What Size Breast Implants Are Good For My Body?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting  breast implants. I have been wanting bigger breasts since I was 16 years old,  I am 26 years old. I am currently a very small B cup and want to be a full D cup using gummy bear breast implants. I am 5’ 4” and weigh 135 lbs. I have attached a picture. Based on my picture and height and weight, what size implant should I get?

A: From the one picture you have sent, there is no question you would be a good candidate for breast implants. Having no sagging of the breasts with good tight overlying skin and centrally positioned nipples is the definition of an ideal breast augmentation candidate. Since implants largely just take what you have and make it bigger, the better-shaped breast (small as it is ) will always create the best looking breast augmentation result. Since you are young and do not have any sagging you should be able to have your breast implants placed beneath the muscle which is the best option for a young person for the long-term.

When it comes to choosing breast implant size,m it is not as simple as looking at a picture and knowing your height and weight. What counts is what volume will create the look of a full D cup on you. That, of course, is also open to your interpretation of what that is exactly. This is why I prefer the use of volume sizers for the patient to try on and see how it looks. It is also important to know what your natural breast base width is. With that being said, an experienced estimate would be 400c to 450ccs breast implant size for you, probably of a high profile style.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana