Is Bigger Better? Your Guide to Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size

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Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to get breast implants. It probably took you months to reach a final decision.

Well, the decision to get breast implants is just the first of many decisions you have to make as you go through the process. Fortunately, you won’t be alone in this as a consultation with board-certified Dr. Clinton will provide you with an expert to guide you along the way.

As part of your breast augmentation journey, one of the most important decisions you have to make is choosing a breast implant size. This is something personal and should be based on personal reasons. Although Dr. Clinton will recommend an implant size for you after an in-depth evaluation, the final decision will rest on you.

Nevertheless, it’s really helpful to have an idea of what size you want before your initial consultation, as this can make your visit with him an effective one.

Determining Your Implant Size

There are two effective ways to help you determine what implant size is ideal for you. Before we present the methods, though, it’s helpful to come into an understanding about how plastic surgeons measure breast sizes.

Unlike bra manufactures, which use cups in measuring bras, plastic surgeons use cubic centimeters or cc in measuring breast volume. Although this isn’t based on scientific research, many doctors equate a bra cup size to 150-200 cc. If you want your breast to increase from an A cup to a B cup, you’ll need 200 cc of breast implant.

Now that we’ve cleared that, it’s time to learn the methods.

  1. The Rice Test

This is a convenient method to determine your ideal size in the comforts of your own home. To do the test, fill two sandwich bags with rice and insert them in each of the cup of your desired bra size. Once you have enough rice in the bags that give you your desired cup size, empty the bag into a measuring cup. Record the volume and convert the cups to cc using the chart below to get an estimate.

1 Cup236 cc
½ Cup118 cc
¾ Cup177 cc
2/3 Cup156 cc
1/3 Cup78 cc
¼ Cup59 cc
1/8 Cup30 cc

 

  1. Implant Breast Sizers

During your consultation, you’ll have the chance to wear different-sized implant sizers to help you decide which implant size will meet your desired aesthetic goals.

The best breast augmentation results are those that look natural. Therefore, don’t be afraid to communicate with Dr. Clinton your desired result. This way, you can work together to make your transformation a success. Start your journey today by scheduling a free consultation.