I am a petite 5'4 114 lbs. I am currently an A and am going with silicione high profile implants. I want to be a small D or D and have been told variations as to how many ccs would work. One stated 400, another 460, how can I decide which will give me the end result that I am looking for?
Size Question Regarding Breast Implants for petite 5'4 114 lbs
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Size question regarding breast implants for petite 5'4" 114lbs?
Good communication between you and your surgeon of your expectations is warranted - choosing your surgeon wisely is the first step. Discussion of your wishes and having an honest and open dialog of your procedure is mandatory (e.g, implant type, incision, placement, lift, etc). I have found that photographs brought by the patient is helpful to get a visualization of the appearance you wish for in terms of size, shape, fullness, etc. Also, preoperative sizing is also helpful both for you and your surgeon. In addition, your surgeon's pre and postoperative photographs should demonstrate a realistic goal for you. Once this has been accomplished, allow your surgeon to utilize his/her best medical judgment during the procedure to finesse the best possible result for you after preoperative biodimensional planning and fitting the right implant for your breast width.
Hope me that this helps! Best wishes for a wonderful result!
400 cc TOO BIG?
Be well and good luck!
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I personally order more than one set of implant sizes and use sterile sizers placed in the pocket during surgery to know in advance exactly which implant would work best for you. Software morphing programs can be helpful in some but not all cases (e.g. doesn't work well in my experience with existing implants, sagging or asymmetric breasts).
My advice is to accept advice from your board certified plastic surgeon after a formal consultation and examination with measurements.. If still confused don't hesitate to get a second opinion.
There is no way to guarantee a particular bra size. Bra sizing varies greatly between bra manufacturers and a C in one bra will be a D in another. What matters more than the assigned bra size is the way the implant looks on you. The best option for your body and aesthetic goals can be determined in a thorough implant sizing session.
Implant sizing depends on several factors. One of the most important factors is your breast width. Generally, your surgeon will measure your breast width, and then provide you with a range of implant sizes appropriate for your native breast size. There are more nuances to it than just what I've described, but this approach works for most women.
I usually have my patients bring in a large bra and a tight t-shirt to do sizing. I'll then choose 3-4 implants that I feel are appropriate, and have my patients place them in the bra under the tight t-shirt. My patients can then look in the mirror and get a good sense of what they will look like with the provided implant sizes. My patients like this approach and get a great idea of how they will look.
By using this technique, your surgeon can outline a range of appropriate implant sizes that will be aesthetically pleasing, and you make the final decision.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
Breast implant sizing
It is very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “C cup” or "fake looking" means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
I use intraoperative sizers and place the patient in the upright position to evaluate breast size. Use of these sizers also allow me to select the press implant profile (low, moderate, moderate plus, high-profile) that would most likely achieve the patient's goals. The patient's goal pictures are hanging on the wall, and allow for direct comparison.
I have found that this system is very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient's goals as consistently as possible.
By the way, the most common regret after this operation, is “I wish I was bigger”.
I hope this helps.
Breast Implant Size
Without photos or an examination, it is hard to say what would be right for you. Everyone's body anatomy is different and a 125 cc implant in you will look very different in someone else. For this reason, it's best to consult with several surgeons and make a decision that both you and your surgeon are comfortable with.
Breast size after augmentation
Don't get caught up in the # of cc's. You are talking a 60cc difference here which is 12 teaspoons. In the whole picture of your appearance after breast augmentation, it probably doesn't make much difference. Keep in mind, that you are petite, larger implants in your tiny frame will have more complications. Expect surrounding tissue thinning from the pressure of the implant, risks for sagging over time, and rippling (despite the High Profile silicone prosthesis) related to thin overlying coverage. I would stick with the 400 cc implant. This should get you to a D, although no cup size can be guaranteed. It's also hard to say without a photo--so I would also go with what your surgeon recommends.
Size Question Regarding Breast Implants
Try an expander implant that is 50/50 silicone and saline so you can adjust the size after the operation. Otherwise I would guess a 450 cc +/- silicone could work. But you failed to post a photo. So it is just a guess.
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