I am undecided between getting 350cc or 375cc Mentor smooth round silicon implants?

I am 31years old. 5'4" and 134lbs. I am currently 32A. I am pear shaped currently. My doctor suggested 350ccs, but I don't want to regret not going larger.

Doctor Answers 11

Implant sizes

The 2 sizes are so nearly identical that it will not change your overall result that much. The best person to decide the volume of implant you should have is you. Try on a variety of sizes at your surgeons office and see what looks best on you. there should be a range of sizes that you can choose from.

Saint Paul Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

350cc Implants Versus 375cc Implant.

These implants are virtually interchangeable and will essentially result in the same increase in cup size. Your surgeon should decide during the operation whether either produces a normal breast shape and then if one or the other looks better. 

David A. Ross, MD (retired)
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 89 reviews

I am undecided between getting 350cc or 375cc Mentor smooth round silicon implants?

There is so little difference between those implants that you would likely not be able to tell the difference. What can make a big difference is the amount of projection that the implant provides as many implants now come in several styles all differing in projection.  You might want to discuss this with your surgeon as well.  Good luck.

David A. Caplin, MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

I am undecided between getting 350cc or 375cc Mentor smooth round silicon implants?

  • Thank you for the question. Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering  breast augmentation surgery (regarding breast implant size/profile selection) 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 are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. Sometimes, it is necessary to seek several consultations before you feel comfortable about your choice.
  • 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 "C or D cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
  •  Cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate. Again, best not to discuss your goals and/or judge the outcome of the procedure performed based on achieving a specific cup size.  The use of computer imaging may be very helpful during the communication process.
  • 3.  Once you have selected your plastic surgeon  carefully and 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 generally select appropriate breast implant size/profile after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers and viewing the patient's chest in the upright and supine positions.
  • I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to breast  augmentation surgery concerns) helps. Best wishes. 

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,488 reviews

I am undecided between getting 350cc or 375cc Mentor smooth round silicon implants?

The difference betwee those implants is tiny, a mere fraction of a bra cup. If you're worried about being too small, go with the 375cc implant, and vice versa.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

I am undecided between getting 350cc or 375cc Mentor smooth round silicon implants?

The best cosmetic result in any particular breast augmentation patient depends on a variety of factors, including: your individual anatomy, realistic expectations, a thorough discussion with the plastic surgeon about the options, and an understanding of the pros and cons of any particular implant choice. Proper sizing is not just about the number of cc’s. The thickness of your tissue, breast dimensions which include the width, height, and projection, as well as chest wall width all need to be considered when choosing an implant. Trying on implant “sizers” of various shapes and volumes while wearing a tight t-shirt, bra, or bathing suit at a preoperative visit will help you and your surgeon choose the optimal implant.

There is minimal difference between a 350 and 375 cc implant.

Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest that your plastic surgeon be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.

Robert Singer, MD FACS

La Jolla, California

Robert Singer, MD
La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Go with the larger

25 cc difference is quite negligible so when a patient is wavering between two sizes, I always recommend the larger size. You will not regret. Good luck.

Patrick W. Hsu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

I am undecided between getting 350cc or 375cc Mentor smooth round silicon implants

I agree with Dr. Horn, the difference is 25cc's. There are 30cc's in an ounce, so the volume difference is very minimal. As a result, use with the higher volume.
Good Luck

Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS
Green Hills Plastic Surgery

Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Implant Sizing

It is very important to choose a size which you will be happy with. In my office, I like to use 3D imaging. You can visualize what a particular size or shape will look like in your own body. Thankfully, a difference of 25cc's is very small. If you like two sizes 25 apart, it is better to go with the slightly larger one if it still fits you. Many patients wish that they went larger after surgery.

Michael Horn, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Choosing breast implant size

Our office specializes in breast augmentation. We often use Breast Biometrics to accurately decide on specific breast implant sizes. Breast implant volume, size, diameter, and profile are all equally important. The decision is partly functional and partly aesthetic.


Dr. Karamanoukian

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

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