A Nomogram for Predicting the Degree of Breast Augmentation According to Implant Size

Abstract

Choosing the right implant size for a specific patient is a challenging aspect of breast augmentation. Bust circumference is obtained by measuring the chest circumference at the level of the nipple-areola complex. Pre- and postoperative bust circumference measurements obtained from 147 patients who underwent primary bilateral breast augmentation using round, textured, gel-filled implants were evaluated, and a practical reference list for future operations was developed. According to the results, each additional 100 ml in implant size yielded an approximate 2-cm increase in bust circumference. The authors believe these results gathered from systematic measurements may serve as a useful guide for choosing the right size implant for a satisfactory augmentation procedure.

DOI: 10.1007/s00266-007-9067-9

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@article{Patel2007ANF, title={A Nomogram for Predicting the Degree of Breast Augmentation According to Implant Size}, author={Nakul Patel}, journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery}, year={2007}, volume={32}, pages={301-302} }