Breast implants types and sizes
Natural Looking Breast Surgery
The key to natural looking breast sugery is to spend suffficent time during the consultation process for both the board certifieid plastic surgeon and the patient to understand the patient’s needs, preferences, objectives, lifestyle, and anatomy in order to ensure proper proprtion of the breasts to the rest of the body. (Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS, West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon)
Implant size and you.
Breast implant size is an extremely important part of the breast augmentation process. If you want to look and feel natural tell your surgeon about your desired result. There are women who prefer the more cosmetic look and that is an entirely a personal choice. Your surgeon wants you to be happy with the final result.
The size of your implants is affected by many differ factors. First of all, your size and weight, current cup size and desired cup size. Try not to compare ccs to your friends since they do not have the same body as you.
Say you are a full B and desire to be a full C or small D, your implant would be different that someone who was a small A and wanted to be a full C. Although the end result is the same cup size, the implant size is very different. (Joseph G. Bauer, MD, FACS, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
I prefer to use custom fit the implant to your individual breast. The size will depend on first your wishes, but also your breast diameter. Implants that are too large tend to fall outside the boundary of your normal breast size and have an unnatural look.
For some this is a choice for others something to avoid. (John C. Pedersen, MD, Akron Plastic Surgeon)
The best way to determine the implant size is for YOU to choose.
The best way to determine the implant size is for YOU to choose. I perform a lot of breast augmentation and one thing that I have noticed is that before women come into my office they already have a mental image of what they want to look like.
The real key is to help them achieve THAT look. Part of my consultation is taking measurements of the breasts and chest. From these measurements I recommend a range of sizes and then I have my assistant help the patient try on sizers until they see in the mirror what they have already visualized in their mind. Most patients are very reasonable and select implants within my recommended range. Ultimately these are your implants and your breasts.
No one else should be selecting the size because no one else has to live with them. Additionally, there is no industry standard for cup size, and so it is NOT reliable to just ask for a “C” cup, because your idea of a “C” cup may be different than the doctor’s idea of a “C” cup – and that’s when you wind up with “stripper boobs”. (Richard H. Fryer, MD, Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon)
Using photos to help you pick the right breast implant size
You think in terms of cup sizes. Unfortunately, there is no standardization of cup sizes among bra manufacturers, so a Playtex C cup may be a Victoria’s Secret D cup.
I think in terms of volume (360 cc, 390 cc, etc.) Unfortunately, these numbers mean a lot to me and not a whole lot to you. So how do we reach a common understanding of the “right” breast size? As unscientific as it may sound, if you look at lots of before and after photos of breast augmentations, you will find that some look “too big,” some look “too small,” and others look “about right.” There is a range of sizes that may work on any woman, and as long as you are within that range, I believe that the size decision should be yours. There is no perfect way to determine the correct breast implant size. But I believe that photos of desired size serve as a great communication tool for patient and surgeon. (Ronald Friedman, MD, Plano Plastic Surgeon)