Breast Implant Statistics – Dr. Ted Eisenberg

1. In 2015, about 1.4 million women around the world got saline or silicone breast implants. Some 300,000 of them lived in the United States, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

2. Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (ccs) rather than cup size. To figure out how many ounces the implants are, divide the number of cubic centimeters in each of them by 30.

3. On a woman who is completely flat-chested and has a medium-sized frame, a 450 cc implant would be equivalent to the average C-cup bra. 450 ccs equals about 15 ounces, like this water bottle.

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How to Choose Your Breast Implant Size

Through the years, I’ve answered hundreds of questions from women who come into my office for a breast augmentation consultation.  I’ve also answered more than 3,000 questions about breast implants posed by women on RealSelf, an online cosmetic surgery forum.

Although women say it in different ways, their most burning question before surgery is this: How do I know what size breast implants to get?

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