Are 460cc XHP considered a large implant? I'm 5'5, 130lb & a 32b.
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Is this implant too large?
In general, a 460 mL implant is considered a moderate implant, right in the middle. However, the extra high profile is aggressive and can be quite projecting, especially for your frame. The best way to choose an implant is based on your tissue dimensions, and an open and honest discussion with your board certified plastic surgeon. Best of luck to you on this exciting endeavor.
Is 460cc a large implant?
Although technically in the middle of the range, 460 cc is still big. More important than the implant size is your anatomic capacity, which will determine what size is appropriate. Go visit a few ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons.
Best of luck!
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Are 460cc XHP considered a large implant?
- Thank you for the question. Everything is relative: a 460 cc breast implant may be large for a petite patient. On the other hand, it may be too small for a larger patient. There are many variables involved when it comes to selection of appropriate breast implant for a specific patient.
- 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 “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.
Good luck to you!
460 XHP breast implant?
Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California
What is a large implant
Are 460cc XHP considered a large implant? I'm 5'5, 130lb & a 32B.
There are no manufacturers' standards for cup sizing in the bra industry. The cups of a 32 D-D+ and a 38 D-D+ are significantly different. Cup size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and even within styles from any particular manufacturer. There is also no direct correlation between an implant size or shape and resultant cup size.
Most plastic surgeons would consider a 460ccXHP implant a large implant.
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest that your plastic surgeon be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California