20 year old seeking opinion about tuberous breasts and implant size? (photos)
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You can see by the conflicting opinions on the doctors’ responses it is not clear whether you have tuberous breasts or not from the photos. This will have to be determined with a live consultation. If you do in fact have tuberous breasts the typical treatment would be to put in an implant and then do circumareolar mastopexy (donut breast lift). I think your choice of an Ideal Implant is excellent, and you are better off with a symmetrically-shaped implant such as the Ideal Implant. Introducing a shaped implant will not give you any superior fullness. In addition, if a shaped implant such as the teardrop rotates in your body you will have an odd-looking breast shape.
I hope this has been helpful.
Robert D. Wilcox, MD
Suggestions for Implant Size
** Bra cup sizes are NOT standardized.
-Dr. Steve Byrd
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Thank you for your question. Based on your photos, it appears that you have small breasts, not so much tuberous. Breast implant selection is an important process and requires good communication between you and your surgeon. Typically, breast measurements are initially obtained to provide an initial guide to implants appropriate for your chest. It's then advised that you try different sizers in a normal bra with a tight t-shirt to get an idea of what your breasts would look like. It's important to focus on the look that you want instead of a specific cup size or implant size. Given that manufacturers recommend that a patient be at least 22 years of age for placement of a silicone implant for augmentation, choosing the Ideal Implant round saline implant would be an excellent choice. Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
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Are breasts just small or are they tuberous?
Thank you for your question.
During your consultation I like to find out your goals (i.e. What cup size you would like to be ).
Its important to measure the width of your breast to determine which implant you need. There are four different profiles of round silicone implants. They are moderate, moderate classic, high and ultra high profiles.
The shaped implants also come in different profiles like the round implants, shaped implants come only as silicone gel filled implants . Round implants come as silicone gel filled or saline filled implants .
You would get a good result with either round or shaped implants. You have to be 22years or older to get silicone filled implants. Since you want to wait 2 years for surgery you should be eligible for both.
I use the bloodless breast technique which I invented. Bleeding is minimal, typically there is no bruising after surgery, and recovery is a lot quicker versus traditional technique .
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Thank you for your question and photos. Your breasts do appear to demonstrate some constriction around the areolas. I recommend that you meet with a board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your goals and options in person. They will likely review different implant options and pros/cons for each. My patients find it helpful to try on the implant sizers in the office with a form fitting T-Shirt, in order to get an idea of how they will look.
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Yes, you have tuberous qualities to your breasts. Shaped, form stable devices do best in your situation and contrary to most of my colleagues opinions, will deliver a different result than a round implant. No one knows what size implant will give you two cup sizes; physical examination will determine the appropriate implant size for you. Ideal implants are not ideal. Go visit a few ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons.
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