I'm curious about the expectations that I should have when undergoing breast & mini TT procedures.
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Breast Implant Selection with a Mommy Makeover
Usually if a woman wears a size 36 AB bra and would like to be a C cup, which is the average size that women wear and the average size bra that is sold, she needs a volume of approximately 350 to 390 cc to make that change. This becomes less if she's wearing a 34 bra, because it has a smaller strap size and the cups have a smaller diameter. A smaller diameter implant would then be a volume of approximately 300 to 350 cc. In the same way if she was more petite, maybe a double zero or size one and wore a 32 AB bra, then to become a 32C cup she would only require about 250 to 300 cc. This is a general number, and of course there are other factors that will affect this.
Furthermore, a Breast Lift with the Implants may be something to consider.
Getting #BreastImplants without a #BreastLift is usually said to be mistake by many patients who reflect back on the decision. Most breasts will look larger and more droopy with solely implants. They will sag more and sooner, due to the sudden and excess weight. At times it's possible for a “Snoopy” breast or double bubble to develop as a result.
Other factors which contribute to the outcome are size, shape, and profile.
The #profile is determined by the amount of #projection versus roundness that the you desire, as well as the #size of the implant and size of your chest. Also, the placement or incision location will also have an effect on profile.
Another element to a satisfying result of your #augmentation is realistic #expectations.
Talk to your surgeon at greater length and be sure to view before and after pictures and reviews beforehand to gain more reassurance of the procedure.
Breast and mini tummy tuck
BA size choice
Some photos for reference would be helpful for comment. Breast implants will be placed centered, under your areolas so the characteristics of your breasts such as spacing and nipple placement is unlikely to change much with Breast Augmentation. What it will do is add volume and fullness to the breasts. Issues such as constriction of the breast can also be improved with additional surgical interventions + breast implants.
What determines the cc's of your implant is a combination of your Plastic Surgeon's measurement of your breasts and your desired outcome. My patients find it helpful to try on sizers in office from a small range of options provided. Each will be a "fit" for the patient, but have varying degrees of fullness and projection.
I recommend that you book a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon who specialises in breast augmentation and share your expectations with them.
All the best!
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Breast implant cc determination
Thank you for your question!
Dr. Schreiber, Baltimore plastic surgeon
Breast augmentation and symmetry
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Dr. Luis Redondo
Breast augmentation and mini tummy tuck
Thank you for your question. It is difficult to be very specific with an answer but in general, many factors going to play to have your natural and symmetrical presentation. Most important factor would be choosing your plastic surgeon and having discussions regarding your goals in person. In general, if there is a combination procedure, you can have your breast implants placed through your tummy tuck incision TABA.
Expectations for a breast enlargement and mini tummy tuck
- Yours is a very complex question -
- The end result is based on your own anatomy, the look you want and how close the surgeon can get to that look.
- If your breasts are asymmetric and the nipples off-center, your surgeon will explain what can and can't be achieved - no woman has truly symmetric breasts. Most differ by a 1/2 a cup size.
- The volume again is based on your dimensions and your goal.
- So in planning, you need to visit a plastic surgeon and with her/his help, figure out how close you can come to your desired look.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes