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Old 04-09-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
 
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Size C with 550cc's?????

So who has an experience of being smaller than they thought their cc size would get them? Granted I am only 1.5 mo's out but I went bra shopping for the 1st time yesterday and got sized at VS.... I was a 34 B- to begin with (and that is being generous) but my implants are 550cc under the muscle silicones and they are saying that I am now a 36 (hopefully due to swelling) C.......Granted maybe once they completely drop-n-fluff they will end up being a D. I'm just having a hard time with this because each time I have seen my Dr he stresses what a "large" implant 550cc's is. I thought so to but if so how do I end up only being a C. I definitely didn't want to be anything bigger than a DD and preferably just a D but I was floored when I sized at only a C. Has anyone had this experience where they were smaller than expected with the CC size that they chose?
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I have learned on this forum that VS is NOT a good place to get sized, so don't be too worried. Definitely try somewhere like Nordstrom or maybe the girls here can give other store recommendations. I have read SO many posts where people got measured way smaller than they actually are at VS.
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Oh, and PS - I just saw that you and I are really similar in size but I started with a 34A. I'm only a week post op but I tried on a couple bras at H&M just for fun and I am already a 34D/36C with only 415cc. I'm SURE you will get your D!!!
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I wouldnt worry too much about cup size . I know thats easier said than done, but how do YOU feel about them? Do you like the size? Do they look big or what you wanted without a bra? I was a 34 C before and got 490cc implants and it only brought me up one cup size to a D. I am very happy with them and I was looking for a DD.
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Go to Nordstroms! I have heard a lot of ladies being sized a C at VS but they're really a DD or bigger! I really doubt you only went up 1 cup size with 550cc's!
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I have learned on this forum that VS is NOT a good place to get sized, so don't be too worried. Definitely try somewhere like Nordstrom or maybe the girls here can give other store recommendations. I have read SO many posts where people got measured way smaller than they actually are at VS.
I was a 36a and I got 500cc silicone....i am now a 36C. My ps also told me how huge 500 was... ya right! Wish I went bigger.
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VS sucks at sizing! Cute prints but not reliable with size. I am supposed to wear a 32 band and they sized me a 36!

I had gone to FOH and was sized a 34f. Nordstroms 32g. VS 36c. Lol all in the same day. The lady at nord's said "I'm going to guess what you are before I size you and she guessed 32e (so she knew what she was doing! Everytine I went to VS the girl would argue with me about my band size saying "no you're a 36...no way you're a Dd..." only once at VS did the girl say I wouldn't find my size there..

Good luck and I'd wait a good 8-10 weeks before buying any bras (good sized ones) because your size will change over time!
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My friend worked at VS and she has no idea how to size anybody. Said that when she asked they told her just to guess.
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So who has an experience of being smaller than they thought their cc size would get them? Granted I am only 1.5 mo's out but I went bra shopping for the 1st time yesterday and got sized at VS.... I was a 34 B- to begin with (and that is being generous) but my implants are 550cc under the muscle silicones and they are saying that I am now a 36 (hopefully due to swelling) C.......Granted maybe once they completely drop-n-fluff they will end up being a D. I'm just having a hard time with this because each time I have seen my Dr he stresses what a "large" implant 550cc's is. I thought so to but if so how do I end up only being a C. I definitely didn't want to be anything bigger than a DD and preferably just a D but I was floored when I sized at only a C. Has anyone had this experience where they were smaller than expected with the CC size that they chose?
VS isn't known for sizing well. Also, you wouldn't change band size with a breast augmentation, just cup size. So you're probably AT LEAST a 34D.

Just for kicks, I put on my old 34A the other day (I'm just 8 days out!), an I could wear it, but it just sits on the bottom of my new (high and tight) boobs! LOL So, if most of your boob is above the cup, you probably haven't dropped and fluffed all the way yet. So you'll be bigger than a D.

1 1/2 months is really early to get sized. Most posts I've read say wait until at least 2-3 months. I hope I can wait that long to get sized - it's just so tempting to see what we'll be, right?
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Thank you guys for all of your reponses. To answer a few of the responses: I'm not to worried about the cup size (Im just still in shock that 550cc only gets a C, the # seems to large to only result a C)...... because YES I am happy with the way they look and have turned out ....thanks for the info about VS, I'm going to wait another month to month and a half before trying the whole bra shopping trip again but I will definitely go somewhere other than VS....
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I was a 34A before and also got 550's - at 5 weeks I was sized as a 34DD. I will be 3 months on Monday, and on Tuesday I am going back to get sized again.

