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Linde

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Am one of the genetic lucky omes. I never yook any antrogen blocker.
My boobs grew, slowly but surly, and I am now about the saome size Moni is, and my grow one size bigger.

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I think that something else that needs to be said here... nothing wrong with small boobs, they stay perky and are fine just the way they are and personally I prefer a small pair of natural boobs than a big pair of augmented breasts, personal choice of course but something to consider for girls considering implants
Its about proportion for me. I'm 6'2" 42-44 band size. My breasts would look fine in a 34B bra but tha small band wouldn't fit on my bare skeleton.
I would be ecstatic to fill the cups of a standard 42B bra. Thats equivalent in size to about a 34DD.

I'm not after huge, just something that will look normal. I'll be 4 years hrt next month so I'm likely not getting there on my own.
 

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I guess my thought is to ignore the alphabet soup of cup size, ignore the numerology of ribcage size and stand in front of a mirror with the different sizes to see what looks right for you. Let your eye tell you what is right rather than some crazy mixed up measuring system. I had in my head that I wanted a size C, like a moderate sized breast. Well, that didn't look right. I tried bigger and it looked right. It wasn't until the assistant was leaving the room that I asked the size. When she said DD, we were like, "Are you serious?" My partner thought that was hilarious! I don't have huge boobs unlike @NicoleT , I have proportional ones. Just sayin!
 

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I’ve got a quote from Manchester clinic and getting one from transform Birmingham snd then Nuffield leamington spa ( my preferred as 2 miles away )
Will do a review once all in
Thank you Melanie and thanks to all contributors for this interesting productive thread.

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I guess my thought is to ignore the alphabet soup of cup size, ignore the numerology of ribcage size and stand in front of a mirror with the different sizes to see what looks right for you. Let your eye tell you what is right rather than some crazy mixed up measuring system. I had in my head that I wanted a size C, like a moderate sized breast. Well, that didn't look right. I tried bigger and it looked right. It wasn't until the assistant was leaving the room that I asked the size. When she said DD, we were like, "Are you serious?" My partner thought that was hilarious! I don't have huge boobs unlike @NicoleT , I have proportional ones. Just sayin!
Hey hey hey...what the hell... There not huge... just a good bra. Damn. I do you agree breast size is very simply something you want proportional with your body. More than that it’s something that makes you feel good about you in this entire crazy gender dysphoria that we deal with.

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@Moni I had under the muscle implants as well, and they are definitely not as jiggly when placed that way. On the other hand, they will not sag as much over time. This is important for older women. In fact I can say that after over two years, the implants have "relaxed" to a more natural shape. I did not have "gummy bear" implants. I went with Mentor medium profile 640/680cc implants. (Note: It is not that unusual to have a slightly asymmetrical chest.) They are double-sealed, and as with most modern implants have very little chance of rupture resulting in silicone leakage.

I was originally told that 400 cc implants should do (eyeball inspection by Dr. McGinn). Another surgeon told me 600 cc. A third surgeon told me between 500-600 cc, but when he got me on the operating table, he said I looked best with the size he gave me. You can find an excellent discussion of implant sizing here, but in the end you have to trust the eye of your surgeon. I have no regrets getting the size I got. My surgeon is a well-known plastic surgeon with a large transgender clientele. He knew what would work for me.

Saline implants are still an option, but when they fail, you lose a breast until it can be replaced. The newest generation of silicone implants do not deflate when ruptured. That does mean, however, you need to get an MRI or ultrasound every three years or so to check the integrity of the implant. They should last at least ten years, and probably much longer.

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I'm a 40B, and even though B doesn't sound big, it looks fairly big on someone who is 5' 5". My chest isn't all that wide, most of my band size is lat muscle in the back. I still have a ton of back muscle, I am thick front to back, not side to side. So the 40B size looks very proportional, maybe even just a hair beyond proportional, on me. I have been taking spironolactone and finasteride, though, which many people seem not to have great breast growth with.

