I'm having a lift with an aug., and I'm going with Mentor silicone moderate profile implants because they have a wider base and my breasts are already for apart and I would like them to be closer together. I want what is right for my body and with my breast width, the chart says 445-470cc'I am having a anchor lift, would like the highest tightest lift possible, but with the largest implant that I can support without bottoming out?? Tried on 450cc's and loved them, but will they make me sag?
What is a Good Size Implant for Me? 5 9", 165, 15cm BWD, Would Like to Be a D Cup? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
I consider two factors when selecting implants for my patients:
Sagging after breast lift and implants
All breasts will sag after a breast lift. The more weight that is in the breasts the more they will sag. Adding the 450 cc implants will definitely increase the risk of sagging and bottoming out. So what to do? Go with the size you want and accept that the risk of sagging increases with the larger the implants or get smaller implants with less risk of sagging. You could also supplement the smaller implants with upper pole fat grafting at the same time or later.
Implant Size with Mastopexy
I find that it is very hard to predict what will happen in each individual patient with regard to future tissue stretching and recurrent ptosis after mastopexy with augmentation. I really think that the characteristics of your tissue play a major role. In people prone to stretching, larger and heavier implants will increase the likelihood that recurrent ptosis will occur. I would recommend discussing size with your surgeon as he/she will have the best idea of your tissue characteristics.
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