Breast Augmentation Sizing


The hardest thing for most women for breast augmentation in deciding what size to be.

Most women fear being too large and tend to underestimate the implant they need or want.

Many women come to Dr. Jacobsen with a particular size that they wish to have placed. They usually have done this mathematics and made this decision by basing it on their friends or the people that they know that have had a breast augmentation. They often say that their friend who had a 350 mL implant now as a double D so they want to be smaller. Oftentimes they neglect to understand that each patient is entirely different. The vertical height of the chest and the transverse dimension and measurements of the chest as well as the shoulder dimensions whether they are brought her narrow, or whether the patient is quite thick or thin or medium matters regarding the sizing of the breast implant as well. Also, the other factors may include the height and overall weight of the patient. Other factors include how much breast tissue the patient already has. Other factors include how much of the breast is in the lower part of the breast and how much of it is in the upper part of the breast. Other influences on the size of the breast that is required to give you your look is whether or not your breast has changed before, after having children. This softens the breast considerably and reduces the upper pole fullness.

The size of your brassiere is quite misleading. Depending on what manufacturer you go to to purchase your brassiere you will find that there is different sizes of the cups. A “D” size brassiere cup can be significantly different in each manufacturer in each department store were ever you get your brassieres. Because you fit into “D” brassiere I was certain manufacturer does not mean that that is exactly the same volume that you are with someone else that fits into that same brassiere.

It is better that you look the way you want to look and not necessarily fit into what bra has a certain labeled size.

Dr. Jacobsen gives to you implants to see of various sizes to use to get a basic idea by touching and feeling them.

But they are different in their shape and size and projection that they give you once they are inside your body then they are when they are outside your body.

Some women like to put the sample breast implants into their brassiere to see if it gives them the size or projection at they wish but normally this does not work to well. This shape of the implant when it is stuffed into the bra does not give the same volume and shape that you would normally see if it were placed under the breast tissue and muscle so it commonly missed leads ladies in trying to find the RIGHT size. But at least it gives her some idea.

The best way to most accurately get what you want is to show Dr. Jacobsen photographs of other women who have had breast augmentation and have a size and shape that you like. Once Dr. Jacobsen sees this size and the shape and the dimension and proportion he can usually calculate very accurately the implant that will give you the look that you want. In doing so you do not have to do the mathematics and choose the implant size that you wish.

Some surgeons well compel you to choose the milliliters or the cc of the implant you wish. This way you get what you get and whether you’re too big or too small you have chosen your size and then there you go. And you are left with what “ccs” you asked for whether it looks good or not.

I think it is better if you send pictures to Dr. Jacobsen and show us photographs of women that are your size and shape and body habitus. Women that are about your age about your weight about your height about your shoulder dimension and show us breasts that have this size and dimension that you prefer. Often women will send us photographs of ladies that are too far apart in the middle or too high or too low or too close in the middle or too big or too small this is also very helpful.

The more Dr. Jacobsen can see what you want to look like the more closely he can achieve your goal for your cosmetic enhancement.

Feel free to send these photos of other women that have the look you wish to achieve and then we can talk about the implant size that works for you. These photos can be found all over the Internet in various places. You may have to spend some time finding them. Send only photos of woman with no clothing over their breasts. Most brassieres and dresses and bikinis tend to hold the breasts upper in and then then to give the appearance of a larger breast.

Send photos to us at any time and we will keep them very private and secure for you. www.sendasecurephoto.com

Dr. Jacobsen always brings multiple size implants to the operating room so that he can sit you up while you are asleep and achieve the look that you are hoping for as close as possible.

The more you communicate with Dr. Jacobsen the more closely we will be able to give you the size that you wish.

Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!


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  • review rating 5  I had skin cancer removed from my forehead for the first time and my dermatologist's office scheduled an appointment with Dr. Jacobsen on my behalf. Not only was the staff accommodating but they actually got another patient to reschedule so that they could fit me in to close up the (rather large!) wound. I still had no idea what was going on, what everything was going to look like, how much it was going to cost, etc and I was under a considerable amount of stress. Every staff member I interacted with put me more and more at ease; they're more worried about you as a person than they are about you as a payment. Dr. Jacobsen is very kind and so concerned about the wellbeing and comfort of his patients. I was in very good hands. I am now going through round two and I am back in his hands -- and couldn't feel more secure. The pictures shared are from my first procedure -- about 2 weeks apart. The scar has disappeared even more and is nearly unnoticeable even without a light layer of makeup (as in the after photo)

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  • review rating 5  Dr J is a kind, compassionate, extremely gifted surgeon. I’ve now had two procedures preformed by him and both he explained and executed beautifully. He is always there to answer questions before and after surgery. You will most likely wait about a hour longer then your expected appointment time but he is definitely worth the wait.

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Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2525 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste C236
Phoenix, AZ  85016

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