I'm 39 5'4, 135 lbs, very athletic, I'm getting a breast aug with 200cc moderate profile. Will it give me more volume? (Photo)
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Yes, your breasts will gain volume after augmentation.
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Implant size and bra size
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- Thank you for the question. Online consultants will not be able to provide you with specific enough advice to be truly helpful.
- 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, and computer imaging) will be critical.
- Keep in mind, that boyfriends and husbands often will encourage the "go big or go home" mentality but you should consider your own personal goals; avoid going too small but also avoid going too big ( where you may feel uncomfortable both from the physical and psychosocial standpoints).
- 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 know words such as “natural” or "full C 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.
Cup size differs from person to person
I could place the same implant in similar body types and it could change their cup sizes differently. The most important thing, in my opinion, is to try on implants with a bra. See which size implant gets you to the size breasts you want and don't focus so much on bra size. I also tell my patients that when they try on implants and think a size is "perfect" they should probably go just a little bit bigger than that size because some of the volume gets lost once the implants are in.
Without examining you in person it is difficult to give accurate recommendations however from the pics you posted it does seem like you would benefit from a lift and an augmentation at the same time. However, if you are ok with your nipple position then in your case a breast augmentation alone could be done. It seems as though you have lost a significant amount of volume and my only concern is that a 275cc implant maybe too small. That being said, I do practice in Texas and women here tend to like larger implants. One of the most common complaints after breast augmentation is "I wish I went bigger."
I wish you all the best and hopefully you are being evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon!
Ankur Mehta MD
I'm 39 5'4, 135 lbs, very athletic, I'm getting a breast aug with 200cc moderate profile. Will it give me more volume?
Implant size for C cup
Thank you for your question. To get a good idea of the look that you want, I would suggest trying on different implant sizers and looking in the mirror. Try not to focus so much on a number or cup size but more on the look that you want. Be sure to consult with an experienced certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
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