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Is 400cc the Right Size for Your Breast Augmentation?

Breast enhancement is an incredibly life-changing cosmetic surgery. Also referred to as "breast augmentation," it involves inserting medical-grade implants into your breast pockets for a fuller appearance.

Last Updated On: June 12, 2024 | Published On: June 6, 2024


Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (Plast), Medical Director & Lead,
Medical Advisory Committee for Manchester Private Hospital
Last Reviewed June 6th 2024

Breast enhancement is an incredibly life-changing cosmetic surgery. Also referred to as “breast augmentation,” it involves inserting medical-grade implants into your breast pockets for a fuller appearance.

The best part is the results are instantly visible, and you will feel like a whole new woman! It’s no wonder it is one of the UK’s most sought-after treatments. However, which size is best? Should you go with a 400cc or a different size? Let’s take a closer look at sizing and how to decide if 400cc is the right for you.

Understanding Breast Implant Sizes

Breast implants are sized in cubic centimetres (cc). This represents the volume. Typically, they range from about 100cc to 800cc. Smaller implants (100 – 250cc) offer a subtle change. This is best for those looking for an understatement enhancement or those with smaller frames.

Medium implants (250 – 450cc) give a more noticeable increase in breast size. It strikes a beautiful balance between a natural appearance and fullness. Larger implants (450cc and above) create a more dramatic transformation. These are preferred by those looking for a noteworthy change or with larger body frames.

surgeon showing breast implants of different sizes

The implant you choose makes all the difference when it comes to the overall outcome. You want a size that enhances your body’s natural proportions without compromising comfort or mobility. But it’s not just about looks.

An implant that is too big can lead to problems like back pain and skin stretching. Large implants also have a higher risk of complications like implant rippling or displacement.

Factors to Consider

When selecting the right breast implant, there are a few things to keep in mind. These include your body proportions, desired appearance, and daily activities.

Body Proportions

Your body proportions describe your shoulder width, height, weight, and chest width. A well-proportioned implant size fits with these proportions for a balanced and natural-looking result.

So, if you have a petite individual with a narrow chest, opting for a lower cc will avoid an oversized appearance. However, such a low cc won’t make a significant difference on a broader frame. Instead, a higher cc will give it a more attractive look.

Desired Outcome

Everyone has different aesthetic goals. The best part of breast augmentation is how they can achieve various breast shapes and profiles. A lower cc tends to offer a more natural, subtle enhancement, while a higher cc provides a fuller, more striking look.

The shape of the implants—round or teardrop—also affects the final appearance. Round implants typically give more upper fullness, whereas teardrop implants imitate the natural slope of the breast.

It’s very important to communicate the outcome you want with your surgeon clearly. By discussing your expectations, you can make sure you get the final look you have always wanted.

Lifestyle and Activity Level

Even your lifestyle comes into play when it comes to choosing implant size. Active individuals or those who have a more physically demanding job may find a lower cc more comfortable. They won’t hinder your movement, cause back pain, or cause discomfort. A larger cc might affect your overall range of motion during physical activities.

The same goes for those who lead a lively lifestyle. However, these considerations are all subjective. If you feel that a larger cc aligns with your aesthetic goals and lifestyle, make sure to share your preferences with your surgeon.

Consultation Process at Manchester Private Hospital

At Manchester Private Hospital, we understand every breast augmentation is a personal journey. It begins with a detailed consultation. This first meeting is your chance to discuss your body goals, concerns, and expectations fully with our board-certified plastic surgeons.

breast enlargement consultation

This meeting also lets our surgeons assess your anatomy and study your medical history. With all this information, they then recommend the best cc size.

We even employ advanced techniques and technology, such as 3D imaging and implant sizers. This provides all our clients with a clearer understanding of their options and realistic expectations.

We always encourage you to engage in the consultation by asking questions and voicing any concerns you may have. Our team is all for delivering compassionate care, but to do that, we believe open communication is fundamental. We build trust to achieve the best results.

The Role of 400cc Implants

400cc implants are the ideal medium, offering a noticeable yet natural enhancement. They provide a substantial increase in breast volume while ensuring symmetry and projection. Many patients appreciate the confidence boost and improved silhouette they deliver.

However, don’t forget individual factors like body proportions and desired outcomes. To look their best, these implants need sufficient chest width and skin elasticity for a comfortable fit. Overall, 400cc implants offer a versatile option for those seeking significant but balanced changes in breast size and shape.

Final Thoughts

A breast augmentation is a favourite cosmetic procedure for a good reason. It is incredibly transformative, enhancing appearance and boosting confidence. Choosing the right implant size – whether 400cc or another – is crucial for achieving the desired look and long-term satisfaction.

At Manchester Private Hospital, we make sure our consultations are personalized just for you. Our expert surgeons will listen to what you want and even use special 3D imaging to help you see your choices.

Talking openly with our team helps make sure your implant decision fits how you live and what you want your body to look like.

To learn more about this procedure, contact us at 0161 507 8822 or [email protected].

If possible, why not visit our facility in the Greater Manchester area? Come by anytime from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We’d love to sit down and discuss your options!

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