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How to Choose the Best Size of Breast Implants

Perhaps the biggest decision to make after choosing to pursue a breast augmentation is the type and size of breast implants that you’ll use for the procedure. The size of breast implants you use will directly influence the outcome of your breast augmentation, so it’s essential to consider your options and determine the size that’s best for you. Here’s how to choose the best size of breast implants!

What size of breast implant should I get?

The best size of breast implant for you depends entirely on your personal preference and your desired breast size. Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (CCs). It takes approximately 200cc to increase your breasts by one cup size. Breast implants are offered in a wide range, with options ranging from 100cc to over 1,000cc. Therefore, you simply need to select an implant size that will get you to your desired breast cup size. However, there are other factors to consider. Implants can come in different shapes, such as wider implants, taller implants or even teardrop-shaped implants. Combining your desired breast shape and breast size can help you identify the best breast implant for you.

What is considered a large breast implant size?

Calling a breast implant large is subjective, as the size is relative to the patient who will be receiving them. Taller women with larger frames will require larger breast implant sizes to achieve results that a shorter, smaller woman could achieve with much smaller breast implants. Each patient requires an individualized approach to identifying their optimal breast implant size. However, it may be helpful to know that the most popular breast implant sizes range from 350cc to 550cc. This can be a great starting point to determining if you want implants that are larger or smaller than average.

Should I go bigger or smaller for breast implants?

If you are unsure about the size of breast implants for your breast augmentation, it can be difficult choosing between a bigger or smaller option. In most cases, surgeons recommend starting with the smaller size. The first reason for this is that going “too big” can be more detrimental than going too small. Larger breast implants may look less natural, they can make exercise more difficult, and they may limit clothing options. Choosing implants that are “too small” does not carry the same risks, but it still carries the potential risk of being dissatisfied with your results. Fortunately, breast implants can be removed and replaced if you are unhappy with your breast augmentation results.

Breast implant removal and replacement (also called breast implant exchanges) should be considered a last resort option. At Port City Plastic Surgery, we help patients identify the best size of breast implants during the consultation process so that they can achieve their goals with just one treatment. To learn more or schedule your consultation, contact us today.


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