Which CC Is Right? Breast Augmentation, Size, And Shape

Are you considering a breast augmentation procedure? Do you want to change the size and shape of your breasts, but you're not sure how? Take a look at what you need to know about this type of plastic surgery, ccs, your body, and your options.

What Size Is the Right Size?

There's no one way to answer this question. You need to figure out what the right breast size for you and your body is. Cubic centimeters (also known by the abbreviation cc) is the measure of breast implant size. According to a comparative study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, every 130 to 150 cc equals one bra cup size increase in volume. This number may vary slightly, depending on the implant and measurement.

To choose the best implant for your body, consider your height, weight, and frame. A high cc number may provide the full breasts you want. But, if you have a small frame, this type of implant could look dramatically out of proportion on your body. Taller women or those with larger frames may need higher cc implants to create a noticeable effect.

Do You Want A Natural Look?

Even though lower ccs match smaller frames and higher cc options may look better on taller or larger frames, some patients don't necessarily want to achieve a natural look. Before you decide on an implant size, talk to your plastic surgeon about your body image preferences and the overall look you want. 

How Will Your New Breasts Affect Your Lifestyle?

What does your lifestyle have to do with the size of your implant? Patients with an active lifestyle may find higher cc volumes uncomfortable. If you play a sport, jog daily, or have a job that requires near-constant motion, you may find that dramatically large breasts get in the way or put additional strain on your back, neck, and shoulders. 

An active lifestyle doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't choose larger or fuller new breasts. Instead, talk to your surgeon about how the cc size will impact your regular activities and how these activities will affect your body/new breasts. 

Does Shape Depend On Size?

Shape is another factor you will need to consider before you select implants for breast augmentation plastic surgery. A round implant will create a fuller shape for your breast. Teardrop implants have a more natural look. Like the name implies, teardrop implants are shaped like teardrops—fuller at the bottom and tapered at the top. 

You can choose either type of implant in different sizes. The surgeon can help you to understand the overall look you will achieve with each combination of size and shape.