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Weird camera angle that makes my shoulders look a mile wide, but you get the idea regarding breast size. B cup is nothing to be ashamed of.
 

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I was always one of those people who thought smaller breasts looked good...on natal women, and I still do. So I always thought that I'd be completely happy with smaller breasts. After all I'm trans and very few of us ever grow breasts as big as we'd like so I might want to get used to the idea of smaller.

But lately my mindset has been changing. See I'm a pretty large person. I'm 6' 1" and weigh a shade over 250 pounds. I've got a natural "barrel" chest (but as I lose weight it is shrinking a bit). It's going to be hard for me to ever REALLY pass. If I want to, I'm going to have to have some obvious female attributes. I need breasts that say "female", and that's not gonna happen with smaller boobs.

Recently I bought a pair of fake C cup breasts to put on top of the little A cup breasts I've already grown. They barely even showed up in my looser fitting tops. They feel TOTALLY awesome though when I'm walking around. But I've come to the conclusion that if I want to look more feminine I'm going to have to have at least DD size breasts...at least that size if not bigger. My frame is just too large and it will hide anything smaller.

So I think that I'll probably have to eventually have a BA. I don't want one and I'm praying that I'll somehow grow a large enough pair that it won't become necessary...but I don't think that's gonna be the case. I just passed my one and a half year mark though, so I still have plenty of time to do some growing before I'd have to decide to go under the knife.
 

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@Lexxi , If you don't tell us your bandwidth the cup sizes mean nothing. I am one size larger than Katie, because she uses one of my old bras. That means, I am 38D / 40C. But I would be a 36 DD, or a 44 A. This shows that cup sizes have only meanings with the bandsize mentioned along with it.

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Yes thanks for all those wise words. I think your body shape and size is the start in how big I go. Plus I’ve waited till they have stopped growing which is important.
 

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There is a lot to this topic. I can offer experience with one of these alternatives. There are pluses and minuses and that is why you should maybe check out some websites about the surgery. I would be active in trying to figure out what is important to you. I had cohesive gel implants also known as gummy bears. My doctor doesn't even do the old silicone types any more. I went under the muscle with 640 cc, medium profile implants. That sounds huge and I was planning for smaller, but on my final fitting I decided to go bigger. They were a better fit to my body. So much is about proportion on your body. It gives me a 38 D or if I wanted to limit my breathing a 36DD. That's a Victoria Secret measurement. Sizing is so stupid. The cup size and the cc sizes are pretty useless in judging what is good for your body. The advantages of gummy bears and under the muscle! Gummy bears at the time I got them reported no cancer risk above anything else. They don't have the danger of leaking like the old ones do. You can cut them in half and they stay intact. I really love the firmness, the feel in my hand. They might be described as perkier. When placed under the muscle, they don't sag. I don't have to worry about a bra if I don't want to. With under the muscle there is less risk of capsular enclosure (contracture ?) I think is the term. This is where the body forms a hard casing around them. They then have to be removed because they hurt. Under the muscle prevents the implant from becoming displaced. Some tear drop implants have been known to travel, spin, move. Not good. The negatives as I see it have to do with a larger ribcage on trans women. Since they don't move and since my ribcage is bigger than a cis woman's, cleavage is really hard to attain. This might be why some docs recommend the over the muscle placement. If cleavage is important to you, ask about this. Another thought is that under the muscle gives less bounce. (I think @Maybebaby56 , Terri had a different setup if she would care to share.) There is some bounce but not what I expected. Advantage if you are active, disadvantage if you want to flash the grocery clerk when you bend over to write a check! (For those who don't know, an ancient method of paying for stuff.) If anyone is interested and if Allie or staff isn't opposed, I wouldn't mind showing on a zoom if no one objected. It's hard to tell from still pictures. I really don't care. I would highly recommend sizing before you decide. I had a sizing by a trans doctor which consisted of a glance from across the room and her saying "Eh, I'd give you 425 c.c.'s. So I went to someone who does them all the time. You put on a bra and they give you different sizes to try. You look in the mirror and try them out. Invaluable!

