So, you’ve made the decision to have a breast augmentation but are you familiar with the implant measurements and what that means for your cup size?
Chances are you’ve heard of cc’s but haven’t quite figured out how that translates to how your bras will fit. Here are some things you should know to help you figure out the implant size to cup size ratio.
CC stand for cubic centimeters and, when it comes to breasts and breast augmentation, this refers to the volume of the breast. But how much volume is in a cc? Let’s look at some everyday items. There are 5 cc’s in a teaspoon and 355 cc’s in a can of soda. While this gives you an idea of a cubic centimeter’s volume, what does that mean when it comes to a breast implant?
While basic numbers labeled 100 cc implants to a one-cup-size increase. However, a 2017 study looked at the standard volume needed to increase a cup size during breast augmentation. What they found was that band size (the measurement around your body, under your breasts) plays a role in the amount of volume needed. Narrow band widths require 130 cc’s to increase a full cup size while wider bands require 150 cc’s to increase a single cups size.
While this may seem simple enough, it isn’t quite that easy. For instance, you can’t walk in with a 34B cup size and assume 130 cc implants will give you the perfect 34C bust. Things such as the amount of natural breast tissue, current breast shape and your specific proportions can affect the volume amount necessary to achieve your desired results. Dr. Kolder will work closely with you to help determine what implant volume, size and type will help you achieve your perfect look.