a comprehensive breast implant size guide and all important factors

Breast Implant: A comprehensive guide from A to D Sizes

  • Dr. Milan Doshi
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Breast implants have become a popular choice for women who want to enhance their body appearance and feel more confident in their bodies. With advancements in surgical techniques and technology, breast implant surgery have become more common and safer. In this comprehensive guide, we will cover everything you need to know about breast implants, which includes about the different types, sizes, shapes and materials used in the procedure and also, in finding the right surgeon.

What are the Types of Breast Implants

There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Both types have their own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to consult with your surgeon to determine which type is best for you.

Saline Implants

  • Saline-filled breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. These implants offer a consistent shape, firmness, and texture, and have received FDA approval for breast augmentation in women aged 18 years or older. If there is a rupture in the implant shell, the saline solution inside the implant will leak and be naturally absorbed and expelled by the body.

Silicone Implants

  • Breast implants made of silicone are filled with silicone gel, which has a texture that more closely resembles natural breast tissue. However, in the event of a rupture, the silicone gel may leak into the body and cause health problems. It is important to regularly monitor silicone implants for any signs of rupture. The use of silicone breast implants for augmentation is authorized by the FDA for women aged 22 years or older.

Understanding Breast Implant Sizes

Breast implants are available in a wide range of sizes, measured in cubic centimeters (cc). The key factor to consider when choosing the size of an implant is the base diameter or width of the breast. Using an implant that is wider than the breast would not be suitable, while using one that is significantly narrower may result in an unnatural appearance and leave a noticeable gap between the breasts. Breast implant sizes typically range from 120 cc to 960 cc or more, with the most common sizes falling between 300 cc and 500 cc.

A-cup (120 cc to 240 cc)

  • A cup breast implants are the smallest available size, typically ranging from 120 cc to 240 cc.

B-cup (240 cc to 360 cc)

  • B cup breast implants range from 240 cc to 360 cc, offering a moderate increase in size and fullness. B cup breast implants are a popular choice for women with smaller to medium-sized frames.

C-cup (360 cc to 480 cc)

  • C cup breast implants range from 360 cc to 480 cc, offering a more significant increase in size and fullness. C cup breast implants are a popular choice for women with medium to larger frames.

D-cup (480 cc to 960 cc)

  • D cup breast implants range from 480 cc to 960 cc or more, offering the largest increase in size and fullness. D cup breast implants are a popular choice for women with larger frames who are seeking a very dramatic change.

Materials Used in Breast Implants

Breast implants are available with different types of shell surfaces. Breast implants consist of an outer silicone rubber shell which surrounds and contains either silicone gel or saline.

Textured Implants

  • Breast implants with a textured surface are designed to have a rough texture, which is sometimes like sandpaper. Unlike smooth-surfaced implants, these implants adhere to the surrounding tissue, preventing them from moving around within the implant pocket created by the surgeon. This is particularly advantageous for tear-drop shaped implants that have a non-round shape, as movement or rotation of these implants could lead to an irregular appearance of the patient’s chest.

Smooth Implants

  • Smooth breast implants consist of a silicone rubber shell that has a glossy, smooth, and slippery surface. These implants are not designed to adhere to the surrounding body tissue and can move freely within a tissue membrane or sack known as a capsule that forms around the implant.

Factors to consider when choosing breast implant sizes

So, which type of implant is right for you? Well, that depends on several factors to consider when choosing the right breast implant size;

Body Type

  • One of the most important factors to consider when choosing breast implant size is your body type. Women with a smaller frame may find that larger implants look disproportionate, while women with a larger frame may require larger implants to achieve the desired result.

Skin Elasticity

  • As a natural process of aging, the skin tends to lose its firmness and elasticity. Women with looser skin may require larger implants to achieve a full, natural look, while women with tighter skin may achieve the same look with smaller implants.

Lifestyle

  • Your lifestyle may also play a role in determining the right breast implant size. Women with an active lifestyle may prefer smaller implants that do not interfere with their physical activities, while women with a more sedentary lifestyle may opt for larger implants.

Personal Preference

  • Ultimately, the size of breast implants you choose should align with your personal preferences and desired outcome. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine the appropriate size based on your individual goals and expectations.

Breast Implant Costs

Several factors can impact the cost of breast augmentation treatment, such as operating room and recovery room fees, fees for the medical team involved in the procedure (including surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and dieticians), cost of medications and sterile dressings, and fees for regular follow-up appointments and diagnostic procedures. The cost may also vary based on specific treatment options, such as the price of the breast implants themselves

Breast Implant Surgery Cost in Mumbai

  • The cost of breast implant surgery in Mumbai can vary depending on various factors such as the surgeon’s experience, the type of implant used, the location and reputation of the clinic/hospital and the complexity of the procedure. On average, the cost of breast implant surgery in Mumbai can range from INR 45,000 to INR 2,50,000 or more.

Breast Implant Surgery Cost in India

  • The cost of breast implant surgery in India ranges from Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 approximately. The major and most important breast augmentation surgery cost factors varies for each patient as it depends on multiple factors, such as the type of implant, the technique used, the surgeon’s fee, etc.

Conclusion

Choosing the right breast implant size is a highly personal decision that should be based on your individual body type and desired outcome. By conducting adequate research and collaborating closely with a skilled plastic surgeon, you can choose the breast implant size with natural-looking results that will best complement your individual needs and goals.

About Dr Milan Doshi

If you are considering breast implants, you want a surgeon with a wealth of expertise and experience to produce natural and stunning outcomes. Dr Milan Doshi, an Indian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, is a top choice for breast augmentation surgery. With over 900+ breast augmentations performed, he is a true expert in the field. Dr. Doshi takes pride in providing personalized care and taking the time to understand each patient’s unique needs and goals. With his skill and dedication, you can trust that your breast augmentation with him will be a success, leaving you with natural-looking and beautiful results. Contact him today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards achieving your ideal look.