Q&A: FULL, ROUND BREAST IMPLANTS FOR A PETITE WOMAN?

"I just turned 18 and I want to get breast implants. I am a size 32 A and 5 feet tall. I am very petite and do not have a lot of breast tissue. What is the biggest size implants I can get without looking out of proportion with the rest of my body? I was thinking of possibly going to a full B cup size. Could I go bigger? Also, would silicone or saline be better? I would want them to be round and full so I would have a good amount of cleavage. Thanks!"

 

DR. POUSTI: Breast implant size.

It is very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “C cup” or “fake looking” means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.

Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.

I use intraoperative sizers and place the patient in the upright position to evaluate breast size. Use of these sizers also allow me to select the press implant profile (low, moderate, moderate plus, high-profile) that would most likely achieve the patient’s goals. The patient’s goal pictures are hanging on the wall, and allow for direct comparison. I have found that this system is very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient’s goals as consistently as possible.

By the way, the most common regret after this operation, is “I wish I was bigger”.

I hope this helps.

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