295cc or 325cc? (Photo)

my surgery is in 2 weeks and my surgeon suggested 325cc anatomical under the muscle. I am currently a 32A (I think!) and I have pictures of what I want to be. I'm scared of 325 looking too big although he thinks I can pull off that size. I don't know whether I should get the size smaller which is 295cc. I tried making rice sizers but don't know if I made them correctly because they both looked big! Which size is most likely to give me the look that I want?

Doctor Answers 15

Implant Selection

The difference in this implant size will not be visible in clotihing.   In terms of sizing,  It is much better to accurately discuss implant volume and projection with an in office exam and detailed measurements.

In order to make an accurate size recommendation, I would need to assess your chest wall and breast mound measurements/characteristics. I use these measurements to help me during the sizing process to guide you to a safe result for your chest wall and just as important, one that meets your end desires.

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 during the sizing process.

In addition, review of photos and use of rice bags can be very helpful to the patient and surgeon in achieving a safe and happy result. Close intereaction and involvement from your surgeon during this process can help alleviate the anxiety and fears of choosing the right size.

I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.

Dr. Gill

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Implant size

I believe a 295cc implant is large enough for you at this point. Your skin is tight and it does not take much to greatly enhance the appearance of your breasts. Good luck.

David Stoker, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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295cc or 325cc? (photo)

Difference between 295 and 325 is very little. Either one will give you a nice result....personally, I'd pick the 325s.

Linda Swanson, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Breast aug

Thank you for the pictures.

I definitely think that the 325 cc will give your breast a great change, more volume and cleavage.

Dr. Campos

Jaime Campos Leon, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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295cc or 325cc?

If I were to "guess" I would opt for the 325s but using UHP implants instead of anatomies. But You need to be re examined to make sure you are OK with the decision..// 


The size difference between the two is minimal and unlikely to make a big difference.  Keep in mind that if the implant is being placed under the muscle, you will lose about 30cc of size.  If women are unhappy with sizing, they usually wish they had gone bigger.  


Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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When you are considering adjacent sizes...

my patients are always told go with the larger one.  And no one has ever regretted it.  The biggest complaint in my practice is "I wish I went larger" AND the dimensions of the different implants you are considering are only millimeters.  And if you think you are too large with the 325, you would have had the same impression with the 295 size.  An ounce difference (2 tablespoons) is really nothing to fret over.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

You have a very narrow breast width!

If you following the logic of getting implants that fit your body.  It may help you get more comfortable with the process.  You can also get a another opinion and if you do Please find an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the Aesthetic Society using the Smart Beauty Guide. These Plastic Surgeons can guide you on all aspects of facial surgery, breast augmentation and body procedures including tummy tucks or mommy makeovers!

325 cc moderate profile plus round implants to achieve the desired look

Thank you for your question.  Based on your photograph I concur with your surgeon 325 cc is more likely to achieve the look that you say you want however to 95 is very close and should be almost as good.

I also am not a fan shaped implants.  They have to be placed exactly as as they do not adjust to the breast and body shape as well as round implants.  I used round implants in 99% of the patient's that I treat and have for 31 years.  I am not certain what benefit there would be for you to shaped implants as the desired look picture that you provide has a nice round breast with fullness above the areola.  The shaped anatomical implant will emphasize volume below the nipple areola.

Implant size

while I am not a fan of shaped implants I think the size choice is very good and bigger is better in my opinion since you have narrowed it down to 2 conservative implants that will not overload your frame. Good Luck!

Gregory T. Lynam, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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