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How Many CCs are Right for You - Breast Augmentation

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Juli Albright
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.

How Many CCs are Right for You - Breast Augmentation?

Curious to see how many CCs are right for you? While choosing breast implant size may seem difficult, it isn't hard when you have the help of an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. When you visit Alamo Plastic Surgery, recently voted best cosmetic surgery in San Antonio, William Albright, M.D. will help you choose the perfect size for you. Our exceptional staff will help size your using actual implants based on your anatomy. Schedule you consultation today for breast augmentation in San Antonio.

What does cc mean?

So, what does cc mean? This acronym stands for cubic centimeters, which is a standard unit of volume. It is how the volume of silicone or saline is measured to determine the size of breast implants. The higher the ccs, the larger and heavier the implants. Typically implants range from 100 cc - 800 cc and can be in 10 cc increments or less. Since most patients know they want to be a B, C, D, etc size this can be very confusing. Adding a cup size for one person may be only 100 cc but adding it for another may be 300 cc. It is not correlated directly to cup size.

When you arrive for your appointment at Alamo Plastic Surgery, Dr. Albright will show you before and after photos and give you examples of implants at each sizing option based on your anatomy. Looking at photos of other patients who have a similar build often gives the most accurate depiction of what to expect after surgery. Dr. Albright will also teach you about the benefits of saline versus silicone breast implants based on your goals.

How many ccs for the best breast augmentation?

During a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Albright, he will measure how much natural breast tissue exists and help you determine how many ccs are required to achieve your goals.

One breast cup size is about 175cc, but the results may also vary based on the implant projection, dimensions, and existing breast volume. For example, a 300cc implant may not look huge on a petite woman and small on a very tall woman.

Find your ideal breast implant size

At Alamo Plastic Surgery, we help patients find their ideal breast implant size based on their goals. We do not have a one size all approach. For example, some women want smaller implants to assist in an active lifestyle, others want to fill out a favorite swimsuit, and others simply want their breasts to return to pre-baby volume. No matter your unique goals, Dr. Albright has the experience to help. Some considerations for breast size include:

  • Your overall body frame: This includes the shoulders, waist, and hips. The chosen breast implants will need to fit your personal features so they don’t negatively impact your body or health. As we’ve mentioned, implants that are too large can lead to problems down the road.
  • How much natural breast tissue you have: Women with a small amount of tissue may not be able to support overly large implants. Otherwise, the skin and underlying structures will stretch out and cause the implants to fall out of place.
  • Your plans for future pregnancy: If you want to have more children in the future, this may affect the outcome of your breast augmentation.
  • Your current breast symmetry: Some patients require different sizes in each breast to create a more balanced appearance after surgery.
  • Bring in photos of your likes and dislikes
  • Consider upper pole fullness
  • Intraoperatively sizers used to ensure right "look" for the patient
Written by
Juli Albright

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