How can I determine number of CC's?
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Saline volume Guess
Thank you for your question. A Plastic Surgeon who is very experienced with revision will be able to make a good guess however the only way to truly know the volume is to measure/drain the implant volume. I recommend that you meet with your Plastic Surgeon in person and discuss in detail the goals you have in mind. They will examine you and plan, perhaps for a few different implant options.
All the best
How can I determine number of CC's?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Beverly Hills, CA
You have several options
1) go over your goals and expectations with your plastic surgeon: let them know if you want bigger, smaller, more natural or obvious looking, more or less cleavage, more or less projection, etc.
2) meet with your surgeon so that they can measure you and go over your implant choice and size options
3) for a very accurate determination of what implants would fit you best, I would numb your skin and puncture your saline implants in the office and see what you look like 2 weeks later with your implants deflated; the saline that I am not able to evacuate in the office will safely have been reabsorbed by then. I would then have you try on implants in a bra based on your measurement and let you see how they improve the look of your breasts in addition to your native breast tissue.
For your optimal outcome, I recommend you seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in aesthetic breast surgery who is experienced performing these types of operations. I wish you the best of luck and hope I have helped to alleviate your concerns and to answer your questions.
Dr. Sean Kelishadi
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It is not really possible. Physical exam by an experienced surgeon can determine a ball park estimate of size, and that's sufficient to move forward with a revision surgery.
Best of luck!
How can I determine number of CC's prior to revisionary breast surgery?
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering revisionary 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. 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 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 ( after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers). Viewing the patient's chest wall in the upright and supine positions, with temporary sizes in place, help select the best breast implant size/profile for the specific patient.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to revisionary breast augmentation surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
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I hope this helps. Best of luck.
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