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Can you recommend the type of breast implant suitable for my case?
Dear Doctor, I'm interested in quoting the price of breast enlargement. My breasts are size B although my right breast is visibly smaller than right one and would say its size A rather than B. I would like to enlarge them both to C size. I do not have any medical conditions, and I don't take any medications. I would be grateful if you could quote the price as precise as you can and basing on your experience recommend the type of an implant suitable for my case. Looking forward hearing from you.
Breast asymmetry can be relatively more common than most individuals believe. You most likely will require an evaluation and examination to determine which surgery & product are best for you. Here is a link to approximate costs for the procedure ( http://www.surgery.org/sites/default/files/procedurequickfacts.pdf ). Consider a consult with a ASAPS Member in your area to address your concerns. They are experts in Breast Surgery. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
Because of your breast asymmetry, you will need different sized implants on each side. This does not increase the cost of the procedure as all sized implants are the same cost. I presently recommend textured silicone implants for a number of reasons, including the more natural feel and reduction of the scarring that makes the implant feel hard. The total cost is different depending on where you live. See a board certified plastic surgeon member of the ASPS or the ASAPS, all of whom are required to operate in a certified facility to make your procedure as safe as possible. You can find less expensive physicians doing this procedure, many of whom are not even surgeons, but you get what you pay for with less risks and less chance of being unhappy or having problems postoperatively.
Thank you for your question. You will need a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of ASAPS for the most experienced surgeon.
If your breast asymmetry is quite significant you may need a lift or modification of one side which will increase the cost of your surgery.
According to Realself.com national average for breast augmentation is $6300. However expect a higher cost if you have a very experienced plastic surgeon who has an excellent reputation and your community.
From your description it sounds as though you have breast asymmetry in addition to desiring larger breasts. Of course you need an in person examination and consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to advise you correctly. Most often patients who have significant breast asymmetry require a breast lift at least on the larger side in addition to breast implants to achieve symmetry. Understand that in addition to surgeons fees there will be anesthesia and operating room fees as well. Your cost will depend on the area in which you live, and the experience and reputation of your plastic surgeon. The cost for a combined breast lift and augmentation varies across the United States from $10,000 to as high as $15,000 in major Metropolitan centers by top aesthetic plastic surgeons.
In breast augmentation I have chosen to spend time reviewing photographs with patients to fully understand their expectation of size and shape. Many times this simply raises more questions. I will make measurements and use the implant guides to allow the patient to understand exactly the sizes that are reasonable for their body type and measurements.
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From your question it sounds like you would be a good candidate for breast augmentation using a textured gel implant through a periareolar incision and placing the implant under your breast tissue or in a dual plane under your breast in the lower portion and under your muscle in the upper portion. This would depend on the thickness of the upper pole of your breast. If there is enough thickness then under the breast alone would be the most natural feeling and looking breast. As to the size difference between your breast, this could be improved with tow different size implants. As to specifically what size of implants and placement it will require a personal consultation. At that time I would let you try on different size implants and let you decide what size you would like to be. Most women know what they want when they see it.
The best cosmetic result in any particular breast augmentation patient depends on a variety of factors, including: your individual anatomy, realistic expectations, a thorough discussion with the plastic surgeon about the options, and an understanding of the pros and cons of any particular implant choice. Proper sizing is not just about the number of cc’s. The thickness of your tissue, breast dimensions which include the width, height, and projection, as well as chest wall width all need to be considered when choosing an implant. Trying on implant “sizers” of various shapes and volumes while wearing a tight t-shirt, bra, or bathing sit at a preoperative visit will help you and your surgeon choose the optimal implant. When you start with different size breasts, different size implants may be used on each side to produce the best symmetry. There are no manufacturers' standards for cup sizing in the bra industry. The cups of a 32 C and a 38 C are significantly different. Cup size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and even within styles from any particular manufacturer. Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Prices will vary depending on the extent of the surgery, geographic location as well as the reputation and experience of the plastic surgeon. Robert Singer, MD FACS La Jolla, California