I'm a 29 year old female, 135 lbs, looking to go from a B cup to a natural D cup
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I prefer to use a sizing system to help decide volume (cc) and then using patient’s measurements decide the final implant. High profile implants often are used with larger implants as long as the breast width isn’t too wide. Using a wider implant than the breast width is often avoided but can sometimes give the patient the look and breast shape they are going for. There are 3D imaging options such as Crisalix or Vectra which can also be helpful. The most important aspect is an open discussion between you and your surgeon. General terms such as “natural look” or “not too big” can mean completely different things to any given patient so often photos of what you like or are hoping for can be very helpful.
While 475cc may get you to a D from a B cup bra this may actually be more unnatural than you are wishing for. Typically high profile implants look more on the fake side. A moderate + implant tends to look more natural but this depends on your chest wall and breast width. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Best of luck!
Josh Olson MD
Cup Sizes and Implant Volume
There is no reliable formula that will help you find that specific bra cup size you're looking for. Reasons including variability in bra sizing, personal assessment of how a bra fits makes, and how any given implant will impart shape and volume on each breast make this a loathsome task.
However, the good news is that what's really important is not your bra cup size, but how you look in a mirror. Perhaps the best way to determine volume requirements is to use sizers in a bra with your shirt on. This should be done in the surgeon's office so that he can determine the necessary implant.
As for getting a 'natural' result, that is up to the eye of the beholder. However, in general bigger implants and high profile implants do not give what most people consider a natural result. Review clinical photos in office as well to find results that you'd like to have. Additionally, he should show you results from women that had similarly shaped breasts as yours to get an idea of a realistic result.
Best of luck!
450 is probably a little large
You should seek another opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure your comfort with the recommendations before having a procedure. There are numerous factors that contribute to obtaining a natural look vs a "done" look, including the quality of the breast skin envelope and body frame. Generally silicone allows a better more natural feel and look.
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We do use the Mentor Sizing System which works great in providing the patient the most accurate way of how things will look after surgery.
Silicone implants are the way to go and there are several different options when it does come to silicone implants. Again your best option is to consult with board certified plastic surgeons in your area, look at the results of the surgeons your meet with and go with the surgeon that is the best match for you. Then you allow your surgeon to determine what implant so use to get the result you are looking for.
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The best way to determine the size is to measure your chest and see what fits. After that we can choose a profile ptr type based on your goals.
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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!
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