How do I know what cup size is best for me after breast augmentation?

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Breast ImageAfter deciding on a breast enhancement procedure, the next question to consider relates to the size of the implant and what cup size is most appropriate. There are several things to consider when deciding on the most suitable size for breast enhancement.

First of all, it is extremely important to realize the subjectivity of cup/bra size. Many women think it terms of cup size without realizing that different manufacturers of bras have different sizing. Without standard bra sizing, it helps to think in terms of the volume of the implant, which comes in various increments.

At the onset of a breast augmentation consult, Dr. Totonchi takes a series of measurements, including chest wall height and breast measurements. Then, after listening to the patient and her expressed desired outcome, Dr. Totonchi makes a size recommendation. This brings us to the next topic, which is implant sizers.

Dr. Totonchi offers a range of implant sizers, which are available at his office for patients to try on in order to experience first hand what the breast implant would look and feel like after breast augmentation surgery. Silicone implants come pre-filled at various sizing increments. Saline implants, however, different in that they are filled at the time of surgery, thus giving Dr. Totonchi the option of making the implant slightly larger than traditionally sized breast implant recommendations. During your visit, a member of Dr. Totonchi’s nursing staff will assist you in trying on different breast implant sizers. When trying on sizers and making a decision on breast implant size, its important to consider the following factors:

1. Proportionality
Not everyone has the same body type or bone structure. That is why its important to be mindful of your shape, height, and build when making a selection for breast implant size. For example, a more petite woman with a slim build would be better suited with a smaller implant than a tall, athletic woman with a larger bone structure.

2. Lifestyle
Breast augmentation can accommodate any lifestyle, but it is important
to be mindful of your daily activities when choosing implant size. For
example, an avid endurance athlete or someone with a physically
demanding occupation would likely prefer a size that would not hinder
daily activity.

3. Wardrobe
It is important that you feel comfortable in a range of wardrobe choices after undergoing breast augmentation. As such, be sure to consider how you will look and feel in all of your clothing year round. Someone may be comfortable with a larger implant when wearing warmer, heavier winter clothing, but that same size may not feel right in summer months when wearing a bathing suit. Make sure that the implant size is something you are comfortable with throughout the year no matter what you wear.

4. Long term

Breast implants are a long-term enhancement to your physical appearance. Therefore, you should be mindful of your comfort level and how it may change over the course of several years. Be sure you select a size that you will be happy with for years to come.

5. Input of a close friend or spouse
Breast enhancement is a personal choice that can make you feel more confident and more comfortable in your own skin. However, input from someone whose opinion you value and trust can be very helpful when selecting a breast implant size.

6. Type of look
Some want a subtle, more natural looking breast augmentation result, while others seek a more dramatic and pronounced effect after breast enhancement. Your preference will determine the size you feel most comfortable with.

7. Dr. Totonchi’s professional suggestion
Dr. Totonchi will provide you with his professional opinion, with your own preferences in mind and help you achieve the look that you are more comfortable with.

8. Your own comfort level
Above all else, it is important to feel comfortable with your choice and its important that you are happy with the final outcome of your breast enhancement.

If you are considering breast enhancement, contact Dr. Totonchi’s office to schedule your consultation.

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