I am going in for my breast implants in a week, and I'm having second thoughts about the size. I am 25 years old, I have one child, and I don't have any sagging or stretch marks on my breasts. I am currently an A cup and I would like to be a full natural D cup. My surgeon and I decided on 600cc cohesive gel implants. I'm wondering if they will end up looking too big. Is 600cc too big? If not, how big will my breast end up being?
600cc Breast Implants to Achieve D Cup Too Large?
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600 cc? and you want to look natural?
I've never once seen 600cc implants look natural...at least in my opinion of what natural is.
I've also never seen an A cup patient wth 600 cc implants whose tissue wasn't damaged from the weight and pressure over time.
If you want to be natural, forget about the cup size. Go to a surgeo who can measure you and determine on objective grounds the ideal sized implant to fill your breast envelope. My bet is that it isn't more than 350cc...
600cc is a larger than average implant
A 600 cc implant is larger than average. Some of the data in the breast implant brochure mandated by the FDA for reading prior to breast augmentation suggests that the risk of complications is higher in individuals with implants exceeding 350cc.
That having been said, 600cc may achieve your goals but it is not likely to be natural. Try sizers on once again prior to surgery and walk around with them for an hour or two. Make sure you like the look and are comfortable with the weight. Expect that other procedures will be required at a later date.
Implants and Bodies are different
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It depends on your proportions
I certainly agree with the comments above. 600cc implants are generally considered large, but cup size is proportional to bra size. If you're a 40 bra band size, 600 cc may be right for you. If you're a 32, 600cc will be larger than a D.
In your surgeon's office, try on a set of sizers and see what 600cc looks like on your body. That's a good way to tell if you're overdoing it.
Finally, we've got a 3D scanner so you can see a close representation of what various sizes of implants would look like. Not many offices have the technology, but it really helps people visualize what results may be achieved.
600 cc breast implants too large?
Implant Selection Process
600 cc implants are on the very large size of what I use in my practice. It is well known that larger implants cause more frequent implant complications. In terms of size, 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.
Breast implant sizing helps get an idea of what to expect
There are many variables to consider in determining an implant size. At you exam your plastic surgeon takes measurements to determine dimensions of implants that would suit as well as evaluating your breast tissue to see if you can accommodate the implant size chosen.
I have all of my patients take an implant that will be used as a sizer in a sports bra to give you an idea of what to expect. This is in no way a perfect predictor but it does allow you to see what change you might expect as a result of surgery.
600cc is a larger implant for a first time augmentation although I have used them (and larger). I would recomend you discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon.
Best of luck.
Breast implant sizing
I would visit with some board certified plastic surgeons in your area to discuss your options and goals in more detail.
600cc breast implants to achieve D cup too large?
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. 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!
600 cc implants are large, but...
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