What cup size will an 345cc implant get me? (photos)
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You may want to get a second opinion.
If you’re unsure about the size of breast implant you’ve picked, you may want to delay your breast augmentation procedure until you can get a second opinion. A plastic surgeon should use their training and expertise to guide you in making this choice and provide recommendations based on your chest and breast measurements and a physical examination. You should understand and feel comfortable about their recommendation, not be left with questions. Whether you decide to see another surgeon or not, you can make rice sizers at home that you can wear with a sports bra to help feel and gauge the difference between breast implant sizes.
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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Breast implants - what is the right size
- I am sorry your plastic surgeon didn't give you much guidance - it is part of her/his job but some surgeons leave it all to you.
- On an average woman (5.5 and 125 pounds), a 295 cc will be a B look (small normal), a 350 with be a C look (full normal) and a 375-400 a D look.
- But I have some very small patients in whom a 275 cc is a D.
- So what about returning to your surgeon for another sizer fitting, using the suggestions in my attached video on choosing your breast implant.
What cup size will an 345cc implant get me?
There is no accurate/reliable/predictable correlation between size/profile breast implant utilized and cup size achieved. Ultimately, careful communication of your goals (in my practice I prefer the use of goal pictures, direct examination/communication in front of a full-length mirror, and computer imaging) will be critical.
***Given that your surgery is coming up soon (and your ongoing concerns), I would suggest that you schedule additional time to spend with your plastic surgeon communicating your goals, preferably prior to the date of surgery.
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 are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining 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 "full C , small D cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful. Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. Again, the use of computer imaging has been very helpful during the communication process, in our practice.
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, after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers.
I hope this (and the attached link, dedicated to breast augmentation surgery concerns) helps. Best wishes.
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.