Breast implants come in a wide, wide variety of shapes, sizes, profiles, and projections.
Whether you want a large, curvaceous and busty body or a more natural and petite look that helps conceal the fact you ever had breast augmentation surgery, the perfect breast implants exist for you.
Here are the pros and cons of big breast implants as well as a number of pro tips to help you choose the perfect pair of breast implants.
What sizes do breast implants come in?
Between standard sizes and custom-made choices, breast implants come in just about every imaginable size.
The smallest standard-issue breast implant is 125cc.
The largest standard-issue breast implant is 800cc, but some saline breast implants can be filled to a maximum of 960 ccs.
The most popular size of breast implants is 350-400 cc’s, which are chosen by 80 percent of breast augmentation patients.
What’s considered a big breast implant?
Breast implants are considered “big” when they are filled with more than 350 cc’s of silicone or saline solution. Breast implants are considered very big when they are over about 400 cc’s.
Every 150-200 CCs of breast implant is approximately equal to a one cup size increase in bra size.
What’s big for one person is just right for another
Big and medium-sized breast implants will look larger in women with smaller upper body frames, and smaller, or even more natural, in women with larger upper body frames.
What’s too large for one woman will be too small for another. Your weight, height, physique and upper body frame size matter a lot.
Big breast implants are more likely to sag over time
Breast implants don’t just add size and volume to your breasts—they add weight.
The weight of a breast implant is about the equivalent of the same volume of natural breast tissue.
The larger your breast implants are, the heavier they will be. The heavier they are, the more strain they will place on your existing breasts.
Most importantly, breast implants that are too large will stretch your “breast skin envelope,” causing it to stretch and sag over time. Breast implants that are the right size for your frame help prevent sagging and stretching over time.
Big breast implants will stretch your skin over time
All breast implants will expand and stretch your skin to some degree over time.
Larger breast implants will simply make that stretch more obvious. What this means is that years after getting breast implants, you will need to go one size up, or have some of the excess tissue removed, in order to restore a more aesthetic look to your breasts.
The larger your breast implants are, the sooner they will stretch your skin out.
Eight out of 10 patients choose a c-cup size breast implant (300 to 400cc).
Bigger breast implants might look less natural
For some women, looking like they have big or massive breasts is a great thing. It’s the look they’re going for.
They want to look a bit over the top, flamboyant, and ultra curvy.
For other women, not so much. They want to look more natural, almost like they have larger breasts but have never had to get surgery.
Before undergoing surgery, you’ll want to decide which of these options better suits your lifestyle.
Both choices are doable.
Smaller breast implants tend to look more natural and dignified, while larger breast implants tend to more unnatural and augmented.
Bigger breast implants can get in your way more
Are you an active person who loves to run, hike, bike, or swim?
Since you’ve gone through your life with a certain bust size, that’s what your body is accustomed to.
Suddenly increasing your breast size will impact your performance because it changes the weight balance of your body (very slightly), but more so because the range of motion in your arms and upper body have been learned over time with a smaller bust size.
Big breast implants will get in your way, if your upper body frame is slender or petite.
Bigger breast implants can feel less natural to you and your intimate partner
Many women who get breast implants say that hugging, intimacy, and intercourse were all a bit different after getting breast implants.
Breast implants add a certain volume to your breasts that you weren’t used to.
That added volume is also basically a balloon inside your body, so there’s a bit of a feeling of separation or distance added there.
It feels unnatural (at least for the first several months), and the larger your implants are in relation to your body frame size, the more unnatural it will be.
Big breast implants give a curvaceous upper body
In contrast to some of the downsides of large breast implants, there are a couple of things they do very well.
One of them is that they add more volume to the breasts, which gives better (or more obvious) cleavage, and a more shapely upper body figure.
Both saline and silicone breast implants appear the same size as each other, and they add the same amount of volume, but silicone breast implants look more real than saline implants do.
Bigger breast implants, because size does matter!
Since the entire point and purpose of a cosmetic breast augmentation is, 9 times out of 10, to make the boobs larger, why not take it all the way?
Clearly, size does matter to most women, as it does to many men.
What would be worse than wanting bigger breasts, getting a breast augmentation, and then coming out the other side of surgery still unhappy!
Possibly the best choice is not to go so large that your new breast implants cause you physical pain, but go large enough that your breasts are a lovely feature of the new you!
Bigger breasts won’t (always) make you happy
Here’s an interesting fact: Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.
But do you know what else is right up there on the list of “popular” plastic surgery procedures?
Breast reduction surgery!
Women who have too-large boobs to start with want them smaller.
That said, there’s no telling for certain that larger breasts are guaranteed to make you happy.