Will 550 Gel Implants Look Okay and Natural?

I am 28 years old and I have 475cc saline implants in both breast and I would like to go to 550 in either saline or gel. Would I still look natural. I noticed with the 475 they are not big at all and I do not have much of a profile.

Doctor Answers 7

Natural Appearing Breast Augmentation and Implant Sizing

A "natural appearing" breast augmentation result depends on multiple factors in determing implant size.  Factors include, breast and chest measurements, amount of breast tissue, tissue characteristics, type of implant as well as planned position of implant (submuscular vs subglandular). 

Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Natural Looking Results with implant size increase

The concept of a natural result in breast augmentation is a highly personal one.  I will assume you consider that you look natural now. If so, then changing up in size 75cc is highly unlikely to then make you unnatural. But a 75cc change is but a 16% change in breast size, a difference that would be barely noticeable in many women.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Implant exchange

A 75 cc change in implants is not alot.  WIthout an exam it is difficult to say what would be appropriate for you, but the larger you go the potential for more problems.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Upsizing breast implants

Without photos there is no way to give you specific information on the changes that will result from the upsizing of your implants. However, changing from saline to silicone will require an increase in volume just to maintain the same appearance as silicone implants tend to look less projecting than similar sized saline.  See a board certified plastic surgeon to get a more formal opinion from an in-person consultation.

Best of luck,

Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Vincent P. Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Will 550 Gel Implants Look Okay and Natural?

Hi, without pictures or an exam, it is hard to answer that question.  What I will say is that if you want more profile or projection, you may need a different style implant.  You did not mention what style you have, but you may want to consider high profile implants for more projection.

Rigo Mendoza, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

What is a "natural" looking augmentation??

A 550 implant can look huge on some and small on others depending on your body.  Your expectations of the "look" are also critical here so only a doctor examining you directly can comment.  If however you have 475 and think it is small, the 550 might not be much change unless you are going up in profile. 

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews



It is beyond the capabilities of this site to make specific recommendations to specific patients. This is something for you to take up with your surgeon for your specific case.


Best Regards,


John Di Saia MD

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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.