I was quoted 470cc for XHP Natrelle allergen implants - will this look too big??

Hi, I am getting my breasts redone as I had mine done in Thailand 6 years ago and they are sitting too high and the pocket is too high causing them to be more compressed so they look alot smaller than they should. I have 300cc's now but because the placement is wrong it is really hard to tell what size will suit. I went to A surgeon in Sydney and was quoted 445- 470 whee we ended up chosing the 470cc with my measurements 12.5 x 6.2 cm. I am concerned and really anxious on the outcome as I do want them to look big but not overly big as I am only 160cm tall and a really small frame of 53kg. I am just concerned they Xtra High will look too big. My friend has the High profile of the same dimensions of 12.5 cm and I love hers but she is alot taller than me too. Is there much difference in terms of the look between the two implants high vs Xhigh. Opp is in 2 weeks!

May 26th, 2016 NSW

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi De-May. 
    Thank you for posting your question. It is hard to give accurate advice without photographs of how you look. If you have any reservation about going ahead with surgery, my suggestion is always to see your surgeon again, and perhaps "try on" (with sizers) the suggested implant size to see how they look and feel. 
    Your height and weight suggest that you are quite petite, and 470CC XHP will very likely be noticed. I would be interested in why you are upsizing from 300cc to 470cc? Was this size chosen by your plastic surgeon in order to achieve a better result? Or, if we ignored the mal-position of your implants, were you unhappy about the size your current 300cc implants? If your friend had high profile of the same dimensions, then theoretically, they should be a smaller size (that is, a 12.5cm HP is a smaller volume than a 12.5cm XHP if we stay with the same brand of implants). Based on the comment that you like your friend's result (which is smaller than 470) and she is taller than you, you may wish to consider a smaller implant if this was an option.
    Size is very subjective. The key still lies in choosing an implant that will fit your anatomy. Remember also that larger implants will have a greater risk of complications due simply to the effects of weight and gravity.
    I hope this has been of help. All the very best.
    Warm regards,
    Dr Ray Goh