Complexity of bra measurement system: implications in plastic surgery

Complexity of bra measurement system: implications in plastic surgery Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:631–632 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-1008-7 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Complexity of bra measurement system: implications in plastic surgery Jeremy Niddam & Frederic Lange & Jean-Paul Meningaud & Romain Bosc Received: 26 April 2014 /Accepted: 30 July 2014 /Published online: 4 September 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, then be converted to the appropriate commercial size Almost all women candidating for both breast reduction according to the country [4](Table 1). By definition, and enlargement express their wishes in terms of bra cup size is determined by calculating the difference be- sizes, whereas the majority of surgeons responds using tween the bust size and the underbust size (Δ=breast cubic centimetres or grammes. These differences in lan- size−underbust size). The bust size is measured in a similar manner as the underbust size where breasts guage can lead to misunderstandings, which are the most frequent causes of patient dissatisfaction. Addition- are the widest (generally at the level of the nipple) ally, the relative complexity of the bra measurement (Table 2). system causes many women to wear ill-fitting bras, In Anglo-Saxon countries, the determination of cup size is which can be responsible for increasing musculoskeletal made according to the same principle, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Complexity of bra measurement system: implications in plastic surgery

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-014-1008-7
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Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:631–632 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-1008-7 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Complexity of bra measurement system: implications in plastic surgery Jeremy Niddam & Frederic Lange & Jean-Paul Meningaud & Romain Bosc Received: 26 April 2014 /Accepted: 30 July 2014 /Published online: 4 September 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, then be converted to the appropriate commercial size Almost all women candidating for both breast reduction according to the country [4](Table 1). By definition, and enlargement express their wishes in terms of bra cup size is determined by calculating the difference be- sizes, whereas the majority of surgeons responds using tween the bust size and the underbust size (Δ=breast cubic centimetres or grammes. These differences in lan- size−underbust size). The bust size is measured in a similar manner as the underbust size where breasts guage can lead to misunderstandings, which are the most frequent causes of patient dissatisfaction. Addition- are the widest (generally at the level of the nipple) ally, the relative complexity of the bra measurement (Table 2). system causes many women to wear ill-fitting bras, In Anglo-Saxon countries, the determination of cup size is which can be responsible for increasing musculoskeletal made according to the same principle,

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2014

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