Getting either 325cc or 350cc, moderate profile...Need help deciding before surgery! (photos)
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Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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The 25cc in question will not make the difference between a C or D cup. This is a very small amount and the difference will be barely noticeable. I recommend that you choose the implant your Surgeon recommends as the best fit and the one you are most comfortable with.
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The implant sizes you are choosing have very little difference between them. If you felt fine with the 350cc implant, then you may wish to choose it, once the implants are placed and swelling goes down, the appearance is generally slightly smaller than when you tried them in a bra. Second consideration is to go for the look and not the cup size. Bras come in all shapes and sizes, you can be a C cup in one and a D cup in another style. No one can guarantee a cup size for you.
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
Need help deciding before breast augmentation surgery!
- Thank you for the question.
- 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.
- Given your concerns/questions, I would suggest that you spend additional time with your plastic surgeon, preferably prior to the day of surgery discussing these concerns/questions. Make sure that you are both the same page when it comes to goals and expectations.
- 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 words such as “very natural” or "C 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.
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