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When talking to patients considering breast surgery, I always ask what bra cup size they would like to achieve – some patients have a very clear view ‘I’d like to be a DD and nothing else will do!’, while others are not so specific ‘I’d like to look natural, be comfortable and in keeping with my frame’.
I always ask the question because cup size is the way that we talk about breast size but I then always say that I cannot guarantee the final cup size.
The bra size is made up of two measurements, there is the chest size, 32, 34, etc., and the cup size, A, B, C, etc.
The chest size should not change following breast surgery (there may be a temporary increase due to swelling) and it is the cup size that is likely to be affected.
However, the precise change in the cup size is difficult to predict for several reasons:
Having said all that, bra size is all we have got to go on, so I always ask what cup size you would like to be. Just don’t be surprised when I say that I can’t guarantee that I will achieve it!
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Many thanks to the author of this blog Jonathan Staiano who is not only one of the leading Consultant plastic surgeons in the UK, he is also entirely independent and ethically driven.
Jonathan’s central goal is to ensure your patient journey is a positive one, where the benchmark of success is your satisfaction with the results of the procedure and your entire patient journey, from start to finish.
Jonathan set up Staiano Plastic Surgery in Birmingham in 2008 as he felt there was something missing in inpatient care in other plastic surgery organisations.
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