Breast implant selection must be based on a detailed exam and measurements of your breasts, not the number of cc’s that your friend or family picked, desired cup size, or what looks good on our website photo gallery. Dr. Feldman wishes it was that simple! The single largest influence on what your breasts look like after breast augmentation surgery, is what your breasts look like before surgery.
Implants are manufactured in multiple styles or profiles (moderate, mod+, full, high or ultrahigh). The breast implant profile selected will control the look (meaning more or less natural) as well as the size. Within each style, only 1 or 2 implant sizes will match your dimensions close enough to be considered “dimensionally sound.” Once the width of your current breast is measured, and any adjustment to that number is made for narrow or wide cleavage, absent or excessive lateral show (side boob) “dimensionally sound” implants can be selected. Among different breast implant profiles the number of cc’s will not be the same, as to maintain the same width, a higher profile implant will be a greater number of cc’s as it has more projection (sticks out father from your chest).
In general, in Dr. Feldman’s experience, a dimensionally sound moderate plus profile tends to go from an A+/B- pre-op to the magical full C or small D after breast augmentation surgery, and provide what he calls the “Are they real or not?” look. A high profile would be about 100ccs larger to maintain the same base width and is more like a Full D but Victoria’s Secret will call it a DD or DDD, and yields a “They’re fake but pretty or new normal” look. These used to be the only two popular profile options, until Allergan introduced their Inspira line. They are the same gel and shell as the classic Natrelle implants with a slightly higher fill ratio, yielding a “fuller” look and size between mod+ and high profile. Ultimately, when you try on the different breast implant styles during your consult and look in the mirror, you will quickly fall in love with one style or the other!
Certain breasts or anatomy respond better and have prettier results with certain styles, so Dr. Feldman may recommend a particular style, and if he is confident a specific style will not look good, it will not be offered.
Read about implant placement options here!