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Is Bigger Better? Your Guide to Breast Implant Sizes

Breast Implant Sizes

Is Bigger Better? Your Guide to Breast Implant Sizes

Do you want to have bigger breasts? A breast augmentation surgery can make that happen. As you consider this option, a question that will most likely run into your mind is how big you should go. The answer, of course, depends on what you want to achieve. If you want a dramatic transformation, you can definitely choose a bigger implant size. However, if you want your results to look natural, then it’s best to choose a breast implant size that’s ideal for your body type.

Breast Implant Size Guide

A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is a smart way to determine your implant size. Nevertheless, deciding on an implant size before your consultation can be helpful, as this can make your visit an effective one. So how do you determine your ideal implant size? It’s actually easier than you think. Here’s a simple guide to help you decide which implant size is best for you.

  1. 150 to 200 cc is equal to a bra cup size

Plastic surgeons use a different kind of measurement than what bra manufacturers use for the reason that there’s no standard form of measurement. Bra cup sizes differ from one company to another. To avoid the confusion, surgeons use cc to refer to implant volumes, and most of them use 150 to 200 cc as an equivalent to a bra cup. Knowing the unit of volume beforehand will help avoid confusion when you visit Dr. Munasifi for a consultation. In most cases, patients who want to increase from an A cup to a B cup will need at least 200 cc of breast implants.

  1. The Rice Test

You can use this to give you an idea on how your chosen breast size will look and feel. Fill two small bags with rice and place each of them in each of the cup of your desired bra size. Fill or empty some rice if needed until the bags fill the desired bra size. Then, empty one bag into a measuring cup, record the volume, and convert it into cc using this chart: 1 cup = 236 cc ½ cup = 118 cc ¾ cup = 177 cc 2/3 cup = 78 cc 1/3 cup = 78 cc ¼ cup = 59 cc 1/8 cup = 30 cc As you decide on your ideal size using these two, do include your lifestyle in your decision. Your chosen implant size can affect how you exercise or how you select new clothes. Regardless of your choice of size, Dr. Munasifi will employ medical expertise, an artistic eye, and years of experience to give you a fully satisfying, beautiful breast augmentation result. Call his practice today to schedule a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.