Would 500cc Be A Large Breast Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a large breast augmentation. I am  5′ 3”, 112lb, cup size 32 A. Would a 500cc breast implant be too big for me do you think? I know what look I want and I know there is some increased risk with bigger implants. I tried on sizers in the office with the Volumetric Sizing System and 500 did not look too big to me. But the number does sound big.

A: The concept of a large breast augmentation is somewhat of a subjective one. Everyone’s interpretation of what that means may be somewhat different. While the number of 500cc breast implants is a big number and on a small frame will certainly look big, the most important question is what you think about its size. If you have tried on sizers and feel that it it not too big, then it is not too big for the look that you want. The other thing that you have to look at is the base width of the implant and see how that compares to your natural breast base width. With a high profile breast implant you want to make sure that it does not exceed  your natural breast base with so the implants are not too far to the side. When the implants get too far to the side because of their base width, they will generally be considered too big.  If so, you should then consider dropping down to 450ccs or less.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana