Model Looking to Get Breast Implants, What Size? (photo)

I have been told I have a great body, I just need a larger chest for the commercial modeling world. I do car/swimsuit modeling. I was a track champion in high school and never developed much breast tissue since I had almost no body fat and more testosterone then most girls. (my mom has D's) My measurements are currently 35-27-38, I want to feel more 'evened out'. Any suggestions?

Doctor Answers 17

Breast size

Dear Shanbuh,

   I agree with you that you have a great body and that your breasts are disproportionately small.  From the pictures  your breast look like a size A or small A.  Your decision regarding the size depends on your activity and life style. If you are still involved in track , you should limit your size to full B or small  C. The implant size based on you chest circumference of 35 inches should range between 250cc to 300cc.  For a C cup, which is very nice size a 350cc will do. A more sexy look of full C or small D will require 400cc to 450cc. Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.

          Best of luck,

                                  Dr Widder

McLean Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 126 reviews

Breast augmentation for modeling

if a woman wears a size 36 AB bra and would like to be a C cup, which is the average size that women wear and the average size bra that is sold, she needs a volume of approximately 350 to 390 cc to make that change. This becomes less if she's wearing a 34 bra, because it has a smaller strap size and the cups have a smaller diameter. A smaller diameter implant would then be a volume of approximately 300 to 350 cc. In the same way if she was more petite, maybe a double zero or size one and wore a 32 AB bra, then to become a 32C cup she would only require about 250 to 300 cc.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Implant Selection Process

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 87 reviews

Candidate for Breast Augmentation

You are the ideal candidate for a breast augmentation, but you need to make sure that this is what you want - not just for modeling. This is a decision about your body that you need to be comfortable with and want.

Otherwise, this is a procedure that has made many women very happy. Especially those in your situation.

You should see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to get a formal opinion through and 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

Breast implant size for a model

Great question, Shanbuh! First of all, it's important to make sure that you are getting breast implants because you want them, and not because an agent, photographer, boyfriend, etc, is telling you to get implants. It's your body, not theirs, so you need to do what is best for you.  You mentioned you were a track star in high school ... if you're still very active, you need to take this into consideration before having surgery. Having said that, if you are getting implants because you want them, then I highly recommend you meet with at least one board certified plastic surgeon. The surgeon will take multiple measurements of your breasts and your chest and have a detailed discussion with you about your goals and desires. Then, the two of you together can make a plan for you.  I hope this helps and wish you all the best!

James Knoetgen, III, MD
Fresno Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Breast Implants For A Model

Dear Shanbuh,


Thank you for sharing your photos but it is hard to provide you with a solid advice without a consultation.

Nonetheless, I agree with you that a breast augmentation will make your body more proportionate.

As for the size of your implants, I encourage you to seek a consultation with a BOARD CERTIFIED surgeon of extensive experience who will provide you with commendable results and will help you come up with a well informed decision.

The best of wishes to you and thank you for your inquiry.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

What size Implants

This is the second most important decision for you to make (after the selection of a board certified plastic surgeon). trying on implants is a realistic approach to size. A prestated brassier cup size is only aproximate as all 34C bras don't fit the same nor do patients wear them the same way. What looks great is important not a cup size.

Howard N. Robinson, MD (retired)
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Model looking for breast implants, what size?

Thank you for your question. The first step is to find a board certified plastic surgeon, you can get the information from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. Get a consultation. More than one if necessary. During the consultation, look for the before and after photos, take photos with you of what you want to look like. Try and decide, what shape, size and type of implants. The plastic surgeon will advise you about what can be achieved. 

Moneer Jaibaji, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Breast implants

It is best to go for a consultation. During the consultation an exam will help determine what is best for your body habitus and a discussion of your goals will guide the final decision. Good luck!

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

See two or more board-certifed plastic surgeons before deciding to get breast implants.

Thank you for your question and the photos.


Getting sized for breast implants is much more involved than it seems at first thought. It requires a full consultation with detailed questions to see exactly what your goals are, short and long term. It also requires precise measurements of your current breast dimensions and the dimensions of your chest wall as well as preoperative photography, standard or 3D imaging.


To see what the best options are for you, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.  I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 183 reviews

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