If you are considering a breast augmentation, chances are you have thought about what size you want your breasts to be. Whether you are thinking of a slight increase in breast size or something more noticeable, chances are you are thinking in terms of B, C or D cup sizes.
Unfortunately, while women grow up learning bra cup sizes, the truth is, these sizes are not the same across the board. Instead of cup size, your plastic surgeon determines your implant size based on implant volume, known as cubic centimeters or ccs.
Cup Size is Not Universal Among Designers
As you have probably experienced, bra sizes are not universal. While you may wear a C cup from one designer, you may need a D cup from another. And, in many cases, women are not even wearing the right size bra to begin with. For these reasons, cup size is not used to measure breast implants.
How Many CCs in a Cup Size?
A 2017 study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed that, on average, it takes 130 to 150 cc to provide a one-cup-size increase. It also showed that due to the varying amounts, there is no standardized cup size within the bra industry which means that there is no exact answer to how many ccs are in a cup size.
Finding images of your desired breast size and appearance is more helpful when choosing an implant size than merely requesting a cup size increase.
Achieving Desired Cup Size Depends on a Variety of Factors
When it comes to choosing breast implant volume, many factors come into play. This includes your body proportions, your amount of natural breast tissue and your breast shape. While letting your surgeon know your ideal cup size can help, having images of women with post-breast augmentation surgery similar to your desired results can be more beneficial.
For more information on cup size vs cc and how to pick the best size for you, contact Dr. Drew Davis at 916-318-5770 or visit online.