Do you think I will look okay with just the implant, and what profile should I go with to achieve goal pictures? (photos)
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Breast lift/ breast augmentation
thank you for your question. It appears from your picture that your nipple is located at level or slightly below your breast fold. If this is the case you would need at least a donut breast lift. This lift has scars around the areola, pain is typically very minimal and recover is fairly quick. There are three different types of lifts: donut, lollipop, and anchor lifts. From the pictures that you have shown, I do not believe a 375cc implant will give you the desired affect. There are three different profiles of gummy bear implants and four different profiles of round silicone implants. It is important to measure the width of your breast to determine which implant will give you your desired results. Without examining you it appears that a mentor round ultra high profile implant will give you the size and shape that your pictures portray. In addition I feel that a 375 will be too small to give you your desired result. Please note that these remarks have all been made without examining you. It is important to be examined and properly measured out in order to give you the best recommendation.
Mentor Breast Implants Without a Lift
Thank you for your question. Your plastic surgeon should measure your base diameter, which is the width of your breast and pick a profile of implant based on that measurement and the size you want to be. It looks like you can probably get away without needing a lift at this time, but you should expect to need one at some point down the road. When I look at the pictures of your desired outcome they look larger to me than a 375cc implant. This being said, for your measurements I think a 375cc implant is a very acceptable size and I think you will be very happy with the results. Best of luck to you.
Do you think I will look okay with just the implant, and what profile should I go with to achieve goal pictures?
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 words such as “natural” or "C or D 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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