Why trying to guess a final bra cup size is not helpful when choosing an implant size

Why trying to guess a final bra cup size is not helpful when choosing an implant size

Our patients often ask us what bra cup size they will be after their breast augmentation or they will come in with a cup size in mind as their goal. This is helpful to get a rough idea of the size increase they wish to achieve however, bra cup sizes are not an accurate way to measure breast size. Bra sizing standards vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and even from country to country. In other words, there is no way to predict how a given implant volume will affect the final bra size.

Additionally, implant manufacturers use volume (cc/ml) to measure the implant size, which in turn provides a more accurate outcome. For this reason, detailed measurements of your breasts are done by Dr. Andrade at your initial consultation to determine a suitable range of implant sizes that will provide a safe and proportionate increase yet will reduce the risks of complications.

When deciding on a breast implant size, it is important to have an in-person consultation with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon for a thorough assessment.  Determining skin tone, elasticity, taking accurate measurement of a patient’s frame, and having the opportunity to try on sizers are all important considerations when making a final decision.

The York Plastic Surgery Centre is one of the Top 10 clinics in Canada by volume of surgeries performed every year according to our breast implant provider.  He also has a 5-star rating on RateMDs and Realself.com

For more information please see our blog on “Choosing Your Breast Implant Size“.