- Purchase a bra that you want to fill upon completion of the surgery. Take the bra to the doctor’s office prior to surgery and try different size implants with different types of clothing.
- Pick out photographs from the Internet or magazines to demonstrate the size you prefer. It will be helpful to pick out one too large, one too small, and one as close as possible to the ideal size.
- Use the “rice test” at home to experiment with sizing. Fill a zipper bag with rice and place beneath your bra to see how it looks. This also allows you to understand how that extra weight feels on your chest and shoulders.
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure, and proper sizing of implants is a crucial step in achieving a successful outcome after surgery. Cup size will vary and breasts will look different depending on the type of clothing you wear. With careful planning and attention to sizing, you will achieve the look you want.