Quick question about breast size after breast augmentation. (Photo)
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Bra cup size after breast augmentation
The cup size of a bra is not a specific measurement and is different for different bra manufacturers. You will actually be different cup sizes with different bras that fit. There is no standardization of cup size. The important issue is your appearance, and a reasonable approximation can be done through the sizing process during the consultation.
Thomas C. Wiener, MD
This information is not a substitute for a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
The problem with predicting what cup size someone will be after a breast augmentation is that there are various factors that determine this including the starting volume of your breast. Also, different manufacturers size bras differently. Therefore, in my experience, and therefore in my practice I like to focus on a specific look that a patient is looking for. Based on certain breast measurements and a discussion about the look, I also encourage patients to bring in "wish" pictures of what they would like to look like. Certain phrases such as" too big or natural" mean different things to different people. Sizers are then worn in the office so that the patient can see what they might look like with implants in place. I find this exercise to be more predictive and more accurate as far as trying to achieve the best outcome possible. Best of luck
Dr. Ravi Somayazula
Eventual cup size= Native breast tissue + implant volume used
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Quick question about breast size after breast augmentation.
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, in bra sizers, and computer imaging) as well as careful measurements (dimensional planning) will be critical.
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. For example, I have found that the use of know words such as “natural” or "DD 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 for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.
Breast Implants / Breast Augmentation/ Cohesive Gel Implants / Silicone Implants / Revision Breast Surgery
It depends on your chest wall measurements and existing breast tissue as implant size does not accurately correlate to a bra size. It also depends on the brand and style of bra you wear as size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
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