How big can you go with first breast implants?

Sizing guidelines
Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc). Most implants hold up to 400 cc or more, and routine augmentation procedures are usually between 300 – 400 cc.

How big can you go with your first boob job?

Typically, it is not advised to go above 450 to 500 cc when choosing breast implants, but in a larger patient, implants above 500 cc might be necessary to achieve a more distinct difference. If you are someone who is very physically active, you might want to consider implants on the smaller side.

Do breast implants look bigger at first?

The breasts begin to look larger with normal contours, taking on the appearance the patient had in mind when she started the process. Results will continue to improve during recovery as swelling subsides and breast appearance improves.

How big should I go with my breast implants?

The proper implant size for you is typically one that doesn't exceed the outer borders of your chest. Once a size range is established, Dr. Donaldson or Dr. Sieffert will bring you a bunch of implants in that range with different profiles to choose from, and you will try them all on and see what you like the best!

How big of a breast implant can I get?

Implant sizes typically range from 80cc to 800 CCs. When a patient opts for larger than 400 CC, without the breast tissue to support the size, the implants can show through the skin, looking awkward.

Choosing Your Ideal Breast Implant Size

How much weight do breast implants add?

Many women find that they gain some weight after undergoing breast augmentation. In most instances, only 3-5 pounds are gained after your procedure. While some of this weight gain is caused by the presence of breast implants in your body, there are other factors that account for the rest of the weight.

How many cup sizes can you go up?

The majority of women having simple breast enlargements want to increase their breasts by one or two cup sizes, and this is no problem; of course, it is also all right to go up by up to four or five cup sizes, if you are suitable. For instance, going from an A cup to a DD cup is entirely possible.

Do breast implants cost more the bigger they are?

Answer: Breast implant cost

Breast implant size does not affect the cost of the implants if the implant type is the same. That being said, regular saline implants, silicone implants, and shaped silicone implants all cost different amounts. I hope that helps answer your question! Good luck!

What is the average age a woman gets breast implants?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly half of all women who undergo breast augmentation are between the ages of 19 and 34. Women between the ages of 35 and 50 make up 39 percent of breast augmentation patients.

Why do my new implants look so small?

Give your breast implants time to settle and adjust to the shape of your breast and muscle. Breast implants always look constricted tight and high immediately after surgery. Most adjust to a nice full round appearance in the first 2-3 months.

Why do breast implants look small at first?

Breast Implants Start High

Your breasts may also look smaller than you were hoping for. At first, the muscle and breast tissues are tight, compressing your implant. In time, these tissues will relax and loosen, and the breast implant drop will occur and develop into a more natural-looking position.

What I wish I knew before getting breast implants?

Implants have their risks, so do your research.

Over 10% of patients reportedly experience capsular contraction, a hardening of the breast caused by shrinking scar tissue around the implant. It's possible to develop an infection, which could happen days, years, or even decades after the procedure.

Do implants look bigger after they drop?

Your breast implants may appear to be bigger or fuller once they've dropped to a lower, more natural-looking position on your chest and "fluffed" into a rounder and softer shape. Changes in the size or shape of your new breasts after augmentation can also occur as swelling and tightness subside.

When is the best time to get breast implants?

Remember that your body needs time to heal after any surgical procedure, and breast augmentation is no exception. Your optimal results may not be visible for several months. Schedule your procedure in the winter months to ensure that you have ample time to recover before summer rolls around.

Do implants under the muscle look smaller?

Placing the implant below the muscle does typically make the implant look slightly smaller as the muscle will give the implant a touch more of a natural slope. It also compresses the implant, which makes the breast look slightly smaller.

What happens to implants as you age?

On average, today's implants are designed to last more than a decade, with the chance of rupture increasing by one percent each year. So, the older your implants are, the greater your risk of rupture or other complications. In many cases, breast implants can remain in good shape for 20 years or more.

Do breast implants affect your weight?

It's common to gain a small amount of weight (up to 5 pounds) immediately after breast augmentation. A small percentage of this is due to the weight of the implants. However, your breast implants rarely weigh more than 1-2 pounds, so the rest of this weight gain is due to other factors associated with your surgery.

What type of breast implants last the longest?

The average saline or silicone implants may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. However, many are removed sooner due to complications or cosmetic concerns. Up to 20 percent of people have their implants removed or replaced within 8 to 10 years.

Is it worth getting breast implants?

Breast Implants Boost Your Self-Esteem and Confidence

One of the greatest benefits of breast implants is the boost in self-confidence patients get following the procedure. Many women who come in for breast implants are incredibly self-conscious about the size and shape of their breasts.

What cup size looks best?

When our participants were asked what their ideal breast size would be, the C cup was considered the most popular, with 39% choosing it above other sizes. In second place, was the D cup, which was the first choice of 29% of people who completed our survey.

What cup size is too big?

When you look down at your bra do you notice space between your breasts and the cup? If so, it's too big. If you aren't able to see any gaps while standing up, try leaning over while looking into a mirror. If there is extra space in your cups it's time for a new size.

What is the biggest cup size possible?

Cup sizes typically range from AA (the smallest) to a K (the biggest), and chest sizes range from 28-52 inches.

Which is better over the muscle or under?

Breast implants placed under the muscle are ideal for offering a more natural breast contour, especially in extremely thin patients or those who do not have a lot of breast tissue. If saline implants are chosen, these should always be placed below the muscle to prevent rippling in the cleavage line.

Are Gummy Bear implants heavier?

How much do they weigh? Gummy bear implants tend to weigh the same as regular silicone gel implants, so around 0.69lbs for a typical 300cc implant.

When can I raise my arms after breast augmentation?

Patients should wait at least 1 – 2 weeks after breast augmentation before lifting their arms over their heads. You can, however, move your arms around periodically to prevent any stiffness. A good rule of thumb is to avoid any movement that causes discomfort or pain.