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How many CCs are in a bra cup size?

Breast implants aren’t measured in the traditional bra cup size we’re used to. Instead, they’re measured as CCs (cubic centimetres).

But how many CCs are needed to get your desired cup size after a boob job?

The MYA experts are here to tell you everything you need to know about breast implants.  

June 27th, 2023 |Ask an Expert

What do CCs mean? 

CCs (cubic centimetres) refer to the volume of liquid or gel within the breast implant.

When you’re deciding between available implants, you will be asked to pick a CC, level of projection and shape (round or anatomical). 

What is your current cup size?

While breast implant sizes don’t necessarily reflect cup sizes, the general rule of thumb is that one cup size is about 175cc. 

So, to go from a B cup to a D cup, for example, your implant will be around 350cc.  

If you have a specific cup size in mind, let your surgeon know during your consultations so they can show you some implant options.

How to find the right breast implant for you 

When you book a consultation with the MYA team, our experts will be able to advise you on the best implant size and shape for you. We encourage our patients to ask as many questions as possible during these consultations so they know exactly what to expect during the procedure.  

The initial eConsultation will be with one of our patient coordinators who will run you through the procedure and give you the chance to talk about why you’re interested in the surgery and what you’re looking to achieve with breast implants

You will then be booked in for a meeting with one of our surgeons for a full assessment. Here, you can try on different implant sizes and get a feel for the way your new boobs will look after a breast augmentation

While you can’t take implants home, there are a few at-home methods that will help you get a feel for what you’ll look like post-op. The rice test is used by many of our patients and shows you what your chest will look like underneath clothing after breast enlargement surgery. 

What type of breast augmentation are you having?

Breast implants aren’t just used for breast enlargements

A breast reaugmentation is when a patient has their implants replaced. While the same size implant can be used, some patients opt for a smaller size to reduce the overall projection.   

However, it’s important to note that this can cause sagging skin, which may have to be corrected with a breast reduction or breast uplift to maintain a youthful shape and symmetrical look. 

If you require any additional surgery, this will be discussed during your surgeon consultation. 

What bra size will I be after a boob job?

It’s difficult to predict what bra or cup size you’ll be after your breast augmentation, but our surgeons will do their best to make an estimation.  

It's important to remember that it’s not possible to make a guarantee on cup size because breast implants look different on every body type and shape. 

Implants come in varying projections and shapes, which could also affect your bra size post-op.    

Breast implants take up to 12 months to fully settle and drop and fluff, meaning your final size may not be the same as when you first got a breast augmentation

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss breast implant sizes with you and a specific size or size range will be recommended to achieve your desired result. The exact size within this range will be determined by your surgeon prior to the operation, depending on your chest frame and physical measurements.  

Do CCs look the same on everyone?

A breast enlargement looks different on everybody due to existing breast tissue and the patient’s body shape and type influencing the final look. For example, a 350cc implant may look large on a woman with a smaller frame, but only add a small amount of volume on someone taller with broader shoulders.

300cc Breast Implant Before and After

Learn more with MYA 

No question is a silly question here at MYA Cosmetic Surgery. 

Whether you want to learn more about the procedures we have available or you’ve got a question about breast implants and what they’ll look like for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. 

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