Q&A: IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A PETITE GIRL TO HAVE A SAFE SURGERY LIKE BREAST AUGMENTATION?

"I’m 23 I’m 5’1 and I weight about 98 pounds I’m have no type of boobs, I mean I can grab some but it’s small then a A cup.. now my question is, is it possible for a petite girl to have a safe surgery?"

 

DR. POUSTI: Petite girls and breast augmentation?

Thank you for the question. For most patients with your petite frame and anatomic starting point, I recommend the use of round silicone breast implants placed in the sub muscular (dual plane) position. Very nice outcomes can be achieved, assuming careful selection of plastic surgeon, careful communication of goals, and careful execution of the procedure.

Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to petite ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:

1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.

2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.

In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. For example, I have found that the use of know words such as “natural” or “C cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.

Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. Again, the use of computer imaging has been very helpful during the communication process, in our practice.

3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery, after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers.

I hope this (and the attached link, dedicated to breast augmentation surgery for petite patients) helps. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

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