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Breast Augmentation Sizing – How to Choose the Perfect Size

Choosing the right breast size can be a confusing process, especially as there are so many factors going into this. You need to think of the current size of your breasts, their characteristics, your size preferences, and more. The fact that implants are measured in CCs and not in cup sizes can also add to that confusion.

The good news is that if you know your current cup size and where you want to go from there, you can get an idea of how many CCs to get. Dr. D’Souza can also offer suggestions based on your frame, making your choice easier. With that said, if you wish to do your own research, this blog will offer a few ideas on how to do your breast augmentation sizing.

How Many CCs Do I Need?

One thing that you need to remember is that breast implants are not measured in cup sizes but in CCs (cubic centimeters). This is because not everyone starts with a “blank slate.” You may have a cup AAA and want to get a cup C or have a cup B looking for a D. This is why the CC method is used, as it aims to fill in what’s missing.

For the most part, about 130 to 250 cc makes for one cup breast. The amount is usually chosen based on your frame, the shape of your breasts, and how big you want to go. Here is an average of what you need to change from one size to another:

  • 250-300cc – Cup A to B
  • 300-350cc – Cup A to C
  • 370-430cc – Cup A to D
  • 250-250cc – Cup B to C
  • 350-400cc – Cup B to D
  • 370-450cc – Cup C to DD
  • 450-550cc – Cup C to E

It’s essential to go through a consultation first, to determine exactly how big your implants should be. If you have a specific cup size in mind, our providers can help determine how many CCs will be needed to obtain the desired results.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Breast Implant Size

Here are some aspects to keep in mind when choosing the perfect breast implant to suit your aesthetic preferences:

1. Know Your Comfort Zone

Some women choose breast implants because they like the attention they bring. Others opt for augmentation simply to bring their body back into balance. It’s important you know where your comfort zone is before you decide to undergo breast augmentation. You should talk to Dr. D’Souza about what you want to achieve, and then you can determine the perfect breast size.

2. Consider Your Body Frame

Generally, women want their breast implants to look natural, which is why you should keep your frame in mind. For instance, while a smaller implant may bring beautiful results to a petite woman, it is not always the same for a taller person. Consider the size of your body before choosing your implants.

3. Think About Your Lifestyle

Aside from your overall body structure, you also need to think about your lifestyle in general. For instance, if you are an active person or an athlete, you shouldn’t go with the largest size, as your breasts would bounce around uncomfortably. Your style is also relevant, as smaller breasts are the better choice if you like going out without a bra. That being said, if you like dresses that offer a “view,” larger implants might be your go-to.

We’ll Help You Choose the Right Size!

Finding the perfect size for your breast implants can seem challenging at first, especially since there’s no “one size fits all.” Still, by considering your preferences, lifestyle, and body frame, Dr. D’Souza can help you choose the perfect option. Contact Iconic Plastic Surgery and set up an appointment for breast implants!


For more information about breast augmentation sizing, please contact Iconic Plastic Surgery at 760-637-5288. Dr. D’Souza can help you choose the size that is right for you. Alternatively, you can contact us through the online contact form and we will get in touch with you shortly.