425 cc High profile silicone implants with lift, too big? Measurements and pics attached. (photos)
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Are 425 cc breast implants plus lift too large for me?
Lift with 425 HP implants, ? Too Big
Active life style and large implants, combined with a lift that puts stress on already stretched and weakened tissue, not a good combination. Think smaller in these circumstances. Perhaps trying on sizers and wearing them in your bra for a week, if your doctor would permit that, would save you some headaches, down the line.
Are 425 high profile silicone implants too big for breast augmenation?
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425 cc High profile silicone implants with lift, too big? Measurements and pics attached.
Thank you for the question and pictures. Based on your photographs, you should have a very nice outcome with breast augmentation/lifting surgery. Unfortunately, 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, you will do well spending additional time with your plastic surgeon communicating your goals, questions, and concerns. Do not proceed to the operating room until you feel comfortable that you are both on the same page when it comes to the goals you are trying to achieve. In other words, 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.
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 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.
Size Following Lift With Implants
The size of breast implant utilized depends upon the patient's aesthetic goals and anatomic findings. Most patients want harmony, balance and proportion with the surrounding anatomic structures. They also want a natural look with superior breast fullness. In someone with a petite frame and a relatively active lifestyle, a smaller implant is definitely a consideration. Under these circumstances, a 371cc silicone isn't an unreasonable choice.
In an effort to determine breast size in a more objective manner, we utilize external silicone sizers. External silicone sizers are designed to sit on top of the patient's breasts. They can be held against the patients chest or placed inside the patient's bra. This technique helps the patient visualize what their breasts look like with a specific sized implant. It also gives them a sense of the volume that will sit on their chest wall and how it feels.
The ability to visualize your projected surgical result with sizers alleviates much of the anxiety associated with this procedure. It's also important to thoroughly discuss the issue with your plastic surgeon.
Breast Lift with Implants
It sounds like you are seeing a very carful surgeon, who does good preop analysis. A narrower base implant make sense. This is more fully outlined below by Dr. Lowen, so see his answer. If the implant is too wide, you end up with a "Side-boob." So, any way, all the best, "Dr. Joe"
Are 425cc high profile implants too big
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Breast agmentation implant selection
Choose your surgeon carefully; this is the most important decision you will make in regards to your breast augmentation. All members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are board certified in plastic surgery with experience ino cosmetic surgery. surgery.org will give you a list of such surgeons in your area.
Come to your consultation prepared to discuss your aesthetic goals - bust fullness, figure balance and breast shape. Bringing photos to illistrate your point can be helpful. After an examination your surgeon will be able to discuss and recommend particular implants that will best achieve your aesthetic goals. Some surgeons will use various tools to help patients choose their implants. Implant sizing, 2D photography, 3D photography and photo gallery review are a few. Ultimately I believe the patient should make the final decisioni with regards to theo implant. I believe the surgeon's role is to offer advice; I do not think the surgeon's role is to dictate which implants patients choose.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.