How Much Do Saline C Cup Implants Weigh?

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Weight of breast implants

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A 1000 cc saline implant will weigh 2.2 pounds or 35 ounces. If you do the math you can figure out exactly how much your implants will weigh. Silicone will weigh slightly less. The average A to C cup requires about a 350 cc implant which is roughly the same as a 12 oz soda to give you a reference point.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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The weight of Breast Implants

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Saline implants weight approximately 1 g per cc (or ml) of saline solution.  This translates into about .6 pounds for a 300 cc saline implant.  Silicone is slightly more dense than water.  A 300 cc implant will weight about .7 pounds. 

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Neil Zemmel, MD

Richmond, VA

Weight of breast implants

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Breast implant size is measured in cubic centimeters, or "cc's", not bra cup size. Each cc weighs 1 gram.

Olivia Hutchinson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon

There is NO Such thing as C Cup Breast Implants

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Regarding: "How much do saline c cup implants weigh?"

Just like one bra manufacturer C cup does not match another, there is NO B cup, C cup or D cup breast implant. Implants are classified by
- their height to base configuration (Low Profile, moderate profile, moderate PLUS profile and High profile)
- their volume in cubic centimeters (cc which when filled with water = milliliters, ml).
- their filling material (Saline or Silicone gel)
- their implant shape (round VS Anatomic)
- implant texture (smooth VS textured).

Since there is no clear national volumetric accepted national standard of what volume constitutes an A, a B, a C, a D etc cup. There cannot be a clear way to transfer this to implants and classify let's say a 350cc implant as a C implant because it may be a C with some bras and another cup size in others.

Dr. Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

saline c cup implants weigh

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Obtain the size in cc's and equate that to 1 gram. Thus 500 cc's = 500 grams or 1.1 pounds approx. Even better at the surgeons office get on a scale get your weight than re weigh with 2 implants. From MIAMI Dr. B

Breast implant weight is easily determined

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Health care long ago has gone metric and saline breast implants are noted in cubic centimeters of salt water. Silicone breast implants are often noted in gram weights, though may also be referred to in the cubic centimeter size or cc's. The salt water weights one gram per cc, therefor a pair of 500cc saline implants will weigh 1000 grams or one kilogram. You will recall from high school science that 1000 grams is 2.2 pounds, so there your have it. The pair of silicone gel implants that are 500 cc will also be just slightly shy of 2.2 pounds. Using this conversion you can calculate the weight of any implant pair you choose.

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Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Weight of implants is not really an issue but since you asked

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Saline implant volumes are sized on the metric system, in cc's, which means cubic centimeters. There are 1000 cc's in a liter, which weighs 1 kilogram by definition, which is 2.2 lbs. So a 450 cc implant is about 1 pound. Silicone implants are slightly lighter.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Salin implant weight

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To tell you what a cup size weighs is very difficult.  First the exact cup size varies from bra to bra.  Also what volume are you starting with? To tell you the weight of an implant is easy.  A 300 cc volume implant will weigh 300 gms or about 0.66 lbs.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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