implant size

Q: I Am 5'0, 125 Pounds is 440 in One Breast & 480 in Another Too Big for my Petite Frame?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 11:57

Met w/a surgeon today. I am 5'0, 125 pounds, chest width 34, hips 36.5, waist 30. Told him I liked the 400-450 implants after trying them on. At first he thought that would be too big for me. Then he changed his mind & recommended 440 in one & 480 in another due to one breast being larger than the other with a high profile implant (saline). Do you think I will look to big on a petite frame...should I go smaller?

A: Might be large for your stature

There is a great deal of subjectivity to the desirable sizing of breast implants in augmentation mammoplasty. One good rule of thumb is to choose implant dimensions not to exceed the base width of your natural breasts. This will prevent your augmented outer edge of the breast from bulging outward toward the inner aspect of your arm. I would recommend you review with your surgeon the implant footprint dimensions against your breast base dimensions so that the breast base width is not exceeded.

Q: How Many CC Will Make These Sad Boobs Happy with out a Lift?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 23:50

I know immediate answer is Lift them , But if I was to just want to go large and get the lift in say 5-10 years what size CC would fill them up? I am going to get the nipple reduced either way, Thank you

A: For a desirable outcome refocus on the breast lift

For a desirable outcome, refocus on the breast lift. An augmentation will not correct ptosis and may actually accentuate problems with continued sagging of breasts.

Q: Why Do Natrelle Saline Implant Shell Have a Small Amount of Cc Fill Comparing to Mentor?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 08:40

Mentor seems to have around 80cc's where as natrelle only has 20cc fill. Anything over that is considered overfill. I'm getting 320 natrelle HP implants. my doctor wants to either fill it up to 350 or fill it up to 370. I'm a little worried filling it to 370 to make the implant feel more firm and look too fake. I am opting for the natural look but want around 375 cc's Would getting a 330 mentor HP implant and filling it to 370 make a difference? (in look and firmness)

A: Staying within the manufacturer’s parameters is a good idea

Staying within the manufacturer’s parameters is a good idea as it will preserve your warranty. I would not worry about the range difference between the two companies as all these implants are over engineered to be filled multiple times beyond their designated volumes. What usually fails is the shell from cracks at folds or from valves that leak. The footprint design and projection are what matter to your look and not the degree to which implants are overfilled. So probably not such a good plan to choose the lower designated volume Mentor to overfill. Overfilling to prevent ripples is overrated.

Q: Age 27, 5'6", 143lb, 34B. Best Size for my Body?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 09:49

I am interested in breast augmentation. I currently have a small 34B no children, firm. I am 27 5'6" 143lbs. BWD 14. ribcage 31. I would like to achieve the look of a small-full D while looking natural. I currently have gone for one consult in which the PS recommended 450 saline unders crease incision moderate+ to achieve this look. I am looking for feedback to see if this will be too small or large for my frame. Thanks!

A: An examination with breast base measurements is necessary

To truly have your expected outcome, surgical planning with a detailed examination is necessary to determine your breast footprint, chest shape, and the elasticity of your breast envelope. With your next consultation ask your surgeon what are the specific details about your body does he take into consideration in making implant size recommendations.

Q: Why Would a PS Choose to Put a 500cc in One Breast but Only a 450cc in Other?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 09:53

I just had BA done about 2 weeks ago. I had BA revision done from a BA 10 yrs ago (250cc silicon implants). My right breast was bigger then my left before this recent surgery. I asked for 475cc implants this time. Looking at my breast just after the surgery I could tell the left one was still smaller. My implant cards show 500cc in right and 450cc in left. Why would I get a smaller implant in an already smaller breast to begin with? To me a 50cc difference seems like that would be noticeable.

A: Photos show preexisting asymmetry but volume not easily evaluated

Your photos definitely demonstrate well asymmetry in your breast.before and after surgery. Asymmetry may result from either your breast envelope being "relaxed" ie with ptosis or from your left breast having a smaller volume. In your photos we can conclude you have asymmetry as well as ptosis but cannot comment on volume without a physical exam. Since the asymmetry has mildly improved after implantation with a smaller implant on your left, It is very possible that your left breast may not have been smaller in volume prior to surgery. It might be worthwhile to have an open discussion with your surgeon about your situation. If his/her explanations do not adequately address your concerns consider seeking another opinion from an experienced surgeon. All the best to you.