Would upgrading from 325cc to 500cc saline implants be too much for my petite/athletic frame? (photo)
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Simultaneous lift necessary
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Wanting to upsize...
can always be done if you're willing to accept the risks and potential long term complications such as thinning of your skin. So I always tell my patients to live the life with their current results and see if they really need the increase in size. Your results look good and I hope you know that. A bra should easily create cleavage by pushing breasts together. It comes down to costs and risks...
Would upgrading from 325cc to 500cc saline implants be too much for my petite/athletic frame?
You seem to have a great result.
Larger saline implants are likely to result in visible rippling. Creating more cleavage by moving the implants to the center may make your nipples point sideways.
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It is possible to #increase your implant size with a #revision. However, the #pocket will need adjustment and a #breast lift may be necessary; to better #support the new implant. Additionally, a mesh for further support may be helpful depending on the #implant size and skin #elasticity.
Depending on the reason for the breast revision determines the sizing outcome. However, there are no guarantees with size predictions for revisions. Initially, if a woman wears a size 36 AB bra and would like to be a C cup, which is the average size that women wear and the average size bra that is sold, she needs a volume of approximately 350 to 390 cc to make that change. This becomes less if she's wearing a 34 bra, because it has a smaller strap size and the cups have a smaller diameter. A smaller diameter implant would then be a volume of approximately 300 to 350 cc. In the same way if she was more petite, maybe a double zero or size one and wore a 32 AB bra, then to become a 32 C cup she would only require about 250 to 300 cc. This is a general number, and of course there are other factors that will affect this.
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You will learn if you are a candidate to increase implant size. and more about the #options best suitable for you, during a one-on-one in-person #consultation.