I Was 36B and Got 400cc Under Muscle Saline, What Size Will I Be? (photo)

I got BA on Feb 13,2012 and today march 7th i went to get fitted for a bra and i used to be 36B and they say im 36DD i did not want to be a DD will i still get smaller i got 400cc under muscle help i dont wanna be a DD im a lil sad becuse i told my dr i dont wanna roll on to the DD could it be that im still swollen??beacuse they have dropped alot and seems like they not really swollen

Doctor Answers 7

Can breast size be determined 3-4 weeks after surgery.

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It is too early to determine what cup size you will eventually be.  I discuss with my patients that it is better to decide what size they want to be by looking, not by what cup-size they are.  If you like the size of your breasts, then it doesn't matter what cup size you are.  If you feel that your breasts are too big, that is a different matter and should be discussed with your plastic surgeon.  That being said, it will take more time for you to see the final outcome and know your final feelings about the size.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Post-op Bra size

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Try to not get hung up on "bra size". All bra manufacturers have different standards, and you may be a 36 C in one brand, and 36 D in another. When I have new patients come in, we always have this conversation. It might be helpful to use bra sizes as very rough guides to describe your goals, but don't use it as a measure of success. The best way to measure success is to look at yourself in the mirror!

Matthew Concannon, MD
Columbia Plastic Surgeon

Breast Augmentation Results Too Big Cup Size?

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Thank you for the question.

It is much too early to evaluate and results of surgery at this point. You will find that your breasts will change significantly over the course of the next few months.
I suggest to all my patients that they concentrate on achieving a certain “look”, not a specific cup size, with their breast augmentation surgery.  In other words, my patients know not to base their communication and/or level of satisfaction with the results of surgery based on an arbitrary cup size that will vary from one bra store to another. 

Unfortunately,  no plastic surgeon is able to accurately predict what cup size you will end up wearing after breast augmentation with a certain size implant.  

Again, in my opinion, it is best to set your goals and  level of satisfaction with the results of surgery,  on achieving a certain look/proportionality,  not a specific cup size.

After you have waited a few months to see the final results of surgery,  don't be surprised if you are pleased with the results of surgery (regardless of cup size).  If not, communicate your questions and concerns calmly with your plastic surgeon.

I hope this helps.

Assessing breast augmentation 3 weeks post op

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It is common for women to assess breast augmentation results while healing. However, you should allow your body to heal which may take 6 months. At that time, you and your surgeon can assess if the results meet your goals and objectives.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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I was 36B and got 400cc saline under muscle - what size will I be?

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Hello! Thank you for your question. In general, implant size does not correlate with bra cup size. The cup size itself will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer as well as who is doing the actual measurements. Thus, cup size is never a reliable indicator for your breast size. I typically encourage my patients not to communicate her desires in cup size but more on the actual look and appearance.

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!

Lewis Albert Andres, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Breast implants an cup size

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It is very difficult to match up a bra cup size with implant volumes because each bra manufacturer makes their bra a bit different.  I always talk volumes with patients and explain this to them.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Post Breast Augmentation Bra Sizing

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You bra cup size will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and is not a scientific measurement. You should not judge your breast augmentation by bra size and make the determination regarding how you look and whether this is what you prefer.  If you feel you look too big, then discuss this with your surgeon, if you are just unhappy with the cup size, then you will need to put this behind you.

Best of luck,

Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Vincent P. Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

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