How many cc's does it take to increase by one cup size for someone who wears a 30 band but has deflated breasts? (Photo)
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Breast Augmentation with The Horndeski Method™
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
How to Determine Implant Size
There is no magic formula that will allow your surgeon to determine what size implants will precisely achieve a particular cup size. As noted by answers from other physicians, this depends on your chest dimensions, the volume of your breast tissue and the characteristics of the specific bra you are wearing. Most importantly, you should discuss with your surgeon your goals with respect to size and appearance and allow your surgeon to pick the implant that he/she thinks will most likely achieve the result you desire.
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Cup size and volume
How many cc's does it take to increase by one cup size for someone who wears a 30 band but has deflated breasts?
Implant Volume and Cup Sizes
Contrary to popular belief, there is no accurate formula equating the volume of an implant in cc's with bra cup sizes.
Your job is not to decide the volume of the implant; that's the surgeon's job. Your job is to best communicate to your surgeon your aesthetic goal, which should not be defined as a bra cup size! This is not a standardized unit of measure, and most women can fit into two or more bra sizes depending on make or model. Additionally, it's impossible to know how any given implant will affect the breast size snd shape, both critical to bra choice.
The best way to communicate your goal is to show your surgeon how you want to look in clothing using sizers, or to provide photos of models who's proportions you would like to emulate, or both. Avoiding discussion of bra cup sizes will improve your chance of being satisfied after the surgery by steering your focus towards the way you look, not the bra you wear.
Best of luck!
How many cc's does it take to increase by one 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 you find a plastic surgeon 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
How many ccs needed?
Implant sizes need to be addressed in person
The right implant size for you...
1. Dimensional planning
2. Gel Implant Sizing system
Dimensional planning – The measurements of your chest wall are taken. Also, the breast dimensions including the height, width, and current dimensions of each breast form the basis of dimensional planning. Based on these measurements, the implant size is recommended. This will give you a unique breast implant that is suited for your body frame. However, there are some limitations of what size we can recommend. For instance, some implants may just be too big for a narrow chest wall. Your surgeon can review this with you during the consultation.
Gel Implant Sizing system – During the preliminary breast implant consultation, you will be provided with an option to “try on” a variety of implant shapes and sizes. You can also visualize the possible outcomes of your surgery which helps you to get that perfect size to give you the shape that you longed for. This way your preferences are known and you can then pick a range of implants that will “fit” just right to give a soft natural fuller look. Hope this helps.
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