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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it worth it to get breast implants to go from 32b to a 34 b or 36b?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Good question : It all depends on expectations. I have had patients regret staying in the same cup size. You may want to consider c cup.
Dr. Lawrence Colen
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Not sure: Breast implants do not increase the size of your chest, but, rather, increase your cup size. The "number" part of your breast size is the distance around your chest at the level of the breast crease, not over the nipple, hence, breast implants do not convert you from a 32 to a 34 or 36. Implant do convert you from an 'a' cup to a 'b' or 'c' cup.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Maybe.: Discussing cup size can be arbitrary and confusing. Communicate your goals carefully with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine whether breast augmentation surgery is the best way to go. Consider the potential risks/complications carefully as well. Best wishes.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Doesn't alter band : Implants generally are not intended to selectively alter your band width which is a reflection of your "rib cage" aka thorax . Implants are generally intended to increase breast volume (cup size) and may incidentally increase the band width.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Up to you: The decision to have breast implants is totally a personal one. Only you can decide that. Most of our patients are very happy with their results and their decision. Just so you know, when you get an implant, it would increase the cup size, not the band size. In other words, you might go from 32 b to 32 c or 32d.

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