Will 400cc HP Silicone Implants Be Good For My Figure (photos)

Hi, I am having surgery scheduled on 30th Jan. During pre apt i tried the 400 CC implant and i felt it was good on me. please suggest those will be good or not and attached are the photographs and will it give me D Cup or Full C Cup Height : 5.2 Weight :112 lbs Implant : Round HP 400 CC Incision : Transaxillary Placement: Submuscular Current Bra Size : 32/34 A Expected :: 32/34 D/C

Doctor Answers 25

HP Breast Implant

You have chosen a very popular size. If you like the way it looked when you tried it on you will like it after surgery. As for the bra size, see what bra size you fill when you place your own breast and implant in the bra.The width of the implant should be close to but not beyond the width of your natural breast for the best results.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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The technique of stuffing a bra for sizing is not very accurate. In vivo the implants are under the muscle or gland and compressed and therefore a little smaller

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Implant Size and Bra Size


You can't determine, with any significant accuracy, what sized implant is needed to give you a particular bra size.  If you like your appearance during the sizing, then you should go with that.

As for HP, it is the 'implant du jour' for both patient and many surgeons.  The reality is that patients receiving hp implants are at highest risk for post operative complications leading to reoperation in the first 3 years. This is a fact published in our medical journals. To make matters worse, those that do well, and even look 'fantastic' after the surgery, will suffer long term changes due to the exaggerated pressures on their tissues which will lead to reoperation in the 5 to 10 year period.  Stick with a mid-profile implant, even if it means compromising on volume.

Best of luck!

Gerald Minniti, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Implant size choice can be tricky

Based on your photos and expectations I would agree that a 400 cc implant is a good choice for you.  Generally speaking you will be in the "C" cup size range.  I will disagree with the choice of a high profile implant though.  You have a broad chest with a wide distance between your breasts.  I would choose a wider based implant to give you more cleavage and upper pole fullness.  In fact, you could even choose a larger implant and still achieve a very nice natural result.

Good Luck!

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Will 400cc HP Silicone Implants Be Good For My Figure

If the size looks good in trials, it will probably look good as implants, though it may look a bit smaller (10%ish) in terms of size. For your frame (or anyone's) the implant should have a width that is not more than your own breast width, and your breast skin should not be too tight to allow for that size. Your surgeon can help with those decisions.

As to cup size, I won't guess. There are no fixed standards out there, and many patients fit into bras of 3 different cup sizes. Thanks for your photo and for the posted photos. Best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Best Breast Implants For Me?

Thank you for the question and pictures.

 When it comes to selection of the “best” breast implant size/profile to meet patient's goals, 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 be critical in determining  breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals. 
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. For example, I have found that the use of words such as “natural”  or “C/D cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
 Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.

3.  Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly,  allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals.  Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Will 400 cc be the best?

In terms of picking the right implants to achieve your goals, 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.

Houston, TX

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implant Size

The size that you chose is very popular. Your surgeon knows the scope of the surgery and the specifics about you. Therefore, if he or she was comfortable with the size at preop and you liked the size, then you should feel comfortable in proceeding.

The size of the implants are based on a combination of a patient's goals and objectives and her anatomy. In order to provide a natural looking augmentation, the surgeon needs to evaluate many factors including soft tissue coverage, skin laxity, chest wall width, breast imprint width, the shape of the breasts and relative level of constriction to ensure that the breast implants are appropriate for your body.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

400cc HP Silicone Implant

Deciding on which implant to use is always a difficult decision for women. The benefit is that in this day and age is that there are so many choices of implants that the augmentation can be tailored to each patient.

It sounds like you have already done your homework, taking the time to try on implants is important. I always tell patients you look a touch smaller in your final result than you do when you are trying on implants. If you are between two sizes I usually encourage patients to go with the bigger size.

The 405cc HP Sientra Gummy Bear implant is one of the most common implants that I use in my practice. This range of implant is a good balance between giving patients the fullness they desire and a professional look when they want to dress them down.

The new silicone implants have allowed patients to achieve the fullness they desire without the overly round fake appearance that the saline implants can give patients. The silicone implants also give women a much more natural feel to their breasts.

It is important to see your board certified plastic surgeon to help guide you to an implant that will give you an aesthetically pleasing breast.

Johnny Franco, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 114 reviews

Implant Selection Process

In order to make an accurate size recommendation, I would need to assess your chest wall and breast mound measurements and characteristics.  Unfortunately, there is not a general rule of thumb or objective criteria to implant selection.
Your plastic surgeon will perform several measurements of your chest wall and breast anatomy and determine a range of implants that both fit your chest wall and reach your desired goals.
The next step is to try on this range of implants in the office with your doctor.   The key to this success is showing your surgeon the body proportion you desire with a bra sizer and allowing your surgeon to guide you to the right implant.   It will be much easier to communicate in implant cc's than cup size when determining the appropriate implant for you.
I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.
Dr. Gill

Paul S. Gill, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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