How Many CCs Should I Choose For My Breast Implants?

If you’ve already made the decision to undergo breast augmentation, then you have another major decision to make: the number of CCs you should choose for your breast implants. This decision can have a major impact on how happy you’ll be with your new breasts, as the number of CCs you want dictates how large the implants will be. CCs (which stands for cubic centimeters) are the standard measurement used to determine the size of breast implants. A higher number of CCs means you’ll have larger implants. Therefore, it’s important to think carefully about this decision, as you’ll want to ensure you’re selecting the right implants for your size, shape, and desired results. So how can you choose the right size breast implants?

  • Your desired results and body measurements will play a critical role in determining the right implants for you. A good plastic surgeon will take chest width and skin laxity into account, as these factors can have a significant impact on the overall results of your breast surgery.

  • Don’t push the envelope by trying to go too large. Long-term complication risks increase when you opt for implants that are too large for your body.

  • A good plastic surgeon will let you pick the volume you want and then provide you with an actual implant to insert into your bra to get an idea of how it’ll look. The surgeon will then review any and all risks associated with an implant of that size. This gives patients the ability to set or revise their expectations.

Frederic H. Corbin, MD is a distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in two locations: Beverly Hills and Orange Country (Brea, CA). For over 25 years, Dr. Corbin has been providing patients with the knowledge and guidance they need to choose the best implants to fit their needs. For more information on breast augmentation and breast implants, check out our articles on silicone vs. saline, breast implant rippling, and implant placement. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Corbin at one of his two locations in Beverly Hills and Orange County, simply fill out the form in the top right corner, or call (310)284-8384 for our Beverly Hills office or (714)671-3033 for our Orange County office.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.