How to Choose the Size of the Breast Implant?

The choice of breast implant size is a major decision that can affect the outcome of the operation for many years, so consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon is highly recommended.

Measurement of Breast Implant in CC

Implant Volume

Implant sizes are measured in cubic centimeters (cc) to reflect how large and full you want your breasts to be.

Implant Diameter

The diameter is a measure of how wide the implant will be.

Implant Profile

The profile shows the line of projection extending from a chest; it is divided into 3: low, medium and high profiles.

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What is Cubic Centimeter (CC)?

The cubic centimeter, abbreviated cc, is a unit of volume representing a 1-dimensional cube with each side 1 cm long. The cubic centimeter is widely used in the medical field to measure the volume of fluids and implants.

Why Use Cube Centimeter for Breast Implants?

Volume is best measured in “CC”, using CC allows for precise and standardized measurement of implant volume, ensuring consistency between different implant types and brands.

Cubic centimeters provide a clear and quantifiable way to compare different implant sizes, helping both patients and surgeons understand the potential increase in breast size.

There are a variety of volumes offered by implant manufacturers, allowing surgeons to choose an implant size that is close to the desired outcome and unique anatomy.

Bra Cup Sizes: While bra cup sizes are familiar to most patients, they can vary significantly between brands and styles. Cubic centimeters provide a more consistent measurement that can be translated into approximate cup size increments.

Breast Implant Size Calculation

Bra Cup SizeRecommended Implant Size Range (cc)
A200 – 300 cc
B250 – 350 cc
C300 – 400 cc
D350 – 450 cc
DD400 – 500 cc
DDD/E450 – 550 cc
F500 – 600 cc

What Are the Most Popular Breast Implant Sizes?

Medium Sizes (250-350 cc): Very popular among women looking for a natural breast augmentation.

Medium Class Sizes (350-450 cc): Commonly preferred for women who want a noticeable but not excessive change.

Large Sizes (450-600 cc): Preferred by women looking for a highly noticeable transformation.

Extra Large Sizes (600+ cc): Less preferred but chosen by those who want maximum magnification.

Does the Size of Your Breast Implants Affect the Cost?

Yes, the size of breast implants can affect the cost, but it is not the only factor that affects the overall price of the procedure.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Breast Implants:

Implants Size and Type

Larger Implants: Larger implants can be more expensive due to the increased material used.

Implant Type: Silicone implants are generally more expensive than saline implants. There are different types of silicone implants, such as cohesive gel (gummy bear) implants, which also differ in price.

What Should You Consider When Choosing Breast Implant Size?

  • Personal Expectations: Think about how your breasts should look in terms of size, shape, fullness, and how it may affect your daily activities, physical fitness and comfort.
  • Body Proportions: Your breast and breast base width will determine how implants of different sizes and shapes will fit your body. Your overall body size and weight will affect how natural larger or smaller implants will look on you.
  • Breast Tissue: The amount of breast tissue present affects how the implants will look and feel. Women with little breast tissue may need to consider placing implants under the muscle to achieve a more natural look.
  • Implant Type: Silicone implants tend to feel more natural, while saline implants can be adjusted for small size differences during surgery.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Consider how your body may change with future pregnancies and breastfeeding, as these can affect the appearance of your implants.