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Thanks for submitting your picture. From the picture you appear to be a small B cup. You gave us lots of information but omitted the most important information which is the chest circumference measurement and your breasts size goal. If your desire is to be a 34 full C , 350 cc will probably do it. For a 34 D you will need 425 cc implants. Do not worrie about the width of the implants. I have used moderate profile saline implants for over 27 years and operated on over 2,000 patients. My patients are very happy ( check reviews ) . If you like the before and after pictures of your surgeon and they are numerous and consistent, than follow his or her's recommendation. Always, consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons.
Best of luck,
Thanks for your question and pic. I don't use the HP usually because it does look too round. You appear to have enough breast tissue that you shouldn't need that extra projection. The MP has a much more natural look. I think the 350 or 375MPP is your best bet looking at your pictures and reading your expectations. It is however important to assess the characteristics of the envelope with regard to its elasticity to factor this into the decision making. Best of Luck!
Generally speaking, I consider two factors when selecting implants for my patients:
1. Dimensional planning
2. Gel Implant Sizing system
Dimensional planning – The measurements of your chest wall are taken. Also, the breast dimensions including the height, width, and current dimensions of each breast form the basis of dimensional planning. Based on these measurements, the implant size is recommended. This will give you a unique breast implant that is suited for your body frame. However, there are some limitations of what size we can recommend. For instance, some implants may just be too big for a narrow chest wall. Your surgeon can review this with you during the consultation.
Gel Implant Sizing system – During the preliminary breast implant consultation, you will be provided with an option to “try on” a variety of implant shapes and sizes. You can also visualize the possible outcomes of your surgery which helps you to get that perfect size to give you the shape that you longed for. This way your preferences are known and you can then pick a range of implants that will “fit” just right to give a soft natural fuller look. Hope this helps.
If you are 32 or 34 each 100 cc’s of implant corresponds to
1 cup size change.If you are 36 or 38
each 200 cc’s of implant corresponds to 1 cup size change.From this, you can compute the volume
required to achieve your desired goal.I
always recommend small round textured silicone gel implants placed
retro-pectoral since they look and feel more natural, are more stable, less
likely to ripple or have complications needing revision.Implant profile is irrelevant in the
retro-pectoral position since the muscle compresses it.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Thank you for allowing me to answer your question. I think that your surgeon has a good plan in mind in bringing several implants to the OR and using a sizer during the surgery to determine the optimal size implant for you. It is important to communicate with your surgeon before surgery as to the look you are trying to achieve (cleavage, how much fullness in upper breasts, natural look, etc..) I think either of those implants will give you a nice result but the 400 may be too tight. Good luck with your surgery!
You seem to be a petite person from your measurements. If you are worried about a "side-boob", you would want to consider the high profile which is more narrow to better fit your breasts. Multiple
measurements need to be taken to fit an implant to your exact anatomy.
Have your surgeon's office show you the charts of the implant dimensions for
the various profiles of silicone and saline from the manufacturer. Then
you and your surgeon can piece together the puzzle by matching your
measurements, with you wishes, versus your tissue cover and the available
implants to arrive at a surgical plan. Keep in mind upsizing your implants
can cause more problems in the future. All the best, "Dr.
Thank you for your question.Despite good intentions,
online consultants will not be able to provide you (in any responsible
fashion) with specific enough advise to be truly helpful. Given your
concerns, you'll be best off seeking follow-up with your plastic surgeon,
earlier that already scheduled if necessary, for in person evaluation.
Thank you for your pictures. First I would start reading the Internet and trust your surgeons judgment. Implant diameter can be +/- 1 cm from your breast with. Your surgeon will choose to help you choose the right implant to meet your desired goals.
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS, FACS
I agree that it sounds like you have an excellent plastic surgeon. The size range is that you have chosen are all very similar. I rarely uses high profile breast implants because they tend to project but have a narrow base.
In my experience the moderate profile plus shape is more natural looking. Your breast base width is certainly adequate to accept a 350 or 375 cc moderate profile plus implant. Please revisit your plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns in detail. For more information on choosing breast implant size please read the following link:
It sounds like you have a very good doctor who will do the final sizing during surgery. Just be sure and tell her you don't want to go too big. Probably the moderate profile is going to look better on you. Go on the Internet and print off pictures of breast augmentation patients before and after that are similar to your size and with a result you like. Show these to your doctor and you will do fine.