What size of breasts is good for my body type? (Photo)
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Picking the right implant size
Breast Implant Sizing
Choose the right implant
- Choosing the right implant is very important,
- You are petite and your goals are reasonable,
- You will want an implant that projects between 2 and 3 cm,
- You want to start trying on sizers of 200 cc in size and work your way up.
- You want to take a tight tank top to the consultation and ideally, have a friend come with you.
- You need to find a plastic surgeon you can trust and rely on his/her assessment because the right implant depends on your chest measurements, your goals, height, weight, skin looseness, breast fullness and proportions, implant placement and profile.
- Hope this helps! Best wishes.
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Small implants for a petite patient
Implant selection should occur in the consultation room with the physician helping you decide on the size of implant. The recommended size will depend on your measurements and the look that you like. I have patients try on implants with a tight sports bra and then we take a look with a nice tight t-shirt.
I size my patients personally because, as the one who has done a bajillion of these surgeries, I have the best judgment as to what will "fit" both the patient's body and her expectations. I know many doctors delegate this task to staff but I don't.
What size of breasts is good for my body type?
Thank you for the question and picture. Base on your photographs, you are starting at a great place and should have a very nice outcome with breast augmentation surgery. However, despite good intentions, online consultants will not be able to provide you with meaningful specific advice. Ultimately, in person consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons will be necessary. Careful measurements, dimensional planning, and careful communication will be key.
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'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 "B or C cup" or "proportionate" 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. The use of computer imaging may be very helpful during this communication phase.
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, and the attached link, helps.
The Best Implant Size for You
Picking an implant size?
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you 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 you find a plastic surgeon 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
Based upon the information you have provided, and implant in the 200cc-250cc range would probably be best.
Have an in-person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with an excellent reputation. Make sure he/she listens to your desire to have a small augmentation.
The patient in the link below had slightly larger implants but ended up with a beautiful augmentation. She reports that she is a C cup in some bras but a B cup in others.
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.