Breast Augmentation Size Chart
If you are looking to change the size of your breast, then getting a breast implant can help you improve your confidence and change your life. But choosing the right size of breast implant can be a bit confusing and challenging at times.
Most people are not aware of the fact that implant sizes and breast cup sizes are quite different. For example, a silicone implant is measured in terms of cubic centimeters (cc) while the final breast size for a bra is measured in cup size.
To make things easier, plastic surgeons use implant size charts to help patients get the right estimation of what final cup size and implant volume will help them achieve their desired look. A plastic surgeon can also help a patient consider other factors like implant profile, implant shape, and the natural anatomy of the breasts.
Dr. Amit Gupta is a plastic surgeon who provides patients with the right guidance in terms of what implant size will be the best option for them. He ensures that this is done so in such a manner that the patient gets the best shape and size required for reaching her cosmetic goals.
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The Different Sizes of Breast Implants
Breast implants are available in a range of different sizes in order to properly accommodate the needs of different body types. Usually, the implant size refers to the implant volume. There are different measurements that can help determine the implant size.
To understand the concept of implant size better, there are three parameters that one needs to, take into account, these are:
- Implant Volume
Implants are usually measured in their volume, which is in cubic centimeters (cc). A small breast implant can range from 150 to 200 cc, and large implants can be anything over 400 cc. The most popular ones lie anywhere in between 300 to 350 cc. Additionally, a very large implant can go as high as 800 cc or more.
- Implant Diameter
The diameter is the base width of a breast implant that provides shape to the breast outline and determines the right fit for a patient. The diameter can range from 7.4 cm to 17.2 cm. Selecting the correct width essential for maintaining natural-looking results.
- Implant Profile
The implant profile is the distance that the breast or the implant projects outward from the chest. Profiles can be measured from low or moderate to ultra-high depending on the desired outcome.
Dr. Amit Gupta takes patients through all of these factors and more during the first breast implant consultation.
What are Breast Implant Profiles?
To get the best results, one needs to figure out the best breast implant profile. The ideal way of doing this is by standing sideways in front of a mirror. In this position, you will be able to see the contours of your breasts.
Now try to visualize how much you want your breasts to push out from your chest in order to provide you with the right fullness. One should remember that implants can have the same volume but different profiles. This means that there can different variations of final breast projections and shapes.
Let’s look at the prominent features of standard breast implant profiles. This is mentioned in the table given below.
|Low Profile||· Flat appearance
· Minimal projection
· Ideal for wider chests
|Moderate Profile||· Natural-looking projection
· Ideal for smaller or narrower chests
|High Profile||· Maximum projection
· Very round and prominent breasts
· Ideal for narrow chests
How Does Implant Size Affect Cup Size?
As a rule of thumb, each 150 cc to 200 cc breast implant volume is likely to provide a woman with a one-cup size increase. But one should remember that this can differ from one patient to another.
Beyond this, one shouldn’t forget that a bra cup size can vary significantly between brands. Because of this, the cup size estimations are not really realistic. It is also not reliable when it comes to breast augmentation.
Dr. Amit Gupta uses precise measurements of the patient’s breast before and after the breast augmentation procedure. This is done to ensure that the patient is able to get the results that she wants.
To further help patients, a chart is given below for measuring the estimation of general changes in cup size after getting a breast augmentation.
Breast Implant Size Chart: Ideal Implant Sizes and Cup Sizes
|Breast Implant Volume||Estimated Cup Size Increase|
|350 to 300 cc||A to B|
|300 to 350 cc||A to C|
|370 to 430 cc||A to D|
|250 to 350 cc||B to C|
|350 to 400 cc||B to D|
|400 to 450 cc||B to DD|
|300 to 350 cc||C to D|
|370 to 450 cc||C to DD|
|450 to 550 cc||C to E|
|300 to 400 cc||D to DD|
|450 to 600 cc||D to E|
If you want to learn more about breast augmentation size charts directly from Dr. Amit Gupta, then watch our video today!
How to Choose the Best Implant Size?
