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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by UshaS
The best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery is: 1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you're looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. 2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will...
There are no uniform definitions of cup size. Most of us have patients with cup sizes B, C, and D in their bra drawers that all fit (or all don't fit). A B cup on a 34 is larger that a B cup on a 32, and smaller than a C cup on a 36 band. It is often quoted that patients get one cup size increase for every 200-225cc of implant size, but that is a rough estimate. You can do the math. But best is to have an in person evaluation with a plastic surgeon. RealSelf has listings of...
Great question. While both patients and surgeons often talk about cup sizes, it is a very inaccurate way of discussing the size of the breasts. Bra sizes vary tremendously. There is no standardization within the bra manufacturing business and women wear their bras differently. That being said, we continue to discuss cup sizes because it is easy for all of us to understand. Traditionally, it is thought that 200cc is the equivalent of one cup size. However, going from a small but perky b...
There is no secret formula. In fact, everybody’s idea of a Full C-cup varies. What I have found most useful in my practice, is a simple exercise. I have my patients try on an unpadded bra and then fill the cups with samples of the actual implants that they are considering. They can even try their clothes on top. This gives me and the patient a better idea of what they are calling a Full “C”.