I'm a 36A cup, 5'6" and want to be a large D or small DD. What cc's should I get? I weigh 145 pounds with a large frame?
How Many Cc's of Breast Implants to Get D Cups?
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Implant size does not always predict sup size
Your question is one that we see at least twice a week on Real Self. The thing is, we are stuck with this inadequate language to describe breast size called the cup system, introduced by the Warner Bros. Corset Company in the 1930's, when social customs forbade a more accurate and direct measurement of the breast. The cup is determined as much by the size of the chest, the shape of the rib cage, and the bra manufacturer as much as the volume of the breast, not to mention trying to predict final size by adding the existing breast together with the implant. My suggestion is to ignore the cup and try on implant samples until you find the size that just looks and feels right.
Proper Implant Selection
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.
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Getting to a D cup
It is very easy to be confused by this measuring system. Cup sizes are only used as estimates for clothing. Although the measuring technique for determining cup size is precise, the results of these measurements are not. Let me give you an example; weight is a very accurate measurement. However two patients that weigh 120 lbs are not likely to look alike. The same is true with two patients that have C cup breasts. This is why physicians tend to use volume (cubic centimeters or cc) as a more accurate measurement. Note: If you are trying to figure out what breast implant size you want to obtain, you can try the szing tool available through b4bra.com or read the articles about measuring there.
Size is a complex decision that is not only based upon your height, weight and current cup/bra size but ALSO on also on your breast diameter, waist, shoulder, and skin envelope measurements. These can only be assessed in person during a consultation. A good place to start is using my "Find your perfect size" tool listed in the left hand column of my bodysculptor.com home page. Another good place to look is the searchable database section of the physicians' photos on implantinfo.com. Best of luck.
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Depends on frame and tissue
Thank you for your question.
It is difficult to say exactly how many cc's you would need to achieve a certain size without examining you. It all depends on your breast tissue and frame dimensions.
Schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss this as well as any other questions you may have.
Web reference: http://www.prplastic.com
Breast implants and cup sizes
Hi, everyone's already said this, but I'll say it again just to send the message home: as surgeons we cannot give a number of cc's to get you to a specific breast size. It depends on how much breast tissue you're starting with, and the width of your breasts. In addition, my idea of a D/DD may be different from yours, and bra manufacturers do vary in their sizing. For that reason, it may be helpful for you to take in a picture of a size that you have in mind when you have your consultation. Good luck, /nsn.
Breast Augmentation Sizing
This is a very difficult question to answer without any photos and measurements. Everyone is different and you just cant say that a 475 cc implant will be a DD or a D cup in you or anyone else.
You need to go for the look you are going for rather a particular cup size. Besides you will go to one store and they will size you one way and go to another and they will size your differently. So trying to achieve a look is far more consistant that going after a cup size. Having said that you can play around with home made implants out of rice and stockings; I call it the Rice Test. You can learn how to do this on my website journal posts.
Good luck. Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon.
Web reference: http://www.feplasticsurgery.com
Breast implants and cup sizes.
1) First, I think you want to go too big. Very large breast implants stretch your skin, and age very badly. Most of our patients go up 2 cup sizes, and 3 cup sizes is the absolute maximum that I will do.
2) Implant size is determined by what you want, but also by the measurements of your chest and your breasts. The implants have to fit comfortably.
3) Show your surgeon a picture of the look you want.
4) Then, during surgery, your surgeon should place disposable implant SIZERS inside your breasts to see exactly what a particular implant looks like on you. Only then, the correct permanent implants are opened. This step is so important, because picking implant sizes in advance is just an educated guess.
5) If you want just a guess, I think around 400 cc's might be good for you.
Implants and cup size
There is no one specific implant that will hit the nail on the head in terms of getting you into a D or DD cup. This will be dependent a bit on your body habitus( weight and height). The best thing to do is go for a consultation.
Implants will give different sizes for different women
There is not one implant size that will automatically give you a D or DD. All of this is dependant on your height and weight and starting breast size and rib projection. I can give you a rough guess but I would recommend trying on different size implants to see how much it takes to get to the size you are thinking.
My initial impression is that you will need an implant that is at least 450 cc's to get to the full D size. Get a bra that is the size that you would like to be and see what size of implant is required to fill the empty space. I find this helpful for patients to choose an implant size.
Breast diameter important
From the information you provide, one could guess volumes, but the value of this would be in doubt. The best way to determine the needed volume is during an exam by the Plastic Surgeon. The breast base dimension is important and helps determine the implant diameter and volume. Just a note, going from an A cup to a DD is perhaps too much...with the larger implant needed, problems could be magnified. The best course would be evaluation and discussion with your surgeon.
Review of goals and perhaps photographs would be undertaken and a plan of action developed.
Hope this helps.
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.
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