This is a serious topic... promise! If you’ve ever had a mild obsession with your dress size, not to mention your body statistics (waist, hips, bust) this kind of thing totally travels with you when you embark on a boobie journey.
I bet we all know a trusty trick or two for creating a great body silhouette.
We are all used to the odd wardrobe tweak to get a smaller waist or a perky bottom and flatter tum (thank you Spanx). I spent years perfecting an optical boobie illusion with a good bra!
We must, we must we must increase our bust!
Who remembers this boobie chant from their teenage years?!
It seems we’ve always been conditioned to want big boobs! But, what’s in a number (or size, for that matter)?
Sizing It All Up
When you start your boobie journey you’re catapulted in to a world of implant volumes, cc's, statistics, do-it-yourself sizer tutorials and boobie inspiration idols (Boobie Guides!), so it’s no wonder we become a bit number (and cup-size) obsessed.
You may go for a breast surgery consultation and leave feeling downhearted that the number of cc’s a plastic surgeon quotes you just doesn’t seem ‘enough’, or even that they’re suggesting a size so crazy that you just can’t take it in!
Take it back a step girl. Forget anything you’ve read (or picked up from other boobie sisters) about what size breast implants you might end up with.
I tell every lady that asks me for a cc opinion the same thing...
Don't worry about it
If you pick a Boobie Guide and show your plastic surgeon pictures, they