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The Right Breast Implant Size for You

Breast Implants in Charleston, SCHave you made the decision to pursue a breast augmentation? Congratulations! However, there are more decisions to be made. Primarily, you’ll have to select the size of breast implants that you want. This can be a complicated decision, so below, we’ll help you find the right breast implant size for you, so that you can enjoy the fulfilling and attractive results that you deserve.

How are Breast Implants Measured?

Breast implant measurements can be a bit confusing at first, as they are measured by volume in cubic centimeters (CCs). Breast implants can range from sizes of 50CC up to 600CC and higher. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can estimate your perfect breast implant size without knowing these precise measurements.

Sizing Your Breast Implants

Try some of the following methods for sizing your breast implants:

  • The Rice Test
    • Start with an old pantyhose, and cut off the foot part so you are left with a “tube” of cloth. Then, tie off one of the ends so you can fill it like a bag. Now, fill the pantyhose with uncooked rice until you reach a volume that you would like to add to your breasts. 1ml of rice is roughly equal to 1CC of breast implant. This can give you a general idea of the breast implant size you should be looking for!
  • The Water Test
    • This method is similar to the rice test. Use a plastic bag and fill it with water until you reach a volume that you would like to add to your breasts. Again, 1ml is roughly equal to 1CC.
  • In-Office Sizings
    • If at-home measuring isn’t helpful in your breast implant sizing, you can always schedule an office visit to explore and even try on your options. Using a combination of digital imaging and actual breast implants, visiting your plastic surgeon might be the best way to determine your ideal breast implant size.

Don’t Use Your Bra Size

Although many patients are tempted to use their bra size as a guideline for their breast implant size, this can actually be inaccurate. The problem is, bra and cup size can vary significantly between manufacturers. As such, it is very difficult to accurately identify the appropriate breast implant size with a bra size alone. Stick to using the above methods for the best results!

Final Considerations

In addition to these breast implant sizing techniques, you’ll also want to consider a few other factors when it comes to your breast augmentation. For example, consider how the size of your breast implants might affect your ability to exercise or perform certain activities. It’s important to consider how breast implants will affect all aspects of your lifestyle before you commit to them! Additionally, be confident in yourself, your goals, and be sure to communicate those things clearly to your doctor. Being honest with yourself and your surgeon is the best way to guarantee that you achieve the results you are after with your breast augmentation.

What Size Breast Implant is Right for Me?

Still unsure of your ideal breast implant size? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for! If you’d like to explore your breast implant options, schedule a consultation with us at Port City Plastic Surgery. We can help you find the perfect breast implant by discussing your needs and using a variety of in-office sizings. Contact us today to get started!


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