I am 5’9″ and 137 lbs, with athletic build. My plastic surgeon wants me to go with 510 cc breast implants. After doing research, I am beginning to think this is very large. I only want to be a small D not a large D. My bra size now is 34B (small B) Do you think I can achieve around a small D with 450 cc implants?

A: Breast implant size

The recovery from a breast lift (mastopexy) is not as involved as the recovery from breast implants. Since most breast lifts require removal of skin and tissue only (the muscle is left intact) patients can return to work in two to three days. Oral pain medication is required for only two to three days, after which time, patients can return to work and drive while taking just Tylenol. A surgical bra is usually work for several (four) weeks after the procedure, and often times, the stitches are absorbable.