I am a 34B now, after breastfeeding of two kids. I am expecting 34D cup after breast augmentation surgery. My doctor suggests I choose 430cc ultra high profile but said it can be more than I am expecting. I am 4'17", 114lb.
I would always suggest going large for they do "settle" down and get smaller over a period of a year.
Published on Jul 11, 2012
It is difficult to predict cup size since every bra manufacture is different. Keep in mind it is best to go with the implant size from your consult, that when trying the sizers, you felt you liked it best and were most comfortable with it and its proportion to your body.
Every bra manufacturer is different, keeping in mind cup size is difficult to predict after your augmentation. Another way to make sure you are close to the implant size you want is to try the Rice test at home prior to choosing your implant size.
To do the rice test:
*Cut a 12-inch length of pantyhose and tie a knot in one end.
*Fill according to the chart below (in cups) to simulate breast implant volumes (in cc's).
*Wear the "rice implants" inside a sports bra.
Start thinking about your size goal. You can begin to get a rough idea of how you might look with breast implants by doing the rice test.
Using bags of rice worn inside a sports bra, you can "try on" different sizes very quickly and become educated about fill volume measurements in cubic centimeters (cc's) prior to discussing size with your plastic surgeon. You may want to use bras in several different sizes to experiment with and to simulate how you may look and feel at different sizes.
To make your "homemade" breast implants, cut a 12-inch length of pantyhose (don't use the foot portion) and tie a knot in one end. Then, fill the length with rice according to the chart below to simulate breast implants of various sizes. To try a different size, pour the rice back into the measuring cup and re-measure.
Ziploc bags can be used instead of stockings, though stockings are usually more comfortable and conform more easily into shape when placed inside the bra. Different fillers can also be used, including water, instant mashed potatoes and oatmeal.
CC is the same as ML in your measuring cup. For example, to test your appearance with 350 cc breast implants, fill your stocking with just under 1 1/2 cups of rice.
Once you have prepared your "rice implants," try on different shirts, blouses and bathing suit tops and look at yourself in the mirror. Wear them around the house, to the gym, to run errands and see how your activities are affected. Ask trusted friends, family members and your significant other for their opinions.
Think about how you would look and feel with breast implants of various sizes. The rice test is valuable as a fast and easy way to approximate your appearance with various implant sizes.
Hope this will help you choose what is the right implant size for yourself. Good luck and all the best to your surgery!
Published on Jul 11, 2012