I am 5'7" and 140 lbs. I currently have 600cc ultra high profile silicone implants. Any suggestions? (Photo)

I am the one in the topless photo and posted a pic of another girl of who I would like my implants to look like. I am the one in topless photo. Hers are much wider. Looks about 800cc mod plus silicone. I am also a little pigeon chest but not too bad. I went to my dr to upgrade to this size...an 800cc silicone mod plus but he says it may be too wide for my chest wall. Ithought about contacting the girl in the pics surgeon to ask him (dr dean manus in Beverly Hills). Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I am 5'7" and 140 lbs. I currently have 600cc ultra high profile silicone implants. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the question.   Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering  revisionary 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 which operation and/or 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. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "D or DD cup" etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.

 Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.   Therefore, I ask that my patients not base their communication preoperatively OR  their satisfaction with the outcome of surgery postoperatively, on achieving a specific cup size.

 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.  The use of temporary intraoperative sizers, viewing the patient's breasts in the upright and supine position, are very helpful during the breast implant selection process.

I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to revisionary breast surgery concerns), helps.  Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Going from 600 CC's to 800 CC's

Unfortunately, the picture of the desired result is not appearing here. However, I suggest you consult with aboard certified plastic surgeon in person to better learn more about this situations and potential #revision methods. Matters such as sagging or drooping  and size change will not improve with time. 

At this point, a larger implant may cause the skin to stretch and the breasts to sag. You may want to consider a breast lift or wider implants if deemed a candidate per your consultation. 

If a revision with or without a lift is a possibility, it's best to wait 6 to 12 months depending on the reason for #revision.  As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Bigger implants

The picture of the other girl does not show up, but I would be concerned about a WIDER implant, in that it may end up more on your side rather than more cleavage- due to your chest wall shape.  

Frederick G. Weniger, MD, FACS, MBA
Hilton Head Island Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

600 to 800 cc

Thank you for your picture. It is impossible to judge and compare results. Implants result in different shapes in different people. Your augmentation looks very reasonable. Going up to 200 cc is only going to give you problems in the future.

I am 5'7" and 140 lbs. I currently have 600cc ultra high profile silicone implants. Any suggestions?

Two suggestions: 1. Post better photos in closer views. 2. Best to seek only in person second opinions to determine if additional surgery is indicated... 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

600cc ultra high profile

Thanks for the question. I think you have a good result. I believe your your surgeon is correct that an 800cc high profile implant will be too wide for your chest. One issue with a larger base of the implant is it will change the balance of the nipple position and possibly make the breast too full under your arm. A good exam and consultation would be helpful with your plastic surgeon.Good luck.

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