Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters, or cc’s, rather than bra cup sizes. This provides an exact measurement of the volume in an implant. When women consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Neil J. Zemmel, they often have an idea of the size of breast implants they want based on the cup size they hope to achieve, with the most popular being a C cup. While sharing your desired cup size can be helpful for Dr. Zemmel in understanding your aesthetic goals, your saline or silicone breast implants will ultimately be measured in cc’s.
Bra cup sizes do not have a national standard, which means the same bra size from multiple manufacturers may slightly differ. While there is not an exact conversion from cup size to volume in cc’s, Dr. Zemmel can explain how different breast implant volumes may affect your final cup size. For patients who have an average height and weight, as well as naturally wear bras in an A or B cup, they can expect an increase of about 1 cup size for every 200cc’s they receive. Women who are taller and have a wider build will require a larger implant (or more cc’s) to achieve a 1-cup increase.
There are several different breast implant types, sizes, profiles, and textures from which to choose. Dr. Zemmel will explain the pros and cons of your options, helping you find the most appropriate implants to help you achieve your desired outcome. During your consultation, he will work with you to find the right breast implant size, utilizing VECTRA® 3D imaging so you can visualize your projected results.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Zemmel and learn about your different breast implant options, please contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery today!