Rice TestPlastic surgeons seem to be in agreement that women who have received breast implants are almost entirely glad that they did. If there is a reason for dissatisfaction the primary issue seems to be the breast implant size, according to some recent studies. How are doctors in the field of plastic surgery addressing this issue?
Most commonly people in the field recommend the rice test. This involves using a volume of rice comparable to that of an implant in a square little plastic bag, which you then stuff into your bra. The results of the test are crude but give you a rough estimate of what your new breast size might look like. Despite the poor statistics, it appears this recommendation is still predominant in the field.
Thankfully, there have been some recent advances recently to help with this problem. The most common reason for dissatisfaction is regret over her choice in breast implant size. What are the potential remedies to this problem?
Additional advances include breast sizing systems which allow patients to try out various breast implant sizes on their own time. Previously, breast implant sizers were limited to the doctors office where a patient could try them out during the breast augmentation consultation. While helpful, this method limited the patient to a brief consultation while trying them out perhaps in one piece of clothing. The breast sizer home kits allow the you to experience various breast implant sizes at home and on your own time.
Perhaps we will start to see improved satisfaction with the results of breast augmentation over a period time as women use a multitude of approaches. The two-dimensional photos you find on the internet might be inspiring, but often misleading in terms of how a given size will look on your own body. By trying on breast sizers in a variety of different clothes at home, women get the benefit of a multi-faceted approach. With recent news on the topic, I am encouraged that women will have more options while facing this decision. Hopefully, you will avoid re-operations by taking more time to make a good choice the first time around
Try wearing a breast implant sizing system over a period of a few days, or even over a few weeks. By using different breast implant sizes you will eventually find a size that suits you best. For example, you might try on a C cup one weekend, followed by a D cup the next weekend. Wear the sizers at home, at work, or even out shopping for new clothes.
Take before and after photos of yourself wearing the implant sizers so that you can get a visual perspective of yourself with different breast sizes. Make sure to try a few different angles and in different lighting. This activity can especially be fun when done with a friend or significant other.
There are many advances over the rice test on the market today. If you are considering breast augmentation be sure to check out all the options before making your final breast implant size decision. You will be glad you did.
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