Size matters when it comes to breast implants. Most women find that determining the right breast implant size can be just as difficult as deciding to undergo breast augmentation in the first place. Guilford plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins believes that realistic expectations are key to patient satisfaction, so it is essential that you are comfortable with the size of your implants prior to surgery.
There is no magic formula for determining which implant size is right for you; however, the following considerations should all play a role in your final decision:
- Cosmetic goals
- Lifestyle choices
If you’re debating between one or more sizes, creating your own breast implant sizers is a great way to give you a more accurate idea of how your breasts will look and feel with varying implant sizes. Dr. Collins has helped many women choose an implant size that provides beautiful, natural-looking results. See some of her actual breast augmentation results in her online photo gallery.
How to Make Your Own Implant Sizers
To make your own breast implant rice sizers at home, you will need the following materials:
- Pantyhose or tights
- Measuring cups
- Dry rice
Once you have your materials, begin by cutting each pantyhose leg off about halfway up from the bottom. Then stretch out each hose to make sure there is enough room for the rice. Using a measuring cup, you will then measure out your rice, making sure that you are filling the measuring cup completely. Sizes are as follows:
- 1 cup of rice = 250cc
- 1/2 cup of rice = 125cc
- 1/4 cup of rice = 75cc
Once you have filled each foot of the pantyhose with the appropriate amount of rice, compress the rice at the bottom of the hose to round out the overall shape. Secure the rice by tying a knot directly above the rice filling. Cut off the remaining tail and you’re finished.
Wearing your new breast implant sizers underneath a sports bra will give you a realistic idea of how breast implants will look and feel under various clothing options.
To find out more about breast augmentation in the New Haven area, contact us using our online form.