Im 5ft 6, 34 A/b, 9st 3 Lbs Are 400cc Gonna Be Too Big for my Frame and What Size Would I Be Then?

Hello im 5ft 6inc and weigh around 9st 3 and am currently a 34a/b, My surgeon has suggested that i go for either 375 0r 400cc under the musscle. I want to achieve a natural look and dont want to end up looking they have been stuck on or have then too high up. Im finding it very difficult to choose which ones, can you help???

Doctor Answers (5)

Implant size for a natural look


There are several variables in determining implant size.  When recommending implant size for my patients, I consider the followings: 1) patients' anatomy (height, weight, chest width, chest height, amount of breast tissue) and 2) patients' desired look/goal.  Without knowing your chest measurement and breast tissue amount, I cannot give you any recommendation.  You should visit with board-certified plastic surgeon who will examine you.  Try implant sizers to get a rough estimate of the size you may want.  As you know, bra/cup size will vary depending on the brand.  Good luck with you.

Dr Sugene Kim

Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

375 or 400 cc Implants


   25 cc in size terms is not noticeable and should not cause any distress no matter which implant is chosen.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

Sizing for a natural look.


Thanks for sharing your story. Any size recommended should be based on measurements and your goals. In our office, we use a breast volume sizing system, which is made by Mentor, and makes patients feel so much more better about choosing a size. See if this is available?  Good luck. Dr. Aldo.

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 121 reviews

Breast implants and cup size


Breast implant size is clearly closely related to bra cup size, and a larger rib cage (as measured by 32 34 36 etc) will accomadate a larger implant without looking fake.  The height of 5 foot 6 and 110-129 lb range with a 34 is fairly average, and in that range, each 150-175 cc in implant size will translate into an approximate 1 cupe increase in bra size. Therefor a 34 A or B with a 400 cc implant will translate into a D bra size, and will come close to looking fake, but not always.  You are right to be careful.  The experience of the surgeon, and looking at pictures of other patients with similar height and weight after augmentation with that size implant can be very helpful.

Thomas A. Mustoe, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Best Breast Implants For Me?


Thank you for the question.
As you can imagine, despite your good description of body type and goals, it is not possible to give you precise  advice online.
The best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery is:

1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully.  Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you're looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.

2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals  with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining  breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals. 
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural”  or “looking fake” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
 Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.

3.  Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly,  allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals.  Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 680 reviews

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