I'm sure that you will be at least a D.
I also highly recommend Nordstroms... I heard such great things about N from ladies here, and thats where I went at week 5 and that is the only place I'll ever go again to get sized.
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I went and got measured at VS and they tried to put me in a 36C and it didn't fit so I finally told the lady I had been sized as 32G and she was like we don't carry those sizes which I already knew but I just wanted to see if it was true that they put ladies in what they have out that is new or just really are guessing. It was true in my trip there. I would go to Nordstroms and get sized. Now they now what they are doing trust me. Also by the way I believe you will turn out at least a D or DD with 550's. I have 380's o/f well just look at my sig. HTH
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Hi!
We have very similiar stats and surgery date
I have been sized at a 34DD (12DD it is here in OZ) with 375/275cc subfascial. (I still have to wait another 6 weeks or so to wear underwires and get sized again)...You have a bit of dropping to do yet and I would be VERY surprised if you didn;t get your D or her older sisters DD or E with that sized implant
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I sized myself at lindasonline, this site, and herroom, and they all came out different. Lindasonline had me at a 30H, I think on herroom I was a 32G. I was buying 34Ds, and I thought the fit was alright. I ordered a few 32Fs, and I think the band is tighter, but maybe that is how it is supposed to fit. The cups are larger, and I stay in them better when I bend over. I don't like how most of the 32Fs have the wide straps and three rows of hooks in the back. I ordered some from fredericks of hollywood online in size 32F, they will definitely be sexier. I also ordered some from eBay, they were way cheaper than the online stores. Some of the sites recommend bending over braless, then measuring from one side of the boob to the other to get the cup size. With the size 32 being snug enough, I cannot imagine trying to put on a size 30 band. My 6 year old can fit a size 30! In my clothes it does not look like I am in a size F anything, I only got 375s HP.
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Agree with everyone else -- VS is not really the best place to get sized -- but having said that, they were pretty right on with me.

A lot depends on your projection (hp, mod+, mod) because a 550 mod and a 550 hp are going to give you 2 different cup sizes...and you will absolutely notice HUGE changes in the nest few months, so don't despair. I was at a 36D at 1 month and moved into a 36DD at 3 months. Actually, I feel better in a 34, so I am going to be ordering a strapless in a 34DDD to see how it feels.

Hang in there -- 550 will move you up at least 2 cup sizes. You probably have a lot of stretching and dropping to do!
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i got sized at VS & they said 34C... when i actually tried that size on... well my boob did not fit in the cup, so they got me a 34D.. again didn't fit... ended up being a 34DD. So yea, they're idiots!!! just try on a bunch of sizes & you'll find the one that fits!
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My boobs are much smaller than I expected!

Hello ladies! I am only a week post op so I know it's still very early! But I need some help! I was a 36a prior to my surgery, and I went with a 533cc style 15 natrelle silicone implant under the muscle. My PS recommended that this is the biggest I should go without risking stretch marks. I was happy with the size and multiple times they assured me I would be about a full D. I looove my PS and trust him completely, but as of right now, they are small! Some people can't even tell I've gotten them done. Before the surgery, everyone told me that i was getting such a huge implant and that theyre going to be gigantic, but theyre not at all =[ Please tell me what to expect! And if I just need to be patient!
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I just had the funniest experience at VS. I have always been a 34B/36A at VS. So, I got 500cc implants three months ago, and last week walked in to VS to see what they would say. The girl wrapped her little tape around me a few times and proclaimed, "34B!!!!" I just laughed and told her that can't be possible, and she said she had even "double-checked for accuracy." She proceeded to bring in Bs, Cs, and Ds and NONE of them fit. HA!!!! I have outgrown VS, which is hilarious to a person who could hardly fill up an A cup!

Moral of the story: VS sizing is not the most accurate, just like these girls have said. I will try Nordstroms next.
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I just had the funniest experience at VS. I have always been a 34B/36A at VS. So, I got 500cc implants three months ago, and last week walked in to VS to see what they would say. The girl wrapped her little tape around me a few times and proclaimed, "34B!!!!" I just laughed and told her that can't be possible, and she said she had even "double-checked for accuracy." She proceeded to bring in Bs, Cs, and Ds and NONE of them fit. HA!!!! I have outgrown VS, which is hilarious to a person who could hardly fill up an A cup!

Moral of the story: VS sizing is not the most accurate, just like these girls have said. I will try Nordstroms next.

funny story and perfect example of why you shouldn't always trust other peoples judgement even when they are "suppose" to know how to do something. I am going to take all ya'lls ladies advice and go to nordstroms once I get to the 3rd month mark.
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Hello ladies! I am only a week post op so I know it's still very early! But I need some help! I was a 36a prior to my surgery, and I went with a 533cc style 15 natrelle silicone implant under the muscle. My PS recommended that this is the biggest I should go without risking stretch marks. I was happy with the size and multiple times they assured me I would be about a full D. I looove my PS and trust him completely, but as of right now, they are small! Some people can't even tell I've gotten them done. Before the surgery, everyone told me that i was getting such a huge implant and that theyre going to be gigantic, but theyre not at all =[ Please tell me what to expect! And if I just need to be patient!
I am only about 3 weeks post op so I can't say much but I have noticed quite a BIG difference from week 1. Just wait till you start to D&F. I have days were I feel like they are getting bigger and some days I feel they are getting smaller... I thought I was small the first week and was kind of disappointed (wishing I went bigger).. well I know at just over a week out I am no where near ready for bra shopping but I was just curious... I tried on bras for fun and to my surprise I was able to fit into a 34D at VS. I went another week later I was able to fill the 34DD. I have no idea what they will be in the end but just going to see that I could even somewhat fit into these bras (because I haven't dropped I couldn't fit the bottom right) helped me alot with my boobie blues. If you started out small, like me, we have no idea how those cup sizes work because we never really went through them. You will be amazed at how much implants will fill up a cup. To me, my implants with clothes on are as big as I was with my padded bras but later when I can wear bras I know I can play them up. I wouldn't get discouraged just yet
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