Okay, I'm spent for now.
Like as weird as this seems I would like to private zoom or Skype a look. I want to decide I still have questions lol.
 

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Like as weird as this seems I would like to private zoom or Skype a look. I want to decide I still have questions lol.
Do you know she’s absolutely right
You can’t beat looking for real at a real person that you knows breasts to understand what you can do and can’t. Also I think this applies even more to bottom surgery. I had no idea really
 

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Like as weird as this seems I would like to private zoom or Skype a look. I want to decide I still have questions lol.
I'd be willing to do this if it would help someone although I have no notion of how best to do it. Skype never works on my computer. Don't want to offend anybody, of course. If Allie would be okay with it maybe a breakout room, I don't know.
 

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I'd be willing to do this if it would help someone although I have no notion of how best to do it. Skype never works on my computer. Don't want to offend anybody, of course. If Allie would be okay with it maybe a breakout room, I don't know.
I'm happy to run a breakout room for special topics! This way only those accepting of show it all can participate, Just let me know!

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I'd be willing to do this if it would help someone although I have no notion of how best to do it. Skype never works on my computer. Don't want to offend anybody, of course. If Allie would be okay with it maybe a breakout room, I don't know.

I'm happy to run a breakout room for special topics! This way only those accepting of show it all can participate, Just let me know!

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I am down for after eight tonight. I have mentioned it to my dnd group I had to attend today because I need questions answered
 

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So, Allie, with your kind permission and for anyone interested, I had a BA with the silicone implants, under the muscle. I don't claim to be tremendously knowledgeable in all types of breast surgery, but I will show my experience with what I have. I'll show the scar placement, the shape, the way they move and how they show in a bra. My hope is it will give a starting point for thinking about what someone else might want. If this triggers anyone, please don't attend the breakout room. I should be on somewhere close to 8 or 8:30 Central time. My sons are supposed to be here celebrating my partner's birthday, so I might need a little wiggle room on the exact time. @OzGirl
 

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I have found a way to appeal Kaiser's denial of my breast augmentation. I will revisit that battle after my GCS. For now, it's time to start doing research again. There's a lot to think about. Many different types and procedures. I won't have much of a choice, being stuck with what Kaiser has to offer, which is the case with GCS. But if I don't like what they have to offer, I will go somewhere else and pay out of pocket. This is too important to be messing around with. Like FFS, BA's are also in the public eye. I'd hate to end up as an episode on Botched.
 

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I have found a way to appeal Kaiser's denial of my breast augmentation. I will revisit that battle after my GCS. For now, it's time to start doing research again. There's a lot to think about. Many different types and procedures. I won't have much of a choice, being stuck with what Kaiser has to offer, which is the case with GCS. But if I don't like what they have to offer, I will go somewhere else and pay out of pocket. This is too important to be messing around with. Like FFS, BA's are also in the public eye. I'd hate to end up as an episode on Botched.
Obviously they don’t like you having BA until about 3 yrs of hrt to avoid Brest continuing to grow after BA
How long have you been on oestrogen?
I’ve only just started looking
 

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I've been on HRT for almost 3 and a half years. First Kaiser told me I had to be on HRT for 2 years. They didn't start covering BA's until Aug. 2018. They didn't say anything about tanner stages back then either. Of course, most of us will grow beyond a tanner stage 2, in 2 years time. Anything larger than tanner stage 2 gets denied. They told me I was at tanner stage 3. But now Kaiser is saying 1 year on HRT to be eligible for a BA. You can't win if they keep changing the rules. Sadly a lot of trans women have had to go without. Kaiser is misusing the tanner scale by only looking at the breast size, and not taking into consideration our frame size. A close friend of mine has finally been approved by filing an Independent Medical Review (IMR) directly to the Department of Managed Health Care, after 3 appeals and denials. I will eventually get my BA some time late this year, or perhaps early next year.
 

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What is kaiser
 
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