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Indecisive About Cup Size for Breast Implants

I have had an exam, but still indecisive about what size I should choose. I am 5'3, 110 lbs, and currently an A cup. The sizes that I am struggling with are 304cc and 339cc. I would like to be a full B or small C. What do you suggest?

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Finding the Right Breast Implant Size

Thanks for your question Size is a big decision. It is very important to put appropriate thought into the size you want before your surgery. In my San Francisco area practice, when patients are not quite sure about the size I will lend them several different sized implants to try for a week or two. If your plastic surgeon can't (or won't!) do this try bags of rice (you can place different amounts of rice in zip-lock bags, when you find the size you want empty the rice into a measuring cup and communicate the volume to your plastic surgeon). The important thing here is you really need to try to wear the "trial size" implants as much as possible. This means try them with different clothes, (swimsuits, professional wear, casual wear, formal wear) but it also means while driving, while working out, while sleeping. It isn't a perfect way to see what the implants will be like, but it is pretty close. The real key is finding a plastic surgeon that will take the time to work with you to find what works for you. Start with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!

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