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 (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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Published: Nov 1, 2014
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