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I want to get breast implants. what size do you think that is not to small or too big?

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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics 17 years experience
Implant Size: There is no one answer for what size is too big or small. The size depends on your desires and your aesthetic ideals. There are also potential anatomic limitations having to do with how much breast tissue you have and how much stretch your skin can tolerate. Seek consultation from a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Proportional: To get a size that looks proportional to your frame, pick an implant where the width of the implant is slightly less than the width of your breast (from the cleavage area to the outside part). This is the basis of "anatomic sizing". Many surgeons do this - and it works out better than just trying to pick a certain size based on the cc's.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Cup sizes : Cup size is a measurements used for bras it is measured around your back and the widest part of your breasts usually the middle. You can go to a department store and get sized but this will vary from 1 store to another. Surgeons use exact and precise volume measured in cc. Trying on different sizers is one of the best methods to get an idea of what volume you should get with a surgeons input.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Communication.: What size you would like your breast to be after breast augmentation will be a very personal decision for you to make. I would suggest that you look at pictures and see what size of breasts you find attractive. The use of “sizers" under your bra may also be helpful. Then, careful selection of plastic surgeon and careful communication of your goals will also be key. Again pictures help...

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