Hi I’m 5ft 3in and 100 lbs. My PS recommended a range of implants from 365-380cc, either moderate or high profile. Is this too large for me?

Currently I have 225cc mentor moderate plus which is malpositioned and too small.

Answers from doctors (7)


More About Doctor Alton E. Ingram, MD

Published on Apr 26, 2021

It sounds like your surgeon is spot on with the recommended size. Even if 375 or so would have seemed too big for your frame before your initial surgery, you now have more information than you did then. Namely, you know for sure now that 225cc is “too small.” When I see patients who want their implants up-sized, I almost always recommend that they go at least 125 to 150 cc bigger than before. That’s just 5 or 6 ounces, and honestly - after your skin has stretched to accommodate the initial implants - going up less than 150cc, even for a petite patient, is going to be a waste of (recovery) time and money. Good luck with your surgery!!

Answered by Alton E. Ingram, MD (View Profile)

It sounds like your surgeon is spot on with the recommended size. Even if 375 or so would have seemed too big for your frame before your initial surgery, you now have more information than you did then. Namely, you know for sure now that 225cc is “too small.” When I see patients who want their implants up-sized, I almost always recommend that they go at least 125 to 150 cc bigger than before. That’s just 5 or 6 ounces, and honestly - after your skin has stretched to accommodate the initial implants - going up less than 150cc, even for a petite patient, is going to be a waste of (recovery) time and money. Good luck with your surgery!!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Joseph Cruise, MD

Published on May 31, 2018

It is really impossible to tell you if that size is too large for you without seeing you in person. If you are still uncertain, I would recommend another visit to your plastic surgeon to go over sizing one more time.

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Answered by Joseph Cruise, MD

It is really impossible to tell you if that size is too large for you without seeing you in person. If you are still uncertain, I would recommend another visit to your plastic surgeon to go over sizing one more time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor David J. Levens, MD

Published on May 23, 2018

You haven't specified if you have saline of silicone now or switching to one or the other. This would have an impact on size as saline implants tend to project more than silicone for a given volume. At 5'3" 100 lbs, implants in the high 300 range are very reasonable although you would likely be quite full. It's hard to judge without more detail but definitely fuller than before, likely at least a full C cup. Reviewing photos of typical similar patients as you and judging the results as "likes" and "dislikes" is helpful in discussing your expectations and planning with your plastic surgeon.

Answered by David J. Levens, MD (View Profile)

You haven't specified if you have saline of silicone now or switching to one or the other. This would have an impact on size as saline implants tend to project more than silicone for a given volume. At 5'3" 100 lbs, implants in the high 300 range are very reasonable although you would likely be quite full. It's hard to judge without more detail but definitely fuller than before, likely at least a full C cup. Reviewing photos of typical similar patients as you and judging the results as "likes" and "dislikes" is helpful in discussing your expectations and planning with your plastic surgeon.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Dr. Robert L. True

Published on May 23, 2018

The size of implant that you should get really depends on multiple factors. One is the width of each of your breasts that should be measured by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Another is your desired look, which will vary from person to person. I generally have my patients "try-on" sample implants under a soft bra, put on a T-shirt, and then look at themselves in a mirror. I tell them to decide on the "look" they want, not necessarily concentrating on any number of cc's of volume or bra size. I find that this results in happier, more satisfied patients. If 368 to 380 cc looks good to you, then go for it. I also recommend the high profile; I believe it gives a better projection appearance. Good luck.

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Answered by Dr. Robert L. True

The size of implant that you should get really depends on multiple factors. One is the width of each of your breasts that should be measured by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Another is your desired look, which will vary from person to person. I generally have my patients "try-on" sample implants under a soft bra, put on a T-shirt, and then look at themselves in a mirror. I tell them to decide on the "look" they want, not necessarily concentrating on any number of cc's of volume or bra size. I find that this results in happier, more satisfied patients. If 368 to 380 cc looks good to you, then go for it. I also recommend the high profile; I believe it gives a better projection appearance. Good luck.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on May 22, 2018

It really depends upon what you want. If you already have implants then about every 120 to 150cc will increase your cup size by one.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

It really depends upon what you want. If you already have implants then about every 120 to 150cc will increase your cup size by one.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

Published on May 22, 2018

This will probably put you in the full D cup range.

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Answered by Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

This will probably put you in the full D cup range.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


With regards to your specific question, without measurements it is impossible to offer any real advice regarding volume. I recommend using your BWD as a starting point. Evaluate mod+ ("middle of the road" profile) implants. If you desire greater volume for a given width consider a higher profile (with the understanding that there is a trade-off of subtlety for size).

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS)

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

With regards to your specific question, without measurements it is impossible to offer any real advice regarding volume. I recommend using your BWD as a starting point. Evaluate mod+ ("middle of the road" profile) implants. If you desire greater volume for a given width consider a higher profile (with the understanding that there is a trade-off of subtlety for size).

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS)

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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