Breast Implant Inspira 285cc .. Is It Too Big ?!

I'll have my BA I'm 5.25" &136 pounds 34AA & breast width diameter is 10 surgeon said i can get implants with 10.5 cm. I'll get Allergan inspira silicone & I'm confused between: 255cc and 285cc (extra hp and the projection is 5) I'm confused with the following 1-Would the 285cause rippling to me?Are they too big for me i'll have them submuscular?Are the going to affect the Cleveage appearance negatively? 2-soft or textured?

Doctor Answers 8

Implant sizing

This is a common question for patients.  The honest answer is that it is very difficult to tell the difference between 30cc.  If you are looking for as much projection as possible then I would tend to lean towards the bigger implant.  If you are concerned about being to big then I would pick the smaller of the two.  I tell my own patients that cleavage is something that should be created with a bra.  If you have obvious cleavage when you are not wearing a bra then I would consider this an unnatural look.  I personally tend to use smooth round implants in this case.  Best of luck!

Long Beach Plastic Surgeon
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There is no way to guarantee a particular bra size. Bra sizing varies greatly between bra manufacturers and a C in one bra will be a D in another. What matters more than the assigned bra size is the way the implant looks on you. The best option for your body and aesthetic goals can be determined in a thorough implant sizing session.
Implant sizing depends on several factors. One of the most important factors is your breast width. Generally, your surgeon will measure your breast width, and then provide you with a range of implant sizes appropriate for your native breast size. There are more nuances to it than just what I've described, but this approach works for most women.
I usually have my patients bring in a large bra and a tight t-shirt to do sizing. I'll then choose 3-4 implants that I feel are appropriate, and have my patients place them in the bra under the tight t-shirt. My patients can then look in the mirror and get a good sense of what they will look like with the provided implant sizes. My patients like this approach and get a great idea of how they will look.
By using this technique, your surgeon can outline a range of appropriate implant sizes that will be aesthetically pleasing, and you make the final decision.
I hope this helps. Good luck!

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Choosing the right breast implants

Breast biometrics and measurement of breast tissue thickness play a large role in determining which implant is best for you in terms of size and shape.


Dr. Karamanoukian

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Implant sizing

There are several variables in determining implant size.  When recommending implant size for my patients, I consider the followings: 1) patients' anatomy (height, weight, chest width, chest height, amount of breast tissue) and 2) patients' desired look/goal.  Without knowing your chest measurement and breast tissue amount, I cannot give you any recommendation.  You should visit with board-certified plastic surgeon who will examine you.  Try implant sizers to get a rough estimate of the size you may want.  As you know, bra/cup size will vary depending on the brand.  Good luck with you.
Dr. Sugene Kim

Sugene Kim, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Implant differences

30 cc's difference between two implants is only a shot glass full. An exam in person would help determine what is best for you.  Good luck.  Rippling happens more often with less soft tissue coverage.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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What implant size is best?

Diameters and size depends a lot on what you are desiring.  If your space between your breast is excessively wide, you need wider implants that go beyond your normal breast diameter size to achieve this.  Your frame determines what size you can carry without looking excessively full on top.  Some doctors will not exceed your natural breast size so you have to understand the philosophy of your doctor and he/she should be able to tell you if your goals and desires will be achieved.  You should also make sure you know what the revision policy is as some are much better than others in terms of additional cost to you.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Breast Implant Sizing?

Thank you for the question.

I'm assuming that you have chosen your plastic surgeon after careful due diligence.

Now, I would suggest that you do the following:

Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals  with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining which operation and/or 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 "too big” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
 Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.

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.  In my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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The difference between 255cc and 285cc is a matter of millimetres

The two implants you described are minimally different.  Put some clothes on and they'll hide any tiny difference between the two (and that's assuming you would be able to tell any difference once they've been put in)

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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