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Bigger isn’t always better when contemplating appropriate breast implant sizes for breast augmentation surgery. However, at the same time, probably the most common reason for disappointment following this procedure is not having selected a large enough implant.

As I have mentioned numerous times before including recently in “Small” Breast Implants Can Provide “Big” Results in Breast Augmentation, it is not directly about the numbers (implant size in cc’s) but rather which implant will provide the results that you desire. Just because your friend is built the same as you and she looks awesome with her 400cc silicone breast implants doesn’t mean that they will be the appropriate size for you.

Or worse – they look good but you want a size even larger than she has!

Your own unique anatomy will directly influence which size and style of implant would provide you with the outcome that you are seeking. It is ultimately your plastic surgeon’s responsibility to determine which implant would be right for you.

And, in some situations, it may be smaller than you initially thought that you would need.

Given the right circumstances, “small” breast implants many times can yield “large” results.

The following patient of mine is an example of just that.

For many years, this 47 year old woman had not been satisfied with the size of her breasts feeling that they were too small (photos A, C and E). She wore a 34A or B bra but wanted to be a 34C or D that was somewhat “natural” in appearance. She was 5’4” and weighed 125 pounds.

A. Before breast augmentation - frontal view

A. Before breast augmentation – frontal view

B. After breast augmentation - frontal view

B. After breast augmentation – frontal view

C. Before breast augmentation - side view

C. Before breast augmentation – side view

D. After breast augmentation - side view

D. After breast augmentation – side view

E. Before breast augmentation -  oblique view

E. Before breast augmentation – oblique view

F. After breast augmentation - oblique view

F. After breast augmentation – oblique view

A variety of breast implants were considered and ultimately a 200cc high profile smooth surface silicone implant (Allergan Style 20) was determined to be the best one for her. These were inserted in a submuscular pocket through an inframammary incision (photos B, D and F).

She was very happy with the result which was exactly what she had wanted.

For more information on breast augmentation surgery including breast implants or on any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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