I am 5'6.5", 34 A-B, breast diameter of 14 and I weigh 140 lbs, fat mostly concentrated on my butt and thighs. I was wondering if 425 cc breast implants would get me a full "C" cup. I have had an exam and tried on round smooth moderate plus saline breast implants and found myself wanting 500cc, but I only want a full C cup. My ribs cage comes out a bit as to what the doctor says. I am 25 and have not had any children.
Will 425cc Breast Implants Give Full C Cup?
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Breast Implants and Cup size
Almost every woman who presents to me in my office for a breast augmentation consultation wants to be a "full C" cup. It is important to realize that cup sizes vary by bra manufacturer and are not scientifically based. There are a number of variables that can occur during a bra sizing that makes this an unreliable resource for a scientific procedure - such as breast augmentation.
Implant Selection Process
The larger the implant, the higher the risk of complications. In order to make an accurate size recommendation, I would need to assess your chest wall and breast mound measurements and characteristics. Unfortunately, there is not a general rule of thumb or objective criteria to implant selection.
Your plastic surgeon will perform several measurements of your chest wall and breast anatomy and determine a range of implants that both fit your chest wall and reach your desired goals.
The next step is to try on this range of implants in the office with your doctor. The key to this success is showing your surgeon the body proportion you desire with a bra sizer and allowing your surgeon to guide you to the right implant. It will be much easier to communicate in implant cc's than cup size when determining the appropriate implant for you.
I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.
Breast implant sizing
The more breast surgery I do the more I realize that there is no correlation between the size of implant and resulting cup size. This may have to do with several factors including: the amount of breast volume the patient starts with, the shape of the patient's chest wall (concave or convex), the type and model of breast implant selected (saiine/silicone and low/moderate/high profile), bra manufacturer variance in cup sizes, the degree of filling of the cup with breast tissue, and the subjective differences in patients perceptions of cup size.
It will be very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. 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 “C cup” or "fake looking" 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. I use intraoperative sizers and place the patient in the upright position to evaluate breast size. Use of these sizers also allow me to select the press implant profile (low, moderate, moderate plus, high-profile) that would most likely achieve the patient's goals. The patient's goal pictures are hanging on the wall, and allow for direct comparison. I have found that this system is very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient's goals as consistently as possible. By the way, the most common regret after this operation, is “I wish I was bigger”.
I hope this helps.
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Will 425cc Breast Implants Give Full C Cup?
This size implant should easily take you beyond a Full C cup and potentially higher. Your breasts are widely displaced and it is unlikely that you will be able to achieve significant cleavage.
425 cc breast implants should give you a C cup sized breast
Cup size varies among different bra manufacturers. A C cup at one store could be a D cup at Victoria Secret or other store.
425 cc is a good sized implant. It will likely make your breasts a C-cup at most stores.
Implants and cup size
If you have had an exam and tried on implants that you like, and your doctor feels the size is appropriate, then I would go with those. Cup size and volume of implants are hard to match up. Go with the volume. Don't focus so much on the cup size.
Breast Implant Size
The short answer given the information you have provided is "yes". But, be aware that prdicting exact cup size with any type of breast surgery is an inexact art. I would be aware that your breasts are far apart and your surgeon should adres this with you regarding size AND style of implant
Which breast implants are right for you?
It looks as though you're in the right range. However, please keep in mind that cup sizes vary from store to store. It's good that you've tried on some implants, but also show your plastic surgeon some photos of breast augmentations that you like so that you're both on the same page concerning your final look. Good luck!
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