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How to Determine the Right Breast Implant Size for Your Figure

Breast implants can bring balance to any figure: Whether you’re tall or short, lean or curvaceous, there’s an implant size and shape that will flatter your anatomy. Still, choosing the best breast implants can be challenging, especially if you don’t know which factors to consider. 

To learn more about breast augmentation, contact Dr. David Gerth at (305) 604-3216 or use the information below to prepare for your consultation.

Start With Sizers

Breast implant sizers are mock implants you can insert into a bra. Using these devices, you can “try on” different breast sizes to assess which size looks best on your body. You can make breast implant sizers at home using rice and pantyhose, or you can ask your surgeon to provide you with breast implant sizers. 

To make sizers at home, cut a 12-inch portion of pantyhose, separating the foot section from the rest of the hose. Then, take a measuring cup, measure a portion of rice, fill the foot of the hose, and tie it off (or sew it closed). Use the table below to create different mock implant sizes.

  • 1/8 cup = 30 cc
  • -1/4 cup = 59 cc
  • 1/3 cup = 78 cc
  • 1/2 cup = 118 cc
  • 2/3 cup = 156 cc
  • 3/4 cup = 177 cc
  • 1 cup = 236 cc

Once you’ve found a size you like, try wearing it under a range of different clothing styles. What looks good in a tight dress may not work with bulky or tailored clothing, so it’s smart to experiment with various garments before you choose a breast implant size.

Think About Your Lifestyle

If you’re an active person, we strongly recommend performing one of your regular workouts with your sizers. Even small breast implants can add one to three pounds to your chest, so you’ll need to make sure you’re comfortable moving around while carrying this additional weight.

Visit Your Surgeon

When you’re ready, bring the sizers you prefer to your surgeon, so they can measure the equivalent implant volume in CCs. Your surgeon may use computer imaging technology to help you further refine your choices. 3D imaging programs can show you how different breast implant sizes, shapes, and projections will look on your body. 

Dr. David Gerth uses Vectra 3D Imaging to generate accurate depictions of surgical outcomes. This program uses high-definition 360-degree photographs to create precise models of each patient. Dr. Gerth can then alter these models to try different techniques, without making a single incision. Using Vectra helps patients form realistic expectations and often eliminates the need for revisions after surgery.

Learn More About Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size in Miami Beach

If you’re considering breast augmentation, Dr. David Gerth can help you choose the right implant size to suit your height and shape. To begin your body transformation journey, contact our private boutique clinic in Miami Beach to arrange a personal consultation.