Is it possible to improve small breasts on a fuller woman? (photos)

I am 220lbs lacking breasts to match my size. Aside from added anesthetic risks could this be improved without having to lose weight?

Doctor Answers 14

Breast Augmentation for Full Bodied Women

Thank you very much for your question and your photograph. If you are in good health, then a breast augmentation could provide your desired results. My recommendation is that you schedule a consultation with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will perform an in-person examination and review your medical history, to determine if you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation procedure. If so, a personalized treatment plan can be created to meet your specific needs.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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General health more important

Your general health is more of a factor than your weight. If you are at a stable weight and are not currently trying to lose weight, then you may be a candidate for breast augmentation. At the time of your consultation with your surgeon, your medical condition and history will be reviewed to ensure surgery is safe for you.

Leila Kasrai, MD, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation

Thank you for your question and photograph.

I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon so they can perform a physical examination and take measurements so they can recommend the best implant type/sizes for your body. There are 3D simulators that can show you what you would look like with different types of implants and different sizes, this can be helpful when trying to decide what size would achieve your cosmetic goals. At my office, I use high profile Sientra implants to create a round full result that looks natural, giving you the result that you want. Additionally, i use Crisalix which is a virtual reality device that will allow you to view different sizes of implants and pick which best suits your desires.  As the only board certified plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh offering this virtual reality imaging system, we have a 100% satisfaction rate.  Crisalix is truly a unique experience for our patients as they can view themselves using virtual reality goggles and can instantly visualize their own breasts changing in size and shape with all of the various brands, sizes and shapes of breast implants.  Thus, our patients leave the consultation feeling confident with the size of the implant they chose. 
Best of luck in your endeavors!

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
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Is it possible to improve small breasts on a fuller woman?

Thank you for sharing your question and photograph.  You look to be a very good candidate for a breast augmentation procedure and I would recommend seeing an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to discuss your goal outcome.  Best wishes.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Breast shape

Thank you for your question.  Your breast can definitely be improved in size and shape with a breast augmentation at your current weight.  However, if you are planning on losing weight, I suggest you delay surgery until you have reached your goal weight.  Best wishes!

Nicholas Tarola, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Breast augmentation

You will likely benefit from a breast augmentation with implants to help meet your goals. Best to be seen and examined by a board certified plastic surgeon who performs many cosmetic procedures.

Best wishes,

Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Ravi Somayazula, DO
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation

You likely could benefit from a breast augmentation.  Best to be seen in person to be evaluated properly.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation on a full sized woman

Dear sallymae149,

It is absolutely possible to augment your breasts.  We now have a myriad of techniques and implant shapes and sizes to fit almost ANY woman's needs and goals.  Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon for a discussion of your options.  Good luck!

Kenneth R. Francis, MD, FACS
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Breast augmentation

Hello and thank you for your question. You are a great candidate for a breast augmentation.  The size of the implant is based on your desired breast size/shape, your chest wall measurements, and soft tissue quality.  This decision should be based on a detailed discussion with equal input from both you and your surgeon.  This entire surgery can be performed with a small incision technique.  Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results.   The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 131 reviews

Weight and Breast Augmentation

It is important to be confident that your current weight is going to remain stable- if you think you are likely to gain or lose significant (over 15 lbs) weight, delay your surgery.  Other than that, you are an excellent candidate for breast augmentation.  You should discuss fat grafting as well as silicone implants at your consultation.

Michael Kreidstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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