by Terrye Tebbetts
i recently (3months ago) had breast surgery with 370cc silicone breast implants which when i had consultation with surgeon i was told would take me to a c/d cup. before surgery i was wearing 38a bra and am currently wearing a 38b as the c cupbra is very baggy. does this sound right and where do i stand if it isnt.
How can it “sound right” when there is no definition for cup size? When you and your surgeon plan your breast augmentation operation – plan your surgery – based on non medical – non clinical decisions and criteria, your result and the happiness and satisfaction with your result all hinge on something that has no clear-cut definition or standard. So there is no way to measure whether you got what you ask for or not!
Cup size is easy to talk about with your surgeon, but totally in accurate. Plus it allows you to pretty much think you can order up whatever size you want with no risk or tradeoffs.
Measurements of the breast envelope that is going to be operated on will give you a clear view of what you as a patient are bringing to the surgeon to work with – - your limitations. When you use measurements, it is not as EASY as just ordering up a cup size, because now you have to reconcile what you WANT with what you can really HAVE – - you may have to adjust your expectations to achieve a natural looking breast that is least likely to cause you to have another operation in the future and will age gracefully with you.
Breast augmentation is a clinical procedure. Please seek out a ps that will plan your operation based on objective, clinical measurements (The High Five System). I know it is not easy to think in terms of measurements at first, but will be more accurate and safer in the end.
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.