Petite, 4'11 105lbs, 32A & I'm having breast augmentation. 380CC saline filled to 400CC HP under the muscle. Too big? (Photo)
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Petite, 4'11 105lbs, 32A & I'm having breast augmentation. 380CC saline filled to 400CC HP under the muscle. Too big?
Dr. Gregory Park
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Implant size should be determined by two things: your anatomic capacity and your aesthetic goals. The former is the most important and the latter should be to help fine tune the size. Most early and late complications associated with breast augmentation are associated with the use of an implant too big for your breast tissue capacity and chest dimensions, not your height and weight, or bra size. Although you may hear a lot about BWD, or breast diameter, it is not the only or most important of the few quick measurements necessary to determine optimal implant size.
BTW, stop thinking about what cup size you want to be. No one can guarantee you a cup size, as there is no formula equating implant volume with bra cups. It's best to get sized in the office of the surgeon. Go visit a few ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons for consultation and get more information.Best of luck!
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cleavage you want to achieve, your base width, your rib shape/projection, etc. Also, when it comes to bra sizes, most women are not accurately sized for their bras. Please keep in mind that a breast implant is a
round object and has a certain diameter. Your base width on each side of your chest will determine "how big of a ball" or what diameter implant you can reliably go up to with a socially acceptable cosmetic outcome. The implant will "augment" or increase the size of your breasts to an amount acceptable to you and your surgeon. There is no correlation between height and weight and base width; therefore you need an in person examination to be accurately measured. You can also compare the moderate profile with high profile implants and see which look you like most. The profile of the implant will determine how much upper pole fullness and overall projection you portray. Make sure to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in aesthetic breast surgery. I hope this helps answer your question and if you are uncertain about the recommendations made by the surgeon you met with recently, I encourage you to get further consultations. I wish the best of luck to you.
Dr. Sean Kelishadi
Breast augmentation sizing
Hi - without a physical exam it is impossible to say whether 400cc is too big. Each implant has a base width in cm which corresponds to the width of your breast as measured at the nipple. Appropriate choice if implant also depends on how loose or tight your skin is which depends on many factors. It is important to be realistic about what size you can achieve as generally the larger the implant, the greater the risk of rippling and need for future revisional surgery.
Breast implant sizing
There are no manufacturers' standards for cup sizing in the bra industry. The cups of a 32 C and a 36 C are significantly different. Cup size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and even within styles from any particular manufacturer. Nor is there a direct correlation between implant shape or size and cup size.
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest that your plastic surgeon be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
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