I am having a Breast Augmentation done on Feb 12, 2016 and kind second guessing myself. Any suggestion? (photos)
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The implants which fit you will depend on your breast measurements and tissue. The base width diameter of the implant must match your breast and this will be a factor in the overall volume.
For patients in your situation who don't want to increase size much but do want perkier breasts, typically a breast lift procedure will provide better results. It may be possible to place a low/moderate implant with a subtle volume increase, however this will likely do nothing to lift the breasts. Depending on placement, the implant could weigh the breast down and cause more sagging or sit in place with the excess skin dropping off the bottom of it. Careful In-person examination would help determine the best choice for you.
It is important that you understand the limitations of each procedure and that you know what you can expect from your implants.
I recommend that you share your concerns and consider all options when you meet for your pre op appointment.
All the best
- The Rice Test- This involves placing measured amounts of Rice into a plastic bag and inserting it into your bra-you can do this at home and this test gives you the most accurate idea of how you will look with varying amount of Breast Implant volume-see link at end of article on how to do this test
- Look before and after pictures
- Try different sizes Breast Implants in your bra at your doctors office-this is the least reliable method
- Talk to friends who have had the operation and ask them to share their experience....Good luck :)
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The pre op appointment is a good time to discuss your concerns. Make sure you talk with your surgeon about your goals and expectations. Best of luck.
Choose your surgeon carefully; this is the most important decision you will make in regards to your breast augmentation. All members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are board certified in plastic surgery with experience in cosmetic surgery. surgery.org will give you a list of such surgeons in your area.
Come to your consultation prepared to discuss your aesthetic goals - bust fullness, figure balance and breast shape. Bringing photos to illustrate your point can be helpful. After an examination your surgeon will be able to discuss and recommend particular implants that will best achieve your aesthetic goals. Some surgeons will use various tools to help patients choose their implants. Implant sizing, 2D photography, 3D photography and photo gallery review are a few. Ultimately I believe the patient should make the final decision with regards to the implant. I believe the surgeon's role is to offer advice; I do not think the surgeon's role is to dictate which implants patients choose. Having said that, if you have chosen a surgeon with a great deal of experience and success, take advantage of their perspective.
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another option, should you desire not to have a breast lift, would be the use of fat grafts. Fat transfer is the concept of harvesting fat from one area of your body to be transferred into the breast. Unlike implants which require a specific pocket, fat is harvested and introduced as millions of minute seeds which are dispersed throughout the entire soft tissue envelope. Because of this, fat can be placed wherever the surgeon desires. This cannot only improve breast volume, but can also help to restore upper pole volume loss in ways that an implant simply cannot do. In any case, I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in all these techniques. I hope this helps and have a wonderful day. Dr Kayser - Detroit
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