Breast Augmentation: A Cup to B Cup
Would you like to go from A cup to B cup with breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a procedure that can enhance your body image and appearance. It continues to be one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the United States.
The size and style of your implants depend entirely on what you want out of your breast augmentation. Depending on your body type, height, and weight, there may be some restrictions on the size of the implant you can have. The best results of a breast augmentation will usually occur when you are going up one or two cup sizes.
Thus, going from A cup to B cup is usually very possible. To go from A cup to B cup, you will probably need a small, lightweight implant.
In this post, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Forrest Wall will answer your questions about going from A cup to B cup. We’ll talk about how implant sizing works, as well as different styles of implants.
How Does Breast Implant Sizing Work?
Doctors don’t measure breast implants by cup size. There are multiple reasons why; first of all, and most importantly, bra manufacturers don’t use standardized sizing. Anyone who wears a bra knows that an A cup in one bra maybe a B cup or a AA cup in another bra.
Doctors measure breast implants in cubic centimeters or cc’s. For every 15 cc’s, there’s roughly a tablespoon of implant filling. Because of this, doctors have the ability to be very specific about the size of the implant. Implant manufacturers have a range of sizes and styles, beginning around 100 cc’s. Implants usually increase in 10 to 20 cc intervals up to nearly 800 cc’s.
This makes it easy for doctors, but it doesn’t necessarily make it any easier for you to know how big of an implant you need to go from A cup to B cup.
Many doctors maintain a rule of thumb that every 150 or 200 cc’s increases breast size by one cup. This isn’t always the case, however. Some patients still require up to 300 cc’s to increase by one cup size. For this reason, surgeons urge patients not to fixate too much on a particular volume for implants.
Increasing From A Cup to B Cup Isn’t Just About Size
There are multiple factors that influence the size of a breast implant apart from the volume. Some of these factors are:
- Implant profile
- Implant shape
- How much natural breast tissue you have
- the width and contour of your rib cage
- your natural breast shape and dimension
For example, a 200cc high profile/narrow base width implant on a petite patient will create a more dramatic result than the same implant on a patient with larger body shape.
Additionally, as implant size increases, it takes more cc’s of volume to achieve a full cup size increase. This means you would need a bigger implant to go from a B to a C cup than from A cup to a B cup.
Is it Worth it To Go From A Cup to B Cup?
We’ve gone over some general information about the size of breast implants. Now let’s get a little more specific.
If they’re going to go through breast augmentation, many clients and to know if it’s worth it to only go up one cup size.
There are many situations when a breast augmentation might be beneficial:
- You’d like to improve the shape of your breasts
- You want larger breasts but don’t want others to notice you’ve had an augmentation
- You hope to correct breast asymmetry
- You want more fullness in the upper part of your breast but don’t really want your breasts to be much bigger
- You’re an athlete, and going too large might impact your performance
- You simply want a more subtle size increase
As many patients with smaller breast augmentations will tell you, a skilled plastic surgeon can achieve what no padded bra can: improved breast symmetry, a beautiful shape, and breasts that look and feel natural. Breast augmentations aren’t just about boosting size. They’re also about enhancing the overall appearance of the breasts.
What Are The Benefits of Going From A Cup to B Cup?
In the section above, we talked about a few situations where patients may consider going from an A cup to a B cup.
Now let’s talk about some general benefits of smaller implants:
Lower risk of complications
Very large implants can result in issues later down the road. Larger implants have a higher rate of capsular contracture, visible rippling, and other complications.
Sticking with a more modest implant size for your body reduces these risks.
Longer lasting results
Smaller implants weigh less. This places less strain on your natural breast tissue. Thus, there is less risk of premature sagging. While no breast augmentation will last a lifetime, smaller implants will last longer than some larger implants.
They won’t get in the way of an active lifestyle
If you’re an avid runner, yogi, Crossfitter, or active in any sport, smaller implants will fit your lifestyle more. They will be more comfortable and more practical. It will also make shopping for a sports bra much easier.
It’s easier to keep your augmentation under wraps
Obviously, breast augmentation is nothing to be ashamed of. But some people may not want to advertise the fact that they’ve had one.
Leaving work with A-cup breasts and returning with D-cup breasts may raise a few eyebrows. If raising eyebrows is your goal, then maybe that’s the path for you. However, for people who want to keep their breast augmentation more lowbrow, going A cup to B cup or even A to C cup may be more suitable.
Contact The Wall Plastic Surgery Center
Dr. Forrest Wall is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Shreveport area.
Do you have any questions about going from an A cup to a B cup? Are you wondering about smaller implants? If so, call the Wall Plastic Surgery Center in Shreveport at 318-221-1629. You can also leave us a message on our website.