Breast cup size

Breast cup size is not an exact measurement and so careful discussion is required during breast augmentation consultation to determine the desired breast implant volume.

Various techniques can be used to demonstrate the likely effect of different breast implant sizes but it is important to recognise that cup size is useful for general guidance only and does no reflect exact breast volume either for existing breast tissue or after getting breast implants.

Relative measurements

Cup sizes, bra sizes, or bust size all provide an indication of the size of the breasts but cannot be relied upon as an exact measurement.

Such labels were created to allow for mass production of brassieres to fit most women but there is little consistency between manufacturers across countries or even within a country in some cases.

The band size aims to represent the measurement around the torso beneath the breast and the cup size is a calculation based on the measurement over the breast and under the breast.

Measurement accuracy

Breast volume is not accurately reflected by the measurement given for cup size or bra size. For the same breast volume, as the chest size increases the cup size decreases, meaning that the volume of breast tissue is greater in a 36A for example than a 34 A or even 34B.

Women also find that weight gain or loss does not necessarily affect bra size as they imagine it will, as the chest size.

3-D breast imaging offers information regarding breast volume, but is more valuable in assessing the difference then the total amount.

Breast implant size

Bra sizes and cup sizes are not overly useful when considering the likely appearance of the breasts after augmentation.

One of the techniques that has helped women decide regarding the size of the implants they want, is a simple approach using rice for volume measurement. It is possible to measure volume of rice in a measuring jug, place the rice in a stocking loosely and use it in a larger cup size bra to see the effect of volume enhancement.

With this approach, one can increase or decrease the amount of rice and determine at which volume there is a comfortable degree of enhancement for the shape and fullness of the breast.

Breast Enlargement 3D Simulation

For general guidance only

Some developmental problems related to tubular breasts, widely spaced breasts, or post pregnancy changes like significant breast ptosis (sagging of the breasts) create a more difficulties with evaluation of the breast volume and placement of the implant.

3-D imaging can help to determine the characteristics of the asymmetry and some technical elements that assist with obtaining a better final result.

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