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How to pick the right breast implant size for your shape and body size

Once you’ve decided to undergo breast augmentation in San Francisco, your next step is to choose the right breast implant shape and size for your shape and body size.

For many women, this can be a particularly challenging issue, and you’ll have many questions to ask yourself and discuss with Dr. Sieber. The guide below can help you get started making this important decision — one that will be integral to the success of your breast augmentation surgery.

How to pick the right size breast implantsDECIDING ON THE RIGHT BREAST IMPLANT Size FOR YOUR BODY

Take a look at the following list of questions and considerations. These are the most important factors that will determine if silicone vs saline implants are better for you or what the ideal sized implants will be for your unique body.


Often, it’s a good idea to start out with what you don’t like. What do you find yourself being most dissatisfied with when you look in the mirror or get dressed in the morning?

For many women, they dislike that their breasts are flat and deflated as well as small. Their goal is to have fuller, rounder breasts. For others, they’ve always been flat-chested, and their goal is to have more breast size to fill out tops and dresses.


Now, think about the positive outcomes you’ll enjoy with your new silicone breast implants. What are those for you?

Have you recently lost weight and are giving yourself a full makeover? Do you simply want a brand-new look for yourself? Are you going through a significant life change and want to boost your self-esteem and confidence? Perhaps sex appeal is your goal. Are you hoping to meet someone new or rekindle a relationship?

All of these are valid reasons to get breast implants, but it’s still important to know what your specific goals are as this may alter what breast implant size you go with.


This is where Dr. Sieber can be of unique help. Matching your breast implant size to your body shape is something that can be a bit difficult to do. Dr. David Sieber does this on a regular basis, so he has unique experience matching ideal breast shape, body proportions and breast implant size to varying body frame.

The major areas you want to focus on are the width of your shoulders and chest wall how broad your chest is, bra cup size the symmetry of your breasts, the current distance between each of your breasts, and how wide your breasts are at their base (where they meet your chest). You’ll also need to consider how much breast tissue you have. Certain individuals with not as much tissue may be slightly limited to a smaller range of implant sizes.

Remember that body shapes vary significantly. There is no perfect body shape. A new pair of breasts that look great on one body type may not look as good on another body type. Rather, that second body type may look much better with something totally different.

Again, gauging this can be hard if you’ve never done it before, so don’t be afraid to ask for guidance. At your initial consultation appointment, Dr. Sieber will carry out a short physical exam and give you some notes and ideas to start thinking about.


All breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc). Sizes of implants go from 120 cc to 850 cc. Of course, these are the extremes. Most women opt for breast implants that are somewhere between 300 to 500 cc.

When meeting with Dr. Sieber, he will show you examples of implants of various cup sizes with different volumes. You’ll quickly learn that the difference between even 100 cc is relatively small. However, on the chest, these slight variations in volume can make a significant difference in appearance.


Next, think about your wardrobe, career, daily activities, and whatever exercise and physical activities you participate in regularly. All of these will be affected by your implants.

For example, if you are an avid runner, you may not want to get implants that are too big for your frame as they may end up interfering with your comfort level while running. The same goes for other sports and activities like soccer, basketball, swimming, biking, weight lifting, and more. Naturally, breast implants will not restrict you from physical activity, but the larger sizes may not be quite as conducive to comfortable exercise.

Think about your wardrobe as well. Many women are looking to fill out low-cut dresses and tops, yet they don’t want to attract unwanted attention. This can certainly be achieved, but in this case you’ll be going for a more natural looking look, and this is definitely something you’ll want to convey to Dr. Sieber.


This is often the best way to know what sized breast implants are right for you. Dr. Sieber will have various sizes of implants available for you to examine and feel. Sometimes, with breast implant sizes just holding them in your hands can give you a good idea of what having those implants would be like.

To take things a step further, you can actually put the implants into your bra and experience what they would feel like on your chest as well. You’ll get a chance to do this and to look larger breast implants in the mirror and walk around a bit. It’s an excellent way to “test out” your new breasts before surgery.


Lastly, use others as a guide. If you’ve seen pictures of women whose breasts you admire and want to emulate, bring these pictures in to show Dr. Sieber. Doing so can be extremely helpful to him as you navigate this initial step of your surgery together.

Take a look at Dr. Sieber’s before and after gallery as well. You’ll see pictures of past patients who’ve successfully undergone breast augmentation surgery and get a sense of how your own breasts may look after the procedure. It is important to consider what breast implant placement you are thinking. Look for body types that roughly match your own to see what implants look best.

Breast implant sizeWhat is typical breast implant size?

The typical breast implant size varies and can fall within a range of 200cc to 850cc. Given the vast array of available implant size and shapes, the sizing process holds significant importance. It should thoroughly consider individual proportions, encompassing factors such as shoulder width, rib cage shape, hip width, breast width, and the waist-to-hip ratio circumference.

Is C cup a good size?

A C cup size breast implant size is considered a favorable size by a majority of women, with over 60.4% stating it as their ideal breast size. Interestingly, just over 53.6% of men also find this mid-sized cup size appealing. Across both Europe and the US, the C cup garners popularity among both genders.


Whether you’ve made up your mind that breast implants are in your future or you’re just looking for some more information on the procedure, booking a consultation appointment with Dr. Sieber is your next step.

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast augmentation surgery, Dr. David Sieber can help you find the perfect implant size for your body type. Contact our office to book your appointment today.


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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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