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The Perfect Fit: Determining Your Ideal Breast Size

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To look and feel gorgeous, it doesn’t just come down to the clothes you wear or how you do your hair and makeup. Sometimes, it’s also about having the perfect fit. For some women, who are not so well endowed in the bust area, they choose to get breast augmentation. Doing so widens their clothing options, as having bigger breasts makes clothes fit better. There’s also the added benefit of looking more womanly.

However, being able to enjoy the benefits of breast augmentation depends on the implant size you choose. If you select the size that’s suitable for your body frame, you definitely will love the results and won’t need a revision surgery.

Determining the Ideal Breast Size in Two Ways

There are different ways to help you determine the ideal breast size for you, and below are two effective ways that many women use. Bear in mind, though, that this guide does not take the place of an in-depth consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. For more details, we encourage you to consult with our experienced surgeon, Dr. Erika Sato.

  • Breast size in CC instead of bra cup

Bra manufacturers don’t have a standard form of measurement, which explains why cup size labels are different from one brand to another. For instance, a Victoria’s Secret C cup bra may be a B cup to a Playtex or Triumph bra. For this reason, plastic surgeons measure breast volume in cubic centimeters (cc) instead of cups.

Although this is not based on scientific research, most plastic surgeons equate one cup to 150cc to 200cc of breast size. If you want to increase your size from an A cup to B cup, you’ll need a 200cc implant size. If you want to enlarge your breast size from a full B cup to a D cup, you’ll need at least 300cc to 400cc of implant size.

  • The Rice Test

Using this will allow you to test the weight of the cc volume you have in mind. To use this test, fill two sandwich bags with rice and insert them into your desired bra size. Be sure to wear a non-padded bra to get the exact measurement. Once you have enough rice to give you the size you want, empty each bag into a measuring cup and record the volume. You can then convert the cup to cc to get an estimate. Here’s a chart to guide you:

1 cup 236cc
½ cup 118cc
¾ cup 177 cc
2/3 cup 156cc
1/3 cup 78cc
¼ cup 59cc
1/8 cup 30cc

Determining your ideal breast size beforehand will give you an idea on what you want. You can then discuss your options with your surgeon, making your consultation a smooth one.

If you would like to learn more about our breast enhancement surgery procedures, please consult with Dr. Erika Sato. Schedule an appointment today.