12 year old implant, 3 kids later is upsizing w/ lift to 650cc HP silicone. Large enough for desired look? (Photos)
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Anchor lift and 650cc HP.
Breast Implant Sizing
Your line of questions seem to indicate that you believe that any and all implants are available and interchangeable, without any consequences as to how it may affect your body tissues or your risk to complications.
You need to go on a few consultations with ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons expert in revision breast surgery. Although your aesthetic goals are important, your anatomic capacity should not be prioritized below them.
Best of luck!
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Appropriate size breast implant with breast uplift after pregnancy.
My best advice is to allow your ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon to use his/her judgment in selection of the best implant for you but keep in mind that the larger the implant the greater the risks of complications and future dissatisfaction. As long as you understand this risk then you can proceed in a more aggressive fashion if you choose to. Discuss this carefully and think about your choices. Please also watch the video that I have attached above.
Good luck and best wishes.
Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California
12 year old implant, 3 kids later is upsizing w/ lift to 650cc HP silicone. Large enough for desired look? is
On the one hand, breast augmentation surgery is expanding the breast skin “envelope” while breast lifting is (by definition) tightening up the breast skin envelope. These 2 forces are counteracting each other. Therefore, it becomes important to remove the appropriate amount of breast skin and to use the appropriate size/profile of breast implants to balance these 2 forces appropriately and to allow for achievement of the patient's goals while minimizing risks of complications.
Ultimately, you will do well select your plastic surgeon carefully and communicating your goals, questions, and concerns. In other words, careful measurements, dimensional planning, and careful communication will be key.
Also, generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation/lifting surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) 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 are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. 2. Again, have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining which operation and/or 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. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "D or DD cup" etc 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. The use of computer imaging may be very helpful during this communication phase. 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. The use of temporary intraoperative sizers with the patient in the upright position makes selection of the best breast implant size/profile relatively easy. I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.
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