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Start by watching this helpful video produced by our office staff. It’s helpful, fun and will get you thinking in the right direction.
Don’t Get Hung Up On Bra Cup Size. Seriously.
Women tend to think in cup sizes because that is how we buy our bras. The most common comment we hear from women is, “I’d like to be a C-cup”. When we hear that we translate it to mean, “She wants her breasts to look like they fit the rest of her body.”
This is because cup size for patients having breast augmentation is a very subjective measurement. Everyone wears their bras differently and every bra manufacturer makes them differently. You may be a 36C in one bra and a 34D in another. And when you check out all the different styles at your local Victoria’s Secret, you can understand why the best advice is to think proportion and shape, and forget about cup size.
The Fun Part: Trying on Breast Implant Sizers
What you really want to do is try out our collection of silicone breast implant sizers when you come into the office. It’s everyone’s favorite part of the consultation. You’ll get to visualize what the end result will look like with some expert help from “The Sizer Sisters”.
You’ll want to consider your body frame, height, weight, shoulder width, hip width and current breast volume when you’re choosing an implant. As you increase in size you will need to use a larger implant to maintain proportion (with the exception of starting breast volume of course.) So if you are 5′ tall and petite, you will typically need a much smaller implant than if you are 5’9” with broad shoulders and wide hips.
Breast implant sizers are based on the amount of fluid or gel in the implant itself. They’re available as small as 125cc (great for correcting asymmetry) and can go way up from there. Dr. Reath’s patients are generally in the 300cc to 400cc range.
Keep in mind there is no “perfect” size. Rather, there is a range of sizes that will work well.
For more on breast implant sizers you should read our award-winning eBook. It’s a must-read if you are thinking about breast augmentation and it’s written by our office staff. Download the 40-page “Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Augmentation” free!Download Our Free E-Book! A Girlfriend's Guide to Breast Augmentation
Some plastic surgeons are using computer imaging programs like VECTRA to determine implant size. You’ll find that taking the time to work with sizers will give you a much better idea of how the implant sizes you are considering will look and feel. You are not an Avatar, which is why we don’t use computer imaging. If you’re curious about computer imaging versus sizers, Dr. Reath wrote a blog about it:
Guess who the American Society of Plastic Surgeons interviewed when they produced their podcast on breast augmentation?
Dr. Reath and one of his patients! If you or someone you know is considering breast augmentation, you’ll want to hear the “Today in Plastic Surgery” podcast. Click on the podcast icon to listen.
In this twenty minute podcast:
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