I am 111lbs and 5'7. I am having my breast augmentation very soon but I am worried that the 240cc are not big enough.

I am currently a 32a.

Answers from doctors (12)


Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Published on Nov 11, 2016

That is quite small.

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Answered by Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

That is quite small.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jun 08, 2016

This should make you a very full B, maybe even a C. More important: have high profile implants placed under the muscle. My preference is saline, but your surgeon may have his or her own. You are quite thin and didn't give your measurements. It is better to have a balanced, believable figure than just big boobs.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

This should make you a very full B, maybe even a C. More important: have high profile implants placed under the muscle. My preference is saline, but your surgeon may have his or her own. You are quite thin and didn't give your measurements. It is better to have a balanced, believable figure than just big boobs.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


ELLIOT B. DUBOYS, MD, FACS

Published on Jun 06, 2016

It would seem to me that at your height and weight you have a narrow chest and, therefore, the base diameter of the implant has to be narrow. Without measurements, it would be difficult to say with certainty. However, a 240cc implant on someone of your stature would seem to be small.

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Answered by ELLIOT B. DUBOYS, MD, FACS

It would seem to me that at your height and weight you have a narrow chest and, therefore, the base diameter of the implant has to be narrow. Without measurements, it would be difficult to say with certainty. However, a 240cc implant on someone of your stature would seem to be small.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Mar 23, 2016

I would probably agree with you for that is quite a small size. We do offer a unique imaging system that scans your breasts or you can send in a photo and we "show" you how you would look with different sizes, shapes, manufacturers.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

I would probably agree with you for that is quite a small size. We do offer a unique imaging system that scans your breasts or you can send in a photo and we "show" you how you would look with different sizes, shapes, manufacturers.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

Published on Mar 23, 2016

I do think that at 5'7" 240cc is small. However, that will depend on what you told the doctor you were expecting. It is best to show him a picture of what you hope to achieve, and then allow him to advise you.

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Answered by Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

I do think that at 5'7" 240cc is small. However, that will depend on what you told the doctor you were expecting. It is best to show him a picture of what you hope to achieve, and then allow him to advise you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


David C. Yao MD, FACS

Published on Mar 16, 2016

Thank you for sharing. Implant size is determined after an in-person exam. An online forum cannot adequately make this determination. Discuss your goals with your PS. Pictures of your goal may be helpful. I encourage patients not to focus on the number of cc's but the goal size. There is a limitation that a patient can reasonably go to for skin/breast envelope safety issues. Overstretched skin cannot hold implants well and the breasts can sag with excessively large implants. Talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can guide you. Best wishes!

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Answered by David C. Yao MD, FACS

Thank you for sharing. Implant size is determined after an in-person exam. An online forum cannot adequately make this determination. Discuss your goals with your PS. Pictures of your goal may be helpful. I encourage patients not to focus on the number of cc's but the goal size. There is a limitation that a patient can reasonably go to for skin/breast envelope safety issues. Overstretched skin cannot hold implants well and the breasts can sag with excessively large implants. Talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can guide you. Best wishes!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bradley Hubbard M.D.

Published on Aug 05, 2015

There are many ways to choose the right breast implant size: 3d imaging, sizers, or using measurements to determine the "ideal" size for your body frame. I would recommend discussing again with your plastic surgeon so you are confident in your decision. Perhaps you should get a 2nd and 3rd opinion until you reach the comfort that you need to proceed with surgery.

From your height and weight alone, I am concerned that this implant size might be small for you as well. Best of luck!

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Answered by Bradley Hubbard M.D.

There are many ways to choose the right breast implant size: 3d imaging, sizers, or using measurements to determine the "ideal" size for your body frame. I would recommend discussing again with your plastic surgeon so you are confident in your decision. Perhaps you should get a 2nd and 3rd opinion until you reach the comfort that you need to proceed with surgery.

