What Size Breast Implant Should I Get? I Want to Be A DD and Currently Have Uneven A/B Breasts.

Hi, i have wanted breast implaints for about 10years now, i have had two children and hate my breast so much more, one of my breast is bigger then the other by a cup size.In the surgery would they make my breast looking even? I currently wear size 10 to 12 clothing Aust, and my height is about 5'2,they say at the bra fitting palce's im a C cup but i feel there is no way iam. i think one of my breast is like a B cup and the other would be a A cup. my friend had a size 385cc and she has almost the same frame as me but im thinking i want no less then 400cc what do you think and also i want it to be full looking my desire size would be a DD.:)

Doctor Answers 3

Implant Size to go from B to DD cup

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There is not a direct correlation between implant size and bra size as bra sizes will vary not only between companies but even within the same company.

The size of the implants is based on a combination of a patient's goals
and objectives and her anatomy. In order to provide a natural looking 
augmentation, the surgeon needs to evaluate many factors including soft 
tissue coverage, skin laxity, chest wall width, breast imprint width, 
the shape of the breasts and relative level of constriction to ensure 
that the breast implants are appropriate for your body. 

Consult in person with an experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeon to understand your options and the risks with large breast implants.

Implant Selection Process

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The larger the implant, the higher the risk of complications.  In order to make an accurate size recommendation, I would need to assess your chest wall and breast mound measurements and characteristics.  Unfortunately, there is not a general rule of thumb or objective criteria to implant selection.

Your plastic surgeon will perform several measurements of your chest wall and breast anatomy and determine a range of implants that both fit your chest wall and reach your desired goals.
The next step is to try on this range of implants in the office with your doctor.   The key to this success is showing your surgeon the body proportion you desire with a bra sizer and allowing your surgeon to guide you to the right implant.   It will be much easier to communicate in implant cc's than cup size when determining the appropriate implant for you.
I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.
Dr. Gill

Paul S. Gill, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon

Best Breast Implants For Me?

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Some degree of breast asymmetry is very common.  Hopefully your breast symmetry can be improved upon with breast augmentation alone.  Consultation in personal will be necessary to give you precise advice.

In regards to achieving your goals with breast augmentation surgery, I would suggest that you  take the following steps:

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're 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 which operation and/or 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. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "DD cup size” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
 Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.

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.

I hope this helps.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.