by Terrye Tebbetts
I don’t get it, had BA 3/4 – 450/475 HP silicone breast implants – “unders”, had originally decided on 375 HP but changed my mind because I didn’t want to go “too small”. I wanted to be a full C small D cup and asked PS if I went with 425 what would that make me, he told me I would be a D cup. I’m tall 5’9″ with broad shoulders, but very skinny 120lbs was barely an A before. I just measured myself today and am a B cup? I dont understand, I thought this was a pretty large implant and everyone I’ve seen that has gone in the 400 range ends up a D or “at least” a C cup. Why do I look so small?
It is WAY too early to be trying to figure out what cup size you will be and please remember – there is no standard of measurement in fashion for cup size – they are all different and a b in one is a c in another. Please don’t judge your happiness with your result based on what cup size you end up wearing. I mean, it really shouldn’t be about cup size, right? It should be about a bigger, firmer, PRETTY breast that will cause you the least amount of trouble long-term – the least risk of having to have more surgeries. Your situation and disappointment or confusion is just one more reason – NOT to plan your operation based on a CUP SIZE.
In the book, we always prepare our patients for the following ~ 4-6 weeks where they are too high, tight and awkward 3 months before they should even try to figure out what cup size they can buy 6 months before they are really settled in.
Remember the WIDEST part of the implant is still sitting too high right now – when it settles, you will have a better idea of how to spend money on bras. If I read this right, you are barely 2 weeks post op – - patience is the key here. Give it time and enjoy the high pushed up look you have now – because gravity will assure it doesn’t last long!
Have you tried wearing cami’s with shelf bras? I think they really complement what you are dealing with now plus you can still wear them when it all settles a couple of months from now.
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.