From your height and weight alone, I am concerned that this implant size might be small for you as well. Best of luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS

Published on Aug 04, 2015

We have a sizing system the we have purchased through one of the companies that manufactures implants. Based on our experience with this system, to date I have not had anyone unhappy with their implant choice. Good Luck

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Answered by Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS

We have a sizing system the we have purchased through one of the companies that manufactures implants. Based on our experience with this system, to date I have not had anyone unhappy with their implant choice. Good Luck

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Gerald Minniti, M.D., F.A.C.S

Published on Aug 04, 2015

You and your doctor need to decide whether to choose the implant that works best with your available tissue or one that will perfectly satisfy your aesthetic goal, which in your case seems to be a (much) bigger implant. In my practice, I assess 'how far you can go' towards the larger implant and give you the range that I think is appropriate. If that is not satisfactory, I don't perform the surgery. It's that important.

Complication rates for breast augmentation are sky high: 25% of women in this country will have an unplanned re-operation within three years due to complications mostly associated with implants that are too big. I encourage all women to heed these facts and realize breast augmentation has limitations.

I would have to examine you to determine whether you could go with a larger implant or not. I am assuming that you are choosing silicone gel implants too, as this is important in someone like you who is obviously very lean.

Best of luck!

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Answered by Gerald Minniti, M.D., F.A.C.S

You and your doctor need to decide whether to choose the implant that works best with your available tissue or one that will perfectly satisfy your aesthetic goal, which in your case seems to be a (much) bigger implant. In my practice, I assess 'how far you can go' towards the larger implant and give you the range that I think is appropriate. If that is not satisfactory, I don't perform the surgery. It's that important.

Complication rates for breast augmentation are sky high: 25% of women in this country will have an unplanned re-operation within three years due to complications mostly associated with implants that are too big. I encourage all women to heed these facts and realize breast augmentation has limitations.

I would have to examine you to determine whether you could go with a larger implant or not. I am assuming that you are choosing silicone gel implants too, as this is important in someone like you who is obviously very lean.

Best of luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Sheila Nazarian M.D.

Published on Aug 04, 2015

Get a couple zip lock bags and measure out 240cc with cooking utensils. Wear those bags inside your bra for a few hours and see if you like the size. Of not, measure out more water and wear it until you find your ideal size.

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Answered by Sheila Nazarian M.D.

Get a couple zip lock bags and measure out 240cc with cooking utensils. Wear those bags inside your bra for a few hours and see if you like the size. Of not, measure out more water and wear it until you find your ideal size.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Christopher Pelletiere, MD

Published on Aug 04, 2015

Without an examination or seeing pictures, it is very hard to say whether 240cc would be large enough or not. Only measurements and direct examination can tell a surgeon that. However, that being said, 240cc is a pretty small implant. I never go below 275cc since the implants below that really are small and often do not allow the patient to achieve what they are looking for. I would discuss this with your surgeon and see what they have to say.

Answered by Christopher Pelletiere, MD (View Profile)

Without an examination or seeing pictures, it is very hard to say whether 240cc would be large enough or not. Only measurements and direct examination can tell a surgeon that. However, that being said, 240cc is a pretty small implant. I never go below 275cc since the implants below that really are small and often do not allow the patient to achieve what they are looking for. I would discuss this with your surgeon and see what they have to say.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Good morning!

Without seeing your photos of course I can't tell you an exact number, but the keys to success in my practice are careful measurements during your consultation, then we review photos together to identify your goals, and then finally you try on the implant sizers to make sure you select the correct size and profile to achieve your goals. Your surgeon should be offering you this approach to sizing!

Take care and good luck!

Answered by Don R. Revis, Jr., M.D, F.A.C.S (View Profile)

Good morning!

Without seeing your photos of course I can't tell you an exact number, but the keys to success in my practice are careful measurements during your consultation, then we review photos together to identify your goals, and then finally you try on the implant sizers to make sure you select the correct size and profile to achieve your goals. Your surgeon should be offering you this approach to sizing!

Take care and good luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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