by Terrye Tebbetts
In your experience can women who are thin (5’4 110 AA) get over implants? I want to be a full A, maybe small B, but want them to look real. I’m in my 40′s and have breastfed 3 children. Thanks!
It is all about how much breast tissue – soft tissue in the area where the new implant will live – that determines which pocket location you should use. The High Five Measurement rule is that if you have less than 2 cm of coverage in the upper portion of the breast, then you should put more coverage over the implant.
If you put implants under thin coverage, you are much more likely to see implant edges and rippling.
What makes an implant, a BA, breast implants – whatever you want to call it – natural is an implant that is the right size to simply fill the empty space in your breast envelope. The most successful, predictable way to figure that out is to use an objective measurement system, like the High Five System, to plan your operation and implant size selection. This way, you are never asking your tissue to go to a place it has never been and will help you achieve the best breast augmentation. A really good idea of where you can go safely is back to the range of size you were at the height of your pregnancy and or nursing experience.
You can’t predictably get there by talking cup size – it is not a medical term and in fashion it varies so much depending on the manufacturer and what mood you are in when you buy one! Please don’t plan your operation on something this unstable (or sizers or pics of others either!).
I would love to know your reasoning for trying to go with “overs”. But I hope you understand now that it’s not the pocket location or the incision or the implant that makes a natural, pretty breast – - it is how the implant is used and making sure that it is the right size for you!
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.