While getting larger breasts isn't always the reason women opt for breast augmentation, more often than not increasing their size is the motivation. Choosing the right implant size and type for your body doesn’t need to be difficult, and keeping a few things in mind as you’re considering breast implants can help make the decision a little easier.
Implants Are Measured in Volume
Unlike bra variations, breast implants are measured in volume rather than cup size. Cubic centimeters (cc’s) are the unit used when comparing implant sizes, and you’ll come across measurements like 300 cc’s and 450 cc’s instead of C-cup and D-cup. This can cause confusion, since you don’t necessarily have a reference volume to take into a consultation.
Bringing in pictures of how you’d like your breasts to look can help your surgeon tailor implant volume and shape to your individual physique. It's a good idea not to worry as much about the exact number of cc's and instead let your surgeon make the decision on implant size once he or she has a clear understanding of how you want to look.
Implants Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All
Just because a certain size of implant looks great on a friend or sits comfortably on a celebrity doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get the same results. Identical implant sizes can look very different on different bodies. You want an implant size that is complementary to your frame, and going too large simply because “that’s what so-and-so has” can lead to dramatic results you didn’t want.
Saline and Silicone Gel Implants
Today, size and shape aren’t the only options you have regarding breast implants. Some women still choose saline-filled implants, but silicone implant models have become much more popular. Knowing the pros and cons of both can help you make an informed and comfortable decision.
Whether you’re looking for a natural or pronounced look, finding the right size, shape and breast implant type shouldn’t be extremely difficult given the options available.