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How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« on: July 28, 2021, 09:09:47 pm »
I think that breasts are very personal and there is no simple answer to “how big or small should they be?”

I think if you are happy with them, regardless of size, then at least for the moment, that is the right size.
Note that you may want them to be larger or smaller than what they are now.

One lady even said that they need to be as big as a mouthful and anything beyond that is not necessary.
Not sure if she was serious or not.

I think they should help make your figure proportional and that you should be pleased with them.

What are your preferences or wishes for your breast size?  Do you plan to have breast augmentation surgery?

Sometimes I wish mine were just a bit closer together but they seem much nicer now that they are B cups.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 11:05:03 pm »
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Dear Chrissy:
My breasts are a C-cup and they have remained a C-cup.   
I wear a 34C or a 36C depending on the brand and type of bra.

Because I lead a very active lifestyle, jogging, running, etc I am
very happy with the size that they are and I don't wish them to be any larger.   
My body shape and curves are quite proportional so I a very happy.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 11:09:48 pm »
Fer sure there's no "one size fits all" answer to anything with an aesthetic element. My thoughts are that cosmetic surgery of any kind should leave you looking more attractive than when you started.

Humans find symmetry and proportion attractive and bilateral BA can certainly be used to tune towards both symmetry and proportion. If your natural breast growth results in an asymmetrical appearance, then different sized implants can be a partial solution, or perhaps fat grafting (or a combination of the two).

Many MTF women have relatively broader shoulders and chest walls than ciswomen and that often translates into a proportional look involving implants with a larger diameter base. If you know a little about implants, they come in different types (teardrop or anatomical vs round, etc) and one of the key characteristics of the "appliance" is the measurement of the diameter of the base (where it is in contact with your chest).

For many ciswomen the limiting factor on the size of the implant they can use is their chest wall width. They need say two fingers width between the appliances, plus the base diameter of the implants across their chest wall. If the outside edge of the implant falls too close to their natural body line on the outside (or even exceeds that line) then they get that "busted" look where the implant walls and the wrinkles of the appliance are obvious even through their skin. Some women like to look that way, but it's a real world limitation for BA to improve your attractiveness and proportions.

In relation to MTF women who usually have broader shoulders and chest walls, this often translates into a much larger implant base diameter than cosmetic surgeons are used to. Anecodotally, tall chicks with big shoulders and wider chest walls need bigger implants to achieve that "right" look with proportion and size. If you research what various ciswomen look like before and after BAs, you quickly realise the volume of the implant is not predictive of the "after" appearance. On a slim, petite girl who is 5'1", 300cc teardrops might achieve a pornstar look, while a 5'10" girl with broader shoulders, it might take 800cc round high projection appliances to get a similar look.

And so my thoughts are that many trans women seeking BA could consider a wider base diameter implant, and most likely a larger size. Of course the skill of the surgeon is all, including their "artistic" flair and understanding of what look you're after.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2021, 05:51:35 pm »
Interesting comments.  Thank you for sharing.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 10:18:27 am »
This is a topic I've taken interest in and read a fair bit about over the years. It's safe to say if you wish to be able to wear a wide variety of off-the-rack attire you wouldn't want to be anything larger than about a C-cup. Clothing manufacturers generally design and make women's clothes to work best with small to mid sized bosoms. You could look like Vogue cover model with no breasts at all. But for those of us who grew up admiring centerfold pinup models, it's preferable to sacrifice fashion for volume.

The most common complaint among women who receive breast implants is that they didn't go large enough. Yet many women whose large breast occurred naturally find them burdensome and even have them reduced.

Aside from that is the social factor. A woman in, say, a business setting is more likely to be considered for her words and ideas if her breasts are in the A to B cup range. Women with large breasts to be be seen first as a pair of breasts, then as a person in general. Still, if you value sexually admiring glances, you'll probably gain more with larger breasts.

In the end, you just have to assess your personal values and understand that no matter what size your breasts are you will have advantages and sacrifices to make.
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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2021, 05:57:53 pm »
This is a topic I've taken interest in and read a fair bit about over the years. It's safe to say if you wish to be able to wear a wide variety of off-the-rack attire you wouldn't want to be anything larger than about a C-cup. Clothing manufacturers generally design and make women's clothes to work best with small to mid sized bosoms. You could look like Vogue cover model with no breasts at all. But for those of us who grew up admiring centerfold pinup models, it's preferable to sacrifice fashion for volume.

The most common complaint among women who receive breast implants is that they didn't go large enough. Yet many women whose large breast occurred naturally find them burdensome and even have them reduced.

Aside from that is the social factor. A woman in, say, a business setting is more likely to be considered for her words and ideas if her breasts are in the A to B cup range. Women with large breasts to be be seen first as a pair of breasts, then as a person in general. Still, if you value sexually admiring glances, you'll probably gain more with larger breasts.

In the end, you just have to assess your personal values and understand that no matter what size your breasts are you will have advantages and sacrifices to make.
Always an intriguing topic! Personally I feel that many people approach this aspect of transition with a surprisingly male perspective. Centrefolds are generally for male consumption so hardly relevant to a transwoman surely?


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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2021, 03:06:56 pm »
Bit of a subjective topic like.
We have the notion that suits ourselves. Some people will think differently.
There is no right size.



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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2021, 04:26:53 pm »
I am quite happy that I can wear 32A VS bras without the assistance of HRT or breast forms.

