I'm 32 yrs old, 5'5", 120 lbs., 34B with no kids. Is 450 cc gel high profile the best option for me? Or moderate plus? (photo)
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'm 32 yrs old, 5'5", 120 lbs., 34B with no kids. Is 450 cc gel high profile the best option for me? Or moderate plus? (photo)
450 cc MP or HP
In order to make an accurate size recommendation, I would need to assess your chest wall and breast mound measurements/characteristics. I use these measurements to help me during the sizing process to guide you to a safe result for your chest wall and just as important, one that meets your end desires.
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 during the sizing process.
In addition, review of photos and use of rice bags can be very helpful to the patient and surgeon in achieving a safe and happy result. Close intereaction and involvement from your surgeon during this process can help alleviate the anxiety and fears of choosing the right size.
I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.
Breast augmentation with high versus moderate plus profile implant
It appears that you would have a nice result with either implant. The high profile implants will likely be slightly less natural in appearance. A note of caution, you do have visible asymmetry in your breasts, which may become more apparent after augmentation. This is due to the simple fact that when the breasts are enlarged, sometimes the asymmetries are enlarged as well, e.g. looking through a magnifying glass or mirror. Good luck!
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Choosing the best implant.
Choice of breast implants.
The bigger you go the more "fake" you risk looking.
Shaped implants have the most flattened slope, but most patients can't tell the difference between those and dome shaped implants in a photo so maybe the "fake" looking people you see are over-the-top too big or too thin or have something else going on to make them look round. The "shaped" implants are more expensive than the regular silicone implants and take more precision to get a well seated implant. They also can rock on the chest and the inner edge can show as a result (this might be a problem for someone with excavatum.)
The pectus will make your cleavage look deeper.
If your skin is tight and you go too big, your skin at your breast bone will tent up off the bone which gives an odd look.
Good luck. If you need more questions answered talk to your surgeon.
Breast augmentation sizing
I'm 32 yrs old, 5'5", 120 lbs., 34B with no kids. Is 450 cc gel high profile the best option for me? Or moderate plus?
Thank you for the question and picture. Based on your photograph, despite the breast asymmetry present, you are starting at a great place and should have a very nice outcome with breast augmentation surgery. In regards to specific size/profile of breast implant, despite good intentions, online consultants will not be able to provide you with meaningful specific advice. Ultimately, in person consultation ( or in your case, further communication) with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons will be necessary. Careful measurements, dimensional planning, and careful communication will be key.
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation 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're looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. Given your concerns, I would suggest that you spend additional time with your plastic surgeon; ask the same question of him/her regarding the use of ultra-high-profile implants and the greater projection that results from the use of these breast implants.
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 "C or D 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, viewing the patient's breasts in the upright and supine position, are very helpful during the breast implant selection process.
I hope this, and the attached link, helps.
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