Breast Augmenation? What Size Would You Recommend?

Am 4"11,120lbs. Always been a C-D 36, lost weight 20lbs,but noticed a bit saggy, I want a bigger size, what size should I do?I am aware of my height but I already had natural large breast in the first place, so I like to go a bit bigger!

Doctor Answers 13

200 cc for One Cup Size in Smaller Women

   In general, 200 cc may represent one cup size in a smaller woman.  Therefore, 400 cc would be two cup sizes.  If you are a C, 400 cc would take you to a DD.

Breast augmentation and lift?

While you sound like a good candidate for implants, the only way to properly evaluate you is by seeing you in person and performing an exam and discussing your goals. It also sounds like you may need a lift.  Without the exam it is impossible to say what is best.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Sizing up a shorter person?

Thank you for your question. Sizing is always a very personal issue. Shorter patients can look a bit top heavy with bigger breasts and that can be unattractive. With your weight loss, you may even have to consider a breast lit. The best you can do is see a plastic surgeon. For sizing, I prefer the volume sizing system. See if you can find a surgeon that also uses this method. Best wishes, Dr. Aldo.

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 171 reviews

Implant size?

You need to be evaluated in the flesh by a board certified plastic surgeon who will measure you breast diameter and examine your sagging and your breast thickness.  He/she can then give you a range of sizes that will "fit". 

You may also want to consider having just a breast lift.  In my experience, a lift can make a saggy breast look so much better and even a little bigger and the beauty of having no implant is having no implant!

Lisa Lynn Sowder, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Breast implant size

The typical size I use is in the mid 300 cc range and for someone your height, I would probably use around a 325 or 350. Cc implant to give you a C cup.













Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Best Breast Implants For Me?

Thank you for the question.
As you can imagine, despite your good description of body type and goals, it is not possible to give you precise  advice online.
The best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery is:

1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully.  Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you're looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.

2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals  with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining  breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals. 
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as "natural”  or “D cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
 Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.

3.  Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly,  allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals.  Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery.

I hope this helps.


the proper sizing depends on your height, weight, chest wall size and anatomy and breast width. you need to be measured for sizing

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Implant size selection

I consider two factors when selecting implants for my patients:
1.Dimensional planning
2.Gel Implant Sizing system

Dimensional planning – The measurements of your chest wall are taken. Also, the breast dimensions including the height, width, and current dimensions of each breast form the basis of dimensional planning. Based on these measurements, the implant size is recommended. This will give you a unique breast implant that is suited for your body frame. However, there are some limitations of what size we can recommend. For instance, some implants may just be too big for a narrow chest wall. Your surgeon can review this with you during the consultation.

Gel Implant Sizing system – During the preliminary breast implant consultation, you will be provided with an option to “try on” a variety of implant shapes and sizes. You can also visualize the possible outcomes of your surgery which helps you to get that perfect size to give you the shape that you longed for. This way your preferences are known and you can then pick a range of implants that will “fit” just right to give a soft natural fuller look.  If you have decided on saline implants, then based on the gel sizer you select, we can guide you to the saline implant that achieves a similar look.
Hope this helps.

Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

Choosing breast implant size.

Choosing your breast implant size is one of the most unnerving tasks as you want to find the right size you envision. This can only be done in person with a qualified surgeon. Showing your surgeon photos of the breasts you desire will help them understand your thoughts. Be open and honest during these discussions and you should be happy with the results. Good luck.

Brian J. Lee, MD
Fort Wayne Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Implant size selection is complicated and needs full evaluation

The majority of unhappy women after breast augmentation complain about choosing the wrong size. Size change is the most common reason for implant reoperation in the US. It is important to spend a lot of time with your surgeon determining your size. I spend about an hour with my patients reviewing photos, trying on implants, and looking at computer images in order to select the right size. This is time-consuming, but will keep you happy. Given this, I don't think any of us can really answer this question.

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