I want to know if this is a good size or do i need to go bigger or smaller? (photos)
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Thank you for your question. Breast implant selection is an important process and requires good communication between you and your surgeon. Typically, breast measurements are initially obtained to provide an initial guide to implants appropriate for your chest. It's then advised that you try different sizers in a normal bra with a tight t-shirt to get an idea of what your breasts would look like. It's important to focus on the look that you want instead of a specific cup size or implant size. Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
Choosing breast implant size
I want to know if this is a good size or do i need to go bigger or smaller?
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Breast Implant Size
Additionally, many surgeons and clinics (like ours) give patients the option of trying on sizers as well as provide digital imaging during their consultation to get an idea of what type of results different sizes will achieve.
If you’re in any way unsure towards the size choice you’ve made, contact your surgeon to schedule a time to go over your final decisions before the surgery occurs. By addressing all of these concerns with your surgeon, you’ll feel more comfortable about the final choice you make. Good luck!
Breast augmentation - is 492 too large?
I suggest you buy a bra of the kind you want to fill out -
Return to your surgeon and try on the 492 implant.
Unless you have a very wide chest and are quite tall, it is likely to make you top heavy.
Taking time to choose the right implant is very important - making the right decision now avoids redoing the implant later!
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD
It will make you top heavy
Breast Implant Sizing
Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
The size of implant best for you is dictated by your chest wall measurements. Once we determine that we can choose the profile based on what you want or need to achieve. If you are seeking a natural look, then the diameter of the implant should be equal to or, more ideally, smaller than the width of your breast. The breast width is a measurement of how wide your breast is at the base, which should be measured at the level of the nipple. Choosing an implant that is smaller in diameter than your breast width will avoid the "side breast" fullness that is often associated with a more artificial appearance. Other than that, you should choose the implant based on volume, not on the dimensions of the implant. You should choose a board certified plastic surgeon that you trust to help guide you in this decision.
Silicone will give you a fullness at the top (upper pole fullness).
Silicone implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel and are the softest implant available. They feel more natural, which makes them a good option for women with less natural breast tissue; but they require a larger incision. It may be more difficult to realize if this type of implant has ruptured, so it is important to monitor them with annual follow-up visits. Additionally, because this implant contains a more liquid silicone (less cross-linked), if this implant should rupture, it will leak only into the scar capsule formed around the implant but may cause some discomfort or implant distortion.
Anatomic gummy bear implants might be a good choice to give you volume.
These highly-sought-after, anatomic implants offer a look that more closely resembles the natural silhouette of a breast, and, therefore, are a very attractive option for individuals seeking a natural-looking, aesthetic primary breast augmentation. Additionally, these implants are an especially excellent option for patients undergoing restorative or corrective breast surgery because they provide more stability, shape, and reduced incidence of capsular contracture. Compared to other types of silicone gel implants, the silicone in the cohesive gel implant is more cross-linked; therefore, should the implant shell “rupture,” it maintains its shape and silicone does not leak.
During your breast augmentation consultation, you should feel the different types of implants available, and try on various implant sizers in front of a mirror to help you to get an idea of how you will look following the surgery. You should also bring pictures of the look you would like to achieve, as well as a favorite top to wear when trying on implant sizers.
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!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Question about breast implant size
The most important factor is - choosing what you like. In our office we have patients try out implants in a special bra, with and without a top and letting the patient make the final choice. We're here to help and guide you and make suggestions along the way. You can take as long as you want and try out implants as many times as you want, before you make your final decision. This method results in very, very few patients being dissatisfied with their results.