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Navigating Your Options: How to Choose the Right Breast Implants

What Breast Implant Size Is Best for You? 

Expert advice from the Plastic Surgery Center.

Choosing the right breast implant size is one of the most important decisions you'll make when considering breast augmentation surgery. The size you select can dramatically impact your appearance and satisfaction with your results. At The Plastic Surgery Center, our board-certified plastic surgeons in NJ have years of experience helping patients determine the optimal implant size to achieve their aesthetic goals. If you are considering getting breast implants, we compiled these expert tips to help guide you through the breast implant sizing process.

Three Steps to Choosing the Ideal Breast Implant

  1. Consider a board-certified surgeon: Choosing a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is crucial. A board-certified surgeon has extensive training and meets high standards of patient safety. They will examine your breasts and tissue characteristics to provide implant recommendations customized for your body. Their expertise gives you the best chance for beautiful, safe results.
  2. Consider your ideal body image: Your surgeon will want to understand your goals and expectations. Think about the breast size and shape you envision for your frame. Would you prefer a round, teardrop shape? How much fuller would you like your breasts to be? Bring reference photos to your consultation to communicate your desired look to help your NJ breast surgeon recommend the ideal implant type and size.
  3. Review all the different types of breast implant options: Implants come in different shapes, profiles, surfaces, and fill types. Your surgeon will explain the benefits and tradeoffs of each to help determine which is right for you. Key factors include saline versus silicone fill, smooth versus textured shell surface, and round versus anatomically shaped. Being informed on implant options ensures they align with your body and goals.

Cup Size vs. cc Volume: Exploring Their Differences

When choosing the proper implant size, it is important to consider your current breast characteristics and anatomy, determine if you want a natural or more enhanced look, and use sizing methods like breast implant sizers during your consultation. With the right knowledge and professional guidance, you can feel confident you'll select a breast implant size that provides the beautiful, proportional results you desire.

Breast Implant Volume

Estimated Cup Size Increase

250 cc - 300 cc

Cup size A to B

300 cc - 350 cc

Cup size A to C

370 cc - 430 cc

Cup size A to D

250 cc - 350 cc

Cup size B to C

350 cc - 400 cc

Cup size B to D

400 cc - 450 cc

Cup size B to DD

300 cc - 350 cc

Cup size C to D

370 cc - 450 cc

Cup size C to DD

450 cc - 550 cc

Cup size C to E

300 cc - 400 cc

Cup size D to DD

450 cc - 600 cc

Cup size D to E

Different Types of Breast Implant Profiles

A breast implant profile refers to how much the implant projects off of your chest. The look and feel of each implant profile will vary for each person, so it is important to discuss your desired results in detail with your surgeon.

  • Moderate profile
    • 140 cc - 755 cc
    • Natural-looking projection
    • Ideal for smaller or narrower chests
    • most popular implant profile
  • Mid-range profile
    • Slightly fuller projection compared to moderate profile
    • Offers more fullness in the upper breast poles 
    • Provides a similar appearance to wearing a push-up bra
    • Suitable for broader chests
  • High profile
    • High projection
    • Very round and prominent breasts
    • Versatile for women with narrow or wide chests seeking dramatic results

  • Ultra High profile
    • Maximum projection
    • Roundest shape offering
    • Suitable for women looking for more cleavage and dramatic projection 
    • These typically do not appear natural.

Choosing the Width of Your Implant

Determining the appropriate width is key for achieving a natural, proportional breast augmentation result. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will measure your breast width by assessing the dimensions from the outer edge of one breast to the other. They will evaluate characteristics like the base diameter of your natural breasts and the width of your chest. Many patients mistakenly choose large implants that create an overly wide, artificial appearance. Focus more on achieving better projection and fullness in the upper part of the breast. An experienced surgeon will guide you in identifying implant dimensions and shapes that add volume while respecting your natural frame for beautiful, balanced outcomes.

Schedule a Consultation for a Sample Breast Implant Fitting

If you're considering breast augmentation, our experts at The Plastic Surgery Center are here to help every step of the way. We offer free breast implant fitting consultations to help you visualize the look and feel of your new chest. With our years of specialized experience, we can guide you to the implant choice that aligns with your body and goals for a beautiful, natural enhancement. Don't leave such an important decision up to chance. Our surgeons will lead with compassionate care and help walk you through the process from start to finish. 


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