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|5/13/2012||I had a prophylactic double mastectomy after atypical cells were found and family history. I am 5'5" and 120 pds. I had tissue expenders put in at time of surgery. I was a 32c bra size but deflated due to nursing 4 children for a year each.I am 50 yrs old. My Dr feel that at 350cc saline expanded I am done with the expansion. I would like to be a full 34c. He said he overexpanded me. Does it sound like I was expanded enough to get that cup size. Should I ask what size implants hes putting in.thanks, Sue|
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|5/13/2012||that's a big expansion size. you certainly can ask what size implants he will be using and what bra cup size to expect. What doesn't work well is trying to over stretch skin too much as it will become thin and can result in healing problems as well as unacceptable cosmesis. Don't sacrifice your health for bigger bra cup size.|
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