Is 600cc to Big for Me? I Am Age 29, 5'5, 165lbs, 38B cup.

I am 29 years of age. I had 3 children very early and it took a toll on my body. Well, I am currently searching to get a tummy tuck done and an augmentation. I currently wear 38B and am concidering 600cc. I am 5'5" and weigh 165 lbs. Will that be too big for me?

Doctor Answers 21

600cc implants may be a problem

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As stated below, nothing will replace an actual consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  However, having performed over 4,000 implants, I can impart some words of wisdom.  First, 600cc is a large implant for your frame.  Second, your risks of losing nipple sensation, capsular contracture, stretch marks, and wrinkling of the implant (whether it's silicone or saline) all increase as the size of the implant increases.  Third, you have an increased chance of having back or neck pain with such a large implant.  Fourth, the weight of this implant will also cause either bottoming out or drooping over time. 

Depending on the "look" you desire, you will have to decide if the increased immediate and long-term risks associated with a 600cc implant are worth it.  Seek out a plastic surgeon who will listen to your expectations and be straightforward with you regarding the risks and benefits.  Also, be sure you are confident that the surgeon you pick will be able to fix any complications that could arise after augmentation.  Hope this helps!

Are 600cc to big?

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Difficult to answer, 600cc implants are large and can put a strain on a woman's body, but if your measurements allow for that size of an implant and it is safe for you to have surgery and that is the size you desire and you are aware of the risks, the decision is between you and your surgeon, good luck!

Jonathan Weiler, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Implant size

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No one can comment on implant size accurately without a consultation. However, 600 cc iimplants are quite large and, as you mentioned a toll, then you may need a lift and adding implant volume will create more problems rather than solve the ones you already have. Best of luck.

Breast implant sizing

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Dear Ms. Maldonado,

Difficult to answer your question without at least a picture. An examination by a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is your best option. Having said that, you may be a candidate for a TABA (Trans Abdominal Breast Augmentation) where the implant is placed through your Tummy Tuck incision. Best of luck.

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 112 reviews

600cc implants

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600cc implants are too large for most patients.  The average size is closer to 325cc.  Discussed your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon to make sure you choose wisely. Good luck.

David Stoker, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Implant Selection Process

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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.
Dr. Gill

Paul S. Gill, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Are 600cc implants too big for me?

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Breast implants should be carefully chosen with your board certified plastic surgeon. It is importat that the implant "fits" well in your body. An experienced surgeon will take your chest and breast width into account when making this determination. There are four different profiles available for a 600cc implant. Also remember that a cup size is between 175-200cc. I like to use the Vectra 3D imaging system to allow my patients to visualize their results before having the procedure.

Are 600 cc implants too large for me?

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As an absolute number 600 cc implants are quite large, and not commonly used. You mention that you have had 3 children which took a toll on your body. You may also be in need of a breast lift, whcih would probably disallow usage of such large implnats in one operation. But you do need to be examnied by a Board Certified plastic surgeon in order to properly determine the best breast procedure(s) as well as the most appropriated size to be used. Ulimately what's most important is to obtail a result which is most natural and most appropriate for your body. Good luck!

600cc implants

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600cc is a rather large implant. Whether it would work well for you depends on your body shape, breast shape and goals. I advise patients not to focus on the cup size or implant size but rather the "look" that you are trying to achieve. With that in mind, bring photos of your goals to your surgeon. Discuss them at your consultation and then you can be better advised. Good luck.

Are 600cc Breast Implants "Too Big"?

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The best looking augmented breasts with longest lasting perkiness are achieved when the breast implants are SPECIFICALLY chosen for EACH particular woman. Instead of picking a vague implant volume (600, 700 or 800cc) or even less accurate, a bra cup size (C, full C, DD etc), in the hope it would somehow be THE ideal breast implant is simplistic and naive.

Breast Implant choice is best limited to implants which can be naturally housed / covered by your present breast tissue. Coverage by your breast of the breast implants and their natural folds and ripples will result in a more attractive augmented breast. So will choosing a smaller, rather than a larger breast implant. After all, we all and especially your breasts are subject to the law of gravity. Adding more weight (ie an implant) to a breast will NOT magically lift it but will add further weight to a sag assured appendage. 

In MY opinion, picking the best breast implant for you would best by done in consultation and examination with a Plastic surgeon who would take your wishes into consideration and suggest an implant based on your examination. However, for you to SEE how each implant may look in you after your breast augmentation you may wish to to also have 3D imaging (Canfield VECTRA). You will be able to make a much more intelligent choice of implants after they were narrowed down by your plastic surgeon.

Good Luck

Peter A Aldea, MD
Memphis, TN

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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