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Medical doctor holding a stack of different sized breast implants.The confusion between cup size and CCs can make choosing the size of your breast augmentation complicated. How do you know which measurement to use? And once you know, how do you decide what would look best? Use this information to help you demystify breast implant sizes and guide your decision.

Think Results, Not Numbers

Plastic surgeons get requests for specific measurements all the time. “I want a solid C cup.” “My friend had 375 CCs and looks great! I want those, too.” The issue with comparison here is that every body and every breast is unique. What looks great on your friend might not suit your body shape quite the same. When referencing pictures, try to find ones of women with similar body types as yours.

Not to mention, a C cup in one bra might not match the same size in another brand or style. Ditch your notions about numbers and focus on how you want to look. 

Breast implants are measured in CCs, based on the volume of material in the implant itself.

Keep an Open Mind

When you have your breast augmentation consultation and you’re choosing a cup size for your breast implants, your plastic surgeon will have you “try on” sizers. These are implants you can place on your chest now that give you an idea of what that level of CCs might look like on your body. Keep an open mind when your plastic surgeon is suggesting sizes. Choose the best breast implants to help you achieve your goals, no matter the number attached to it. 


Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”