Will I Achieve 2 Cup Sizes with my Implant Selections? (photo)

I'm 30 years of age, 5'4.5", 120 lbs. I've nursed a child 3 years ago. Band size is 30.5 in. Bust measures 35 in. I currently wear 34A or 36AA. PS measured BWD 12cm. My PS and I agreed on Mentor silicone implants. 375cc HP (12.0cm dia, 4.8cm projection) for my right larger breast and 425cc HP (12.5cm dia, 5.0cm projection) for my left smaller breast. Will I achieve 2 cup sizes with my implant selections? The reason I asked is I want to be a medium to full C, no more and no less. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 16

Will I Achieve 2 Cup Sizes with my Implant Selections?

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There are no fixed definitions of cup size--I have a number of patients who fit into B C and D cup bras, so it would be impossible to suggest any certainty in outcome with regard to cup size. I would suggest trying on implants to see  what looks good to you. Your surgeon will likely choose an implant about 10% larger to get that look, and then try to ignore the label in the bra. 

All the best. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon

It's how you look, not your cup size

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Cup size is not a good indicator of breast size. This is because bra manufacturers make cup sizes that are different from their competitors. There's no standardization! That's why it's better if you try on some sizers to see how you look, instead of just relying on cup size.

Breast Enhancement Surgery

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I think you have a great plan and it sounds like a great surgeon, that being said I would not be too surprised if you ended up as a D breast size

Implant Selection Process

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You should see close to a 2 cup size increase in size.  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

Implant size selection and cup size

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It is difficult to predict your final cup size because cup sizes are not standardized.  Cup sizes vary by designer.  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

Cup size selection is difficult to judge

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I do not promise a patient a cup size because this is a ticket to disappointment.  It is best to look for a shape or contour that you like.  In our office we use the Vectra 3D imaging system.  This allows the patient to visualize their result prior to surgery.  In one year of use and over 100 breast augmentations I have had no patient complain of an implant size problem.

Implant Selection

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Thank you for your question. I feel your implant selction will yeild the result which you are seeking . They are a perfect fit for your body size and you should be obtaining a medium to full C cup. Best of luck

Seems Like A Good Choice

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For what you are interested in I feel that those implants would be appropriate. the important thing is for you to be comfortable with your plastic surgeon and his decisions. Make sure that he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Plastic surgeons.

Itzhak Nir, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Cup size and implants

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Implant volume does not always correlate to cup size. Best to do a baggy test at home with the bra that you want to wear to get a volume range.

Asimetrical implants is wright/ colocar implantes asimetricos es correcto en tu caso

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definetely the cup will be the same  c or D

defitivamente se busca simetria de manera que las copas seran las mismas C or D

Ramon Navarro, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

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