Is a 375cc Breast Implant a Good Size for Me?
- Asked by gofish13 in missouri
- 4 years ago
Hello, I am a 26 yr old female. I've breastfed 3 children. I went to get a consult from a board cert P.S. and he said I needed overs.
I am 120 lbs and short, he suggested 375cc? Does that seem like a good option for someone with a size A?
See an experienced plastic surgeon to assist you in selecting the proper size implant for you
What are the best methods to determine the right size implants? Are there any guidelines to follow? Unfortunately, there are no precise methods or precise guidelines available to assist us in choosing the correct size implants for you. There are many factors that must be considered, such as your wants and needs, body dimensions, vocation, and other lifestyle activities. In other words, we must always individualize.
The average American woman stands 5’ 4’’ and weighs 140 lb. On average, 95% or more of our patients choose breast implants between 300-450 cc, or the equivalent of 10-15 oz. Keep in mind that a coke can is only 12 oz. It does not take a large volume to give you your desired look!
Because of your small body size, I would downward shift you to a range between 300-400 cc. The most important maneuver is to take these implants within the suggested range and place them into you bra. The proper size implant should generate a feeling of comfort and ‘feel’ right!
Again, I must strongly encourage you to see a board certified/eligible plastic surgeon that is experienced in breast surgery.
I hope you find this helpful!
Finding the right implant size
Thanks for your question -
Determining the right implant size is a complex and important decision.
Implants are more than just volume. You need to carefully (with the help of your surgeon) discuss implant shape, type and placement.
Factors that are important to consider in addition to your height and weight include body proportions, chest wall shape, breast diameter, amount of ptosis (breast sag) you may have and several other factors.
In terms of finding the right cc size -
In my San Francisco area practice, when patients are not quite sure about the size I will lend them several different sized implants to try for a week or two that they can wear inside of their bra - it isn't a perfect approximation but it is helpful.
If your plastic surgeon can't (or won't!) do this try bags of rice. The important thing here is you really need to try to wear the "trial size" implants as much as possible. This means try them with different clothes, (swimsuits, professional wear, casual wear, formal wear) but it also means while driving, while working out, while sleeping. It isn't a perfect way to see what the implants will be like, but it is pretty close.
The real key is finding a plastic surgeon that will take the time to work with you to find what works for you. Start with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Implant choices need personal consultation
Without examining you in person, it is difficult to tell you what implant size and shape would best suit your body habitus. I prefer HP implants for very thin, narrow-framed patients.
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You will be very big with 375 cc implants.
Hi! For someone your size, I would generally recommend staying in the 250 cc to 300 cc range. Very big breasts don't age well and large implants look less natural.
What I do is use disposable implant SIZERS during surgery. That way we can see what different volumes actually look like and I can decide which is the best size implant for you before we open the permanent implants. This takes the guess work out.
Size should be individualized
The choice of size depends a lot on what your goal is. Typically after breastfeeding there is some sagging and loss of tissue, so that determines part of it. You should try implant sizers on in a bra to see what you like.
Breast base diameter is important
Without an exam, this can be difficult to say. Internalizing patient wishes and correlation with natural breast base diameter provides the best means to judge implant size.
Different implant profiles are also an option, and here again, this could be decided upon at the time of exam. I would discuss all these points with your surgeon.
Hope this helps!
No one can give you an answer to this.
The size of the implant is your choice and only you know if you will be happy. I have my patients try on implants inside their bras and also have them try rice inside baggies at home.
This is truely an individual thing and only you can decide if you will be happy with what size.
Ask for pictures of women who had implants in that range
While your height and weight is unique to you, it should be possible to ask your plastic surgeon to see photos of women with a similar build to yours. Ask what size implants were used and you will be able to get an idea. You can also ask to try some implant samples to put in an unpadded bra. This is not entirely accurate but if you find that whatever implant you tried is way too big or way too small, it gives you an idea.
We usually have our patients put some rice in a stocking that has been cut off at about the ankle and tie it very loosely. They can try their clothes on at home and see how many ounces of rice they like. The final implant is chosen based on an accomodation that we make to the volume of rice that was chosen.
There is no perfect way. Other valuable adjuncts are diameter of your breast as compared to the diameter of the 375 cc implant you are choosing. If necessary consult with a second plastic surgeon to be sure about size ahead of time.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.