Need Help Asap Figuring out if I Need 210 Cc Low Profile or 240 Cc Low Profile? (photo)

I currently am a B cup with sag. I have surgery next week and am deciding between 210cc low profile silicone and 240 low. I really don't want to be too big, I just want to have much more volume in my upper pole. Since my breast width is 12.2, would the 210's that are 11.2 be enough to create volume or do I need 240 that are 11.7? Implants will be combined with a lollipop lift. I'm active, want to rock climb BUT I also want to look good in a bikini. Will 210cc fill my upper pole? I'm 5'3, 109 lb

Doctor Answers 19

Hope your surgery did what you expected it to!

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By now, you've already had your procedure.  Hopefully you were able to discuss your concerns with your doctor but in reality, the differences in dimensions were minimal and would be difficult to appreciate if you had use one size on one side and the other size on your the other side.  Probably what is most important is the effect the lift gave to your breasts.  Hoping all is healing well at this point and I encourage you to talk to your surgeon if you're having any concerns about how things are healing.

Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Breast Implant size how many cc's to coose

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The actual size of a breast implant, measured in cc's, is really not very descriptive of what a breast augmentation will look like, or what the cup size will be. It is all relative to the size of the breast and the size of the patient preoperatively. A tall, broad-shouldered patient with small A-cup breasts may require 450cc implants to achieve a C-cup breast volume postoperatively, while a shorter patient with medium B-cup breasts may only need a 250cc implant to achieve a C-cup breast volume.
If a natural appearance is the goal, then the way to get the size right is to 'try out' different implant volumes and profiles in the operating room. Once the implant pockets have been created, sterile sizers can be placed in the implant pockets, and the upper half of the O.R. table raised so that the resulting breast appearance can be assessed with the patient in an upright 'sitting' position (chest fully upright) while under anesthesia. These sizers are available not only for each implant size but also for each implant profile: low, moderate and high 
 By using breast implant sizers intra-operatively to determine exactly what breast implant profile and volume produces the best breast appearance in the O.R., patients can be provided with the closest possible approximation of their preoperative goals, and can be assured of a natural-appearing result.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

Implant Size to Fit Chest Wall

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   After reading the posts, I would recommend going with the implant that best fits your chest wall.  However, there is very little difference in size.

Implant size

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There is only a small size difference between the two implants, and I think both are reasonable and quite conservative sizes.  If you are comfortable with your surgeon's judgement, you may even just leave it to him or her to make the decision during surgery.  There is truly not much difference between the two.  Good luck!

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Lift with implants

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An exam would help or better pictures would help but based on the information you have given I think an implant in the 240 or 250 range would be better. You do appear to have glandular ptosis with at least mild nipple ptosis and the lollipop lift is a good idea! Good Luck and please seek out a board certified surgeon.

Gregory T. Lynam, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Need Help Asap Figuring out if I Need 210 Cc Low Profile or 240 Cc Low Profile?

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Helping ADSAP over the internet very hard. I believe you need a larger implant and NOT the low profile. Think in 300 cc range. 

30cc is not enough to stress over:)

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I promise you that 30 cc won't be anything you notice after surgery--it's just such a small volume.  If you want upper pole fullness, then choose the implant with the wider base width.  Better yet, see if you can find a surgeon who uses Vectra 3D imaging--you'll be able to see your "after" photo before your surgery!  The Vectra 3D imaging system lets you "try on" different implants and see the results during your consultation.  Best wishes!

Carmen Kavali, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 46 reviews


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The implants are for upper pole fullness and are small enough to allow a full lollipop lift which is needed

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Implant sizing with breast lift surgery

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I think either implant would work - if you're looking for more upper pole volume (which a breast lift does not provide) then I would go with the larger diameter implant. 

Breast Augmentation with Lift

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Both sizes are reasonable and will work for you. But the decision on final size should rest with the surgeon as he will use test implants (sizers) in the surgery to make the determination as to which volume looks best. If you are being made to choose the size, you might want to rethink this. Your surgeon should have years of experience and youv'e never done the surgery. It is not possible to know what a certain implant will look like when under the muscle until it is actually there. Also, you have a pretty good volume of breast tissue and a full lift with removal of skin, internal reshaping of the actual breast and no removal of breast tissue will give you a good size, more upper pole fullness and a more youthfull look and keep you at a B look.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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