A woman on realself.com recently asked about planning the best size for her silicone gel breast implants. Going from an A-cup to a C-cup, she wants large but natural-looking breasts. “I am very tiny, 5’5”, size 0, and about 114lbs,” she writes; “will 375cc [breast implant] be too big?
“There is not much difference between the 350cc and 375cc implants,” writes Dr. Basu.
Dr. Basu considers two factors when selecting implants for breast augmentation patients: dimensional planning and a gel implant sizing system.
What is Dimensional Planning for breast augmentation?
In dimensional planning, the measurements of your chest wall and breasts are taken. Based on these measurements, the doctor can recommend a breast implant size. This will give you a unique breast implant that is suited for your body frame. Even your fitness levels and other relevant criteria are taken into consideration. But ultimately, the patient decides what she is comfortable with.
The Gel Implant Sizing System
During a preliminary consultation for breast augmentation, patients are provided with an option to “try on” a variety of implant shapes and sizes. You can also visualize the possible outcomes of your surgery, so you can find your ideal size. This way, your preferences are known and you can pick breast implants that will “fit” just rig,t to provide a soft, natural and full appearance.