Dimensions that give you a proportionate body? Why can't you do your hair prior to surgery?

Are there any dimensions that give you the ideal or proportionate body? like certain measurements? I am trying to decide how big I should go in my BA. Also why aren't you allowed to do your makeup or hair before surgery? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 3

Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision

I appreciate your question.
The size of implant best for you is dictated by your chest wall measurements.  Once we determine that we can choose the profile based on what you want or need to achieve.  If you are seeking a natural look, then the diameter of the implant should be equal to or, more ideally, smaller than the width of your breast. The breast width is a measurement of how wide your breast is at the base, which should be measured at the level of the nipple. Choosing an implant that is smaller in diameter than your breast width will avoid the "side breast" fullness that is often associated with a more artificial appearance.  Other than that, you should choose the implant based on volume, not on the dimensions of the implant. You should choose a board certified plastic surgeon that you trust to help guide you in this decision.  
Silicone will give you a fullness at the top (upper pole fullness). Silicone implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel and are the softest implant available. They feel more natural, which makes them a good option for women with less natural breast tissue; but they require a larger incision. It may be more difficult to realize if this type of implant has ruptured, so it is important to monitor them with annual follow-up visits. Additionally, because this implant contains a more liquid silicone (less cross-linked), if this implant should rupture, it will leak only into the scar capsule formed around the implant but may cause some discomfort or implant distortion.
Anatomic gummy bear implants might be a good choice to give you volume. These highly-sought-after, anatomic implants offer a look that more closely resembles the natural silhouette of a breast, and, therefore, are a very attractive option for individuals seeking a natural-looking, aesthetic primary breast augmentation. Additionally, these implants are an especially excellent option for patients undergoing restorative or corrective breast surgery because they provide more stability, shape, and reduced incidence of capsular contracture. Compared to other types of silicone gel implants, the silicone in the cohesive gel implant is more cross-linked; therefore, should the implant shell “rupture,” it maintains its shape and silicone does not leak.
During your breast augmentation consultation, you should feel the different types of implants available, and try on various implant sizers in front of a mirror to help you to get an idea of how you will look following the surgery. You should also bring pictures of the look you would like to achieve, as well as a favorite top to wear when trying on implant sizers.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Dr Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

Ideal breast dimensions

It may sound trite, but "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  There is no universally accepted ideal breast size or proportion.  In terms of size, in the US, the desired breast size has increased and decreased over many decades.  In the 1920's the flat chested flapper look was in.  In the 1950's the fuller Jayne Mansfield look.  Today, teh average requested cup size is a "C" and women are interested in more curves.  

In terms of the look of the breast there are also great variations.  Some patients want a more "natural" look with about 45% of the breast volume above the nipple. Some want a more  artificial look with a large amount of superior pole fullness and roundness.
There is no one "right" answer.  The best breast shape and size for each woman is the one she desires and that can be achieved for her.  That's why a thorough consultation with your plastic surgeon  and a discussion of before and after photos is critical to success.

Samuel Beran, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Yes there are some ideal proportions like the concept of the golden ratios.  These should best be used as guidelines and not rules.  Your eyes are the best judgment.Make up is usually not wanted by anesthesia because it may obscure clinical judgment.Best Wishes,nana Mizuguchi, MD

Nana N. Mizuguchi, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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