Choosing the size of your breast implants




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Hello, today we're going to discuss a frequent question I'm often asked: How do I determine the ideal size of implants for breast augmentation?

We'll discuss before-and-after photos, external prosthesis placement, 3D scans and the importance of your surgeon's examination of your breasts in choosing implants.

To start the consultation, I'll start by getting an initial idea of what you want in terms of breast implant size, using different techniques, because if I say to myself, Doctor, I want a B cup, a C cup or a D cup, that may mean something to you and something different to me.

The first technique is to show me before-and-after photos of the results of your breast augmentation, so that I can get a first idea of the size you want, and also of the ideal shape of your breast. Do you want more curvature at the top or, on the contrary, a very natural shape with a more uncoiled breast?

The second method consists of inserting external prostheses into a bra to simulate the postoperative volume of your breasts, so you can look in the mirror, try on a dress and see if it suits your figure and determine your ideal implant size.

The third method consists of performing a 3D scan of your chest and thorax, and using software to simulate the postoperative result of your breast augmentation. When you look in the mirror with the sizers, you'll also be able to see the postoperative result of your bare chest on the iPad.

The surgeon's clinical examination is decisive in determining the implant's characteristics for you.

The surgeon will take several measurements, including the length between the sternal fork and the nipple, and the length of segment 3, i.e. the length between the nipple and the fold under the breast. These two measurements will help determine the characteristics of the breast and the degree of breast ptosis if the breasts droop. Another very important measurement is the base of the breast, which will determine the ideal implant diameter, the aim being to reduce the gap between the two breasts as much as possible without the implant extending beyond the axillary line.

Particular attention should also be paid to thoracic anomalies and breast asymmetry.

Once this examination is complete, the surgeon will choose the ideal diameter and projection for the breast implant.

To conclude, determining the ideal size of your implant will be a skilful blend of the simulations we've done, the external prostheses, the 3D scanner and the before-and-after photos. We'll then determine which implant size is best for you, but we'll also adapt this volume according to the measurements I've taken, the arrow, segment 3, the ideal base of the implant to determine the ideal characteristics of the implant, the ideal diameter, the ideal projection and in fact it's by combining all these elements that we'll determine the ideal implant size for you.