Achieving the optimal breast size is likely to be the most nerve-
racking decision facing the woman undergoing breast
augmentation:
  •        Why?        Because there is no accurate system to
    predict your post-operative breast cup size.

  •        Why?        Because there is inherent imprecision in the
    measuring process due to variations in anatomy and
    personal preferences.
BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM:
Traditional surgical methods of selecting an implant do not take cup size into
consideration.  Decisions are essentially based upon the available implant design and
your anatomy.  Implants are chosen according to diameter (measured in centimeters) and
volume (measured in cubic centimeters or cc).
  
IMPLANT VOLUME CANNOT BE TRANSLATED INTO CUP SIZE
See the attached document “Determining your cup size”. CLICK HERE
ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS WITH CURRENT METHODS
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These conventional methods of determining the optimal implant size are limited. Patients
are frustrated by the
lack of input to determine the final cup size. Typically, it has been our
experience that
women desire a larger breast implant than classical measurements
would advise. In some instances, the patients feel that they have been
left out of the
decision making process
. Your participation is invaluable in achieving a great result.  To
minimize both patient and surgeon frustration, we have used various methods (
zip-lock
bags, nylon stocking stuffers, external sizers/implants
, etc.) for determining the “perfect”
size in the past.  However, we have found them to be
crude and to lack the sophistication
which our patients expect.  Use of silicone sizers which are passed from one patient to
another in the office is
not hygienic.  Patients may feel that they have not had enough time
to evaluate the results.  Patients often wish to try on their selected size with various
garments which are not available to them at the office. Patients typically seek the opinions
of
friends and family who are not present for the consultation.  Because of the hygiene
concerns and the
prohibitive cost of sizers, they are not readily available to take home.
Background
THE PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL
METHODS OF BREAST IMPLANT SIZING
Using this method to guide implant choice has Using
this method to guide implant choice has consistently
produced a final result which patients judge to be too
small.  “Dr. Brody considers the formulaic method for
choosing the “correct” implant size for a particular
woman to be “paternalistic and inappropriate””
(Cosmetic Surgery Times  Nov/Dec 2002).2002).
Selecting an implant only to achieve a given cup size is flawed.  Not all cup sizes are
created equal.
 A C cup on one individual is not the same as a C cup on another person
This is because of the inaccuracy of the measurement.  
Therefore no consistent formulas
are available to translate implant volume into cup size.
Furthermore among a group of
individuals who measure out to be a C cup, some are not comfortable wearing that size
garment; others prefer to be flowing out of a B cup; while others are more reticent and
prefer to be completely covered by a D cup bra.  These are only approximations.  This is not
an exact science but merely an estimate to guide you.  
The most important factor is to
choose the correct volume that suits your needs and desires without being unreasonable.
THE PERFECT
BREAST SIZE:
How will you
achieve it?