Choosing the size of your breast implants is a very personal—and exciting—decision. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Wright can help guide your choice after discussing your goals and completing a physical exam, but the ultimate decision is yours. While that may seem daunting, we can help you narrow your choice in regard to types of breast implants by explaining some factors to consider when choosing implant size.
When determining the right breast implant size for you, there are a few things to remember. First, breast implant sizes are described in cubic centimeters or CCs. The higher the number of CCs in an implant, the larger it is. Even though most breast augmentation patients say they want a specific increase in bra cup size, that depends on the bras you choose and how the manufacturer determines their cup sizes. As a rule, it takes approximately 175cc to increase breasts by one cup size.
What Should You Consider When Choosing Implant Size?
Many breast augmentation patients who consult with Dr. Wright say they want their results to look natural. That typically means they want their breasts to be proportional to the rest of their body. That’s not true for everyone, though, and thinking about your goals is essential.
Your lifestyle is another key factor. If you’re a runner or enjoy participating in competitive sports, larger breasts may affect your enjoyment of those activities.
Our practice offers an advanced imaging system to help breast augmentation patients visualize potential results with different sizes of breast implants. The VECTRA system includes unique software that processes a 3D photo and displays simulated results on a computer monitor showing different sizes, shapes, and positions.
Women choose breast implants for several reasons. Some patients want to attract more attention, while others want to feel more confident on the beach or more comfortable wearing a wider range of clothing styles. Check out some before and after photos featuring 3 patients who chose different implant sizes suited to their aesthetic goals.
You can take our quiz to give you an idea of the implant sizes best suited for your needs and vision!
You don’t have to make your breast augmentation decisions on your own. Request a consultation online, and Dr. Wright will help you determine what size and type of implants can help you achieve your goals.