Breast Augmentation D-cup

Many women that make the decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery wish to achieve a dramatic enhancement in bust size.  In many cases, patients want to achieve a size D cup size after breast augmentation. San Diego plastic surgeon Vincent Marin has helped many patients achieve their cosmetic goals, producing beautiful breast augmentation outcomes. When it comes to reaching a size D cup size, there are some factors to consider.

Implant Sizes Do Not Correspond to Cup Sizes

First, patients should know that breast implant sizes are measured in cubic centimeters. This measurement does not correspond directly to bra sizes.

Second, the amount of the patient’s existing breast tissue will play a role in the breast augmentation outcome. For example, if a patient already has a substantial amount of breast tissue, a smaller breast implant can be used to achieve a larger cup size. For a patient with a minimal amount of natural breast tissue, a larger breast implant would be required to achieve a similar size as the patient with existing breast tissue.

Third, bra cup sizes vary by manufacturer. For example, a D-cup size in a Victoria’s Secret bra may be different than your cup size in a Maidenform bra. Therefore, when describing your cosmetic goals to your surgeon, using a bra cup size is not the most descriptive option. Instead of saying what bra size you would like to be, you may want to bring in photos of women who have the breast size that you desire. Dr. Marin can also have you try on breast implant samples to help you determine the appropriate size for your surgery.

Finally, the profile of the implant will also play a role in the appearance of the breasts. The profile of an implant refers to its base width, or the amount of forward projection it will have. For example, a high profile implant will project out further from the chest wall than a low profile implant.

All of these considerations should be taken into account when determining breast implant size.

Achieving a D-cup in Small Breasted Patients

Patients with naturally small breasts who wish to achieve a dramatically larger cup size are at higher risk of post-surgical complications. This is because surgeons must create a larger pocket for the implants, and a larger amount of dissection is required. Some of the complications that can occur when large breast implants are placed include:

  • Thinning of the skin
  • The breasts become more prone to sagging
  • The results of breast augmentation are more obvious
  • Rippling is more likely to be visible
  • Increased likelihood of nipple numbness
  • Double bubble
  • Stretch marks

During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Marin will discuss these possible risks with you. He will help you choose a breast implant size that will not only meet your cosmetic goals, but also produce a beautiful result and lower your risk of post-surgical complications.

To schedule a breast augmentation appointment, contact Marin Aesthetics today. We look forward to meeting with you.

About the Author:

Dr. Vince Marin is a San Diego board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body. If you wish to contact Dr. Marin, write to [email protected] or you can follow him on Twitter!