Juniors's clothing styles are an excellent fit for my hourglass body shape.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2021, 08:59:11 am »
Another option may be to increase nipple size, as while most men have the same size nipples, the size in women varies considerably.  Nipple suction cups are used by women who have small, flat, or inverted nipples and with to breast feed.  Reports suggest they can be effective for both sexes.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2021, 02:27:24 pm »
Sometimes the breasts seem to look bigger than on other days.
That makes little sense but it just seems that way.
This is while looking at them with no bra on.
And this is without much of a weight change.

Have any of you noticed this difference on some days?

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2021, 04:31:13 pm »
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/761752/paige-spiranac-boobs-real-size-golf/
"My boobs are real. I've never had my breasts done.

"They are as real as they could be - they do fluctuate in size a lot. This is just a thing that happens for women.

"My breasts get larger depending on the time of the month, they can go up two cup sizes. Also, if I gain weight they get bigger, if I lose weight they get smaller."

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2021, 09:19:42 pm »
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/761752/paige-spiranac-boobs-real-size-golf/
"My boobs are real. I've never had my breasts done.

"They are as real as they could be - they do fluctuate in size a lot. This is just a thing that happens for women.

"My breasts get larger depending on the time of the month, they can go up two cup sizes. Also, if I gain weight they get bigger, if I lose weight they get smaller."

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I do not see THAT much of a difference.  We are all different though.
I cannot imagine even what I would look like with a D or a DD cup.  I am a B cup.


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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2021, 11:45:41 pm »
Hello ChrissyRyan, you wrote:

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I think if you are happy with them, regardless of size, then at least for the moment, that is the right size.
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I agree that the right size is important, but would like to add that it is important that the breasts fit the body.

Some male torsos, to my knowledge, cause female breasts to look slightly different. The breasts stand apart or peek out, for example.

I may be wrong about this, and I know little about it, but this is part of my fears that also keep me from transitioning. Perhaps medical professionals can change that.

With kind regards
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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2021, 06:41:09 am »
https://www.stitchfix.com/women/blog/fashion-tips/a-guide-to-necklines/

The neckline of your clothes can make a big difference in how folks look at  your breasts.
A plunging neckline will draw attention to them.  I'd avoid crew necks if you want to look feminine.

The juniors' department has flattering cuts for small breasts.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2021, 10:21:19 am »
https://www.stitchfix.com/women/blog/fashion-tips/a-guide-to-necklines/

The neckline of your clothes can make a big difference in how folks look at  your breasts.
A plunging neckline will draw attention to them.  I'd avoid crew necks if you want to look feminine.

The juniors' department has flattering cuts for small breasts.

Marion
I often think we focus far too much on breasts and it’s a very masculine thing. There are many things that define femininity and I don’t think having boobs as big as possible is even one of them . As MM said neckline helps enhance the look


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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2021, 05:47:14 am »
I often think we focus far too much on breasts and it’s a very masculine thing. There are many things that define femininity and I don’t think having boobs as big as possible is even one of them ...

I completely agree.

Breasts are so overrated. Really, what do breasts do? Breasts feed babies, attract men and get in the way.  :D

But, they are incredibly gender confirming for those of us with gender issues.




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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2021, 06:48:53 am »
I completely agree.

Breasts are so overrated. Really, what do breasts do? Breasts feed babies, attract men and get in the way.  :D

But, they are incredibly gender confirming for those of us with gender issues.
They are gender confirming, absolutely! But I think as a community we focus on boob size far too much. It’s a little irritating when people sometimes seem to have surgery checklists for transition (which usually include BA) but again, that’s just me. Memo to self, I don’t sweat the small stuff so why am I even worrying about this?


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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2021, 11:49:49 am »
They are gender confirming.  But, when it comes to passing, how you interact with others matters much more.
Women are typically taught to be passive agressive.

https://www.curiouswriter.com/why-so-many-women-are-passive-aggressive-and-how-i-stopped/#:~:text=Passive%20aggressiveness%20isn't%20exclusive,likely%20to%20be%20passive%2Daggressive.

Being nice instead of aggressive is a feminine behavior in my social circles.
No need to be an obnoxious "Karen" if being nice gets you better results for tasks like returning stuff without hassles.  Salespeople often have "override" codes if they deem it worthwhile to use them.

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2021, 02:37:40 pm »

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Re: How big is the “right size” for breasts?
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2021, 09:35:55 pm »
Hi, I had my BA in 2017. I had 550 Mentor implants partially under the muscle. Post BA I was a 42A. I was very disappointed. I was constantly thinking I needed a larger implant.

I lost 50 pounds and I am now a 38 DDD. When I am on a teams meeting I look at my picture before the meeting and think to myself I look big. Tops fit ok mostly but some do not. Other than that I stopped looking at my boobs. Unless I put on a bathing suit on my way to the beach. I make sure the bathing suit looks ok. I still think about and am a bit apprehensive being so exposed in a bathing suit on the beach and blending in. There are no issues on the beach or bathrooms.

Guys like my boobs just fine. There are woman at parties that are bigger and smaller. No one makes an issue about boobs or bodies or anything unless it is a compliment. I am thin and a lot of woman have some extra weight. So, body insecurity is common unless you are exposed in groups often.

I agree 100% in body proportions. I would love a little closer boobs but it is what it is. I am definitely not redoing my boobs. I do not want to think about replacing them at the 10 year mark. A BA hurts and the bigger the implants the more pain. I do know I would go the same size when it is time to replace them.
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