Will I look top heavy? (Photo)
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Will I look top heavy?
If you have small or asymmetrical breasts then and you are not happy for this situation; then you can be a good candidate for breast augmentation operation. As it was also mentioned above, small breast can be something that woman might want change. However choosing the right operation is the most important step in the planning of the operation. Therefore understanding the needs and the expectation of the patient is the most important thing and it needs a successful evaluation.
Will I look top heavy?
Thank you for your question and photos.
When considering breast implants in the 450cc or above range, "looking top heavy" will be short lived. Gravity will pull the implants down and out( laterally) and will not be a good look for you. Choosing breast implants this large will unfortunately require future surgeries to put them back in place. Please visit the breast implant revision forum on this site to see the full range of risks and complications associated with dual plane placement of large breast implants. Please choose the smallest breast implant possible to minimize long term complications.
Best wishes and kind regards,
Gary Horndeski M.D.
Look top heavy
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It is a bad idea to use photos as a means of communicating goals to the surgeon when the model in the photo has a different body type then the patient. The question of proportion is frequently interpreted differently between surgeon and patient, leading to confusion after surgery. It is best to use in office sizers to see how you will look in the mirror. Given your height and weight, very large implants will not be flattering.
Best of luck!
Will I look top heavy aafter breast implants?
He already have full breasts and the addition of 550-650 cc implants is very large and could make you look top heavy.
Breast Implants / Breast Augmentation/ Breast Fat Transfer/ Cohesive Gel Implants / Silicone Implants / Revision Breast Surgery
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
Avoiding a Top Heavy Look
Breast augmentation candidate, some advices:
In my practice for cases like yours, I recommend you to use microtexturized highly cohesive silicone breast implants ("gummy bear" implants), with high projection.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
Larger volume increases risk of malposition and asymmetry
It all about your choice