I feel like I look like a teenager. My PS recommended I try the rice test to make sure of the size I want. I ended up with a half cup 118cc. So would 350cc's be the outcome? I don't want 368. Thanks.
I have under the muscle silicone 250cc.
Doctor Answers 3
Understanding size change with implant exchange
Best breast implants for me?
In my opinion, nothing will replace careful verbal preoperative communication with your plastic surgeon, preferably in front of a full-length mirror along with the use of as many "communication" tools” listed above.
In my practice, I use all of the above modalities and then use intraoperative temporary sizers to help determine the best breast implant size/profile to achieve a patient's specific goals as closely as possible. For this reason, I think it is helpful to have the entire range of breast implant sizes/profiles available in the operating room.
Achieving realistic expectations prior to proceeding to the operating room is also an important part of the preoperative communication process. Patients should be aware that the results of their breast augmentation will not necessarily match exactly what they are visualizing with anyone of the above-mentioned communication tools.
Given your questions and concerns, I would suggest that you schedule additional time to spend with your plastic surgeon. This additional time spent will be helpful in the communication process and in alleviating some of your anxiety. Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased with the outcome of the planned procedure.
Breast augmentation - choosing the right implant
- Your choice seems reasonable -
- There are various other ways to evaluate your choice (see my attached video.)
- Hope the implant exchange goes well and you are happy with the result!
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