The main goal for people who undergo breast augmentation surgery is to enhance their breast size and shape while maintaining a natural look. This is why getting a breast augmentation done by just about anybody will not work well.
Instead, patients should only get a breast augmentation done by a qualified, experienced, and skilled cosmetic surgeon. This will ensure excellent outcomes and aesthetics. Beyond this, Dr. Amit Gupta encourages his patients to consider other factors like:
- Body frame
- Torso size
- Natural breast tissue
- Skin capacity
- Cleavage goals
Are Larger or Smaller Breast Implants Better?
Most patients who want to get a breast augmentation done know what they want the final results to look like. However, the difficulty is in picking the right size of breast implant. And before making this decision, one must consider the pros and cons of choosing a smaller or larger breast implant.
Considering a Small Breast Implant
Patients with smaller frames and smaller breasts can benefit from either a small or larger implant. A small breast implant can provide benefits like:
- Natural shape and texture
- Avoid an overly-rounded appearance
- Softer texture
- Fewer stretch marks
- Less space is required for proper accommodation
- Smaller incisions
- Quicker recovery
- Less discomfort
But what if a patient wants a clearer enhancement? In this case, getting a smaller implant may not be the best option. In these cases, the patient must get a larger or more high-profile breast implant to get the desired results.
Considering a Larger Breast Implant
Apart from enhancing the size of your breasts, a larger implant will also improve the overall contour of the body. It can also help a woman achieve an hourglass figure. Women who have a broader or taller build can also opt for bigger breast implants as it helps them achieve a larger, more natural-looking breast projection.
Beyond this, a larger breast implant can also help a woman get a more enhanced and glamorous look.
Bigger is not always the better
An overly large implant can hinder a woman from carrying out her normal daily activities. It can feel like a heavy load and cause neck and back pain. It might even damage existing breast tissues. Further, the patient might need a breast lift in the future to maintain the results.
At the end of the day, one must remember that both smaller and larger breast implants have their pros and cons. This is why it is vital for a patient to consult with a qualified, experienced, and skilled cosmetic surgeon before deciding the size of breast implant that the patient wants to get.
Dr. Amit Gupta ensures that his patients are able to figure out the best breast implants that they want to get without overcomplicating the process or causing any negative side effects.
Important Factors to Consider When Choosing Breast Implants
Till now we have talked about breast implant size. But what if you are not sure about the type of final results you want? In this case, one must go through the list of tips that we have mentioned below. Consider these factors when deciding the type of final results that you want from your breast augmentation procedure.
- Aesthetic Goals
Getting a breast augmentation done is a very personal decision. A patient might want to go a few sizes up from where she is right now or get a larger size to enhance her overall look. Some might wish to be a little more discrete and opt for a subtle look.
- Implant Shape
Once you are sure about your aesthetic goals, then the next step is to figure out how to get that desired look. Your plastic surgeon will play a vital role in this. There are several implant shapes available, such as round and teardrop implants, that can help you achieve your desired look.
- Natural Body Shape
Your current body proportions play a vital role in deciding the type of breast implants that you should be getting. As we have mentioned above, different breast implants work differently for everyone. This is why one must consider their natural body shape while deciding the type of implant that the patient should opt for.
Younger patients have more elastic skin. This makes it easier for them to adjust to a new breast profile. As one ages, the skin gets prone to sagging. This is when one might consider getting breast lift surgery along with a breast augmentation.
- The Lifestyle
If a patient lives a physically active life, then Dr. Amit Gupta does not recommend getting overly large breasts as those can interfere with several daily activities.
Get Breast Augmentation Done at Divine Cosmetic Surgery!
After going through all of the choices and options out there, it is very easy for anybody to feel overwhelmed. This is why if you are feeling that way then you should book a consultation with Dr. Amit Gupta.
Dr. Amit Gupta is the founder, director, and head surgeon at Divine Cosmetic Surgery. He has over 20 years of experience and has performed thousands of breast implant and breast augmentation surgeries. Dr. Amit Gupta goes to great lengths to ensure that his patients are able to get the final results that they want without any hassle.
If you are intrigued and want to get a breast augmentation done, then book your first consultation today!
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