I'm 5'7, 116 pounds and currently have a 34 A/B cup. I read online that one way to find out how big I should go was the birdseed-in-a-nylon route. After doing cup to cc conversion it came out to around 400cc's. The problem is, wearing the birdseed around got my neck and shoulder's quite sore. I'm worried that it will be the same with implants. Has anyone else complained of back/neck pain after implants?
How Much Do 400 Cc Breast Implants Weigh?
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Neck and back pain uncommon
400cc Saline Breast Implants Weighs 400grams
In this case a 400cc saline breast implant weighs 400 grams. There’s 454 grams in a pound so these implants weigh about .88 pounds. When silicone implants are used they weigh approximately 15% more than saline implants.
Implants in this size range are easily tolerated by most patients and aren’t associated with back or neck pain. This is especially true when implants are placed beneath the muscle. Under these circumstances, the muscle produces added support for the implant.
If you’re concerned about the weight of your breast implants, consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon should be able to discuss this issue and alleviate your concerns.
Any weight increase can pull you downward.
Perhaps you'll be happy with a smaller size, so the best way to know the right thing to do is to go in for a consultation with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck.
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How Much do Breast Implants Weigh?
Dear Grand Canyon Girl,
Breast implants weigh about one gram per cc, so a 400 cc implant weighs about 400 grams, or 0.88 pounds. It is uncommon for breast implants to cause neck or back pain.
Larry Fan, MD
Breast Implant Weight
For a 400 cc implant, each implant weighs less than one pound, or 0.88 lb to be exact.
This should not result in any back or neck pain. What you are experiencing is the result of you trying to simulate the look using the birdseed-in-a-nylon method.
Thanks to Vectra 3D imaging, these “tricks” to get a sense of what your breast implants will look like are now outdated. They have been replaced with a much more accurate simulation.
I hope that answers your question on implant weight. It’s great that you’re doing this research. I always say that the best patients are informed patients.
You might also want to research your options for breast implants. Choosing the right implant is the number one concern among women considering breast augmentation. Did you know, there’s actually a way to select a implant shape, size, and profile that is perfect for you?
A term that I use with my patients for the perfect implant is the “Pony Implant”.
So what do I mean by “perfect”? Well, a Pony Implant has three qualities to it. First, the implant meets your beauty goals. For example, you want to your breasts to look fuller while still appearing natural.
Second, when you chose your Pony Implant, you walk out of your consultation 100% confident that you’ve chosen the right shape and size for you. In other words, you won’t be second guessing your decision, and you won’t be afraid of having gone too big or too small.
And third, after your procedure, you are thrilled with your results, and say, "I’m so happy. This is exactly what I wanted!"
That’s the Pony Implant. And the great news is that there is a simple process to go about finding yours.
This issue of selecting the right implant is so important when it comes to patient satisfaction or dissatisfaction that, again, I really encourage you to learn more about it.
Thank you for reading and best of luck on your journey!
Breast Implant Weight
Hi Grand Canyon Girl, Interesting question and valid concern. First, 400cc implants weight less than a pound on each breasts. This is a substantial size implant, but if it's place correctly under the muscle, it should not feel heavy. They are deeper inside your body closer to your center of gravity so they won't feel the same as the testing sizers in your bra. I rarely see breast augmentation patients complain of back or neck pain unless they have a much older augmentation done over the muscle with very, very large saline implants.Most patients with these issues have naturally very large breasts, larger than any implant could make them. I might recommend doing your testing with sizers again, only using the Rice Test and see if you get a similar result. Good luck!
It's about 1 gram per cc
A 454cc implant weighs about a pound. (454 gms equals 1 pound).
Certainly, overly large implants can lead to upper back/neck discomfort, but not typically in the 400cc range. When implants are much larger (500-600cc+) it is more common.
400cc Silicone Breast Augmentation
In pounds this would be about 0.88 pounds per implant
Calculating The Weight Of Breast Implants
The weight of breast implants varies slightly based on whether they are saline or silicone. For saline implants, or water weight, 400cc roughly equals 400 grams or just under a pound. (specifically it is 1.7 lbs for both 400cc salinje breast implants) Silicone implants will weight slightly more than saline but only by about 15%. (1.9 lbs for both 400cc silicone implants) For implants of this size, I have never seen or heard of a patient complaining of symptoms that are more typical of large breast reduction patient discomfort. This is because in breasts that sag or hang, they pull on the neck and back just like a rope around your neck with small weighted sacs attached to them. In the breast augmentation patient, the implants and breasts are up on the chest wall and not suspended or hanging. Pain, shoulder and neck pain from breasts is as much as their position on the chest wall as it is their size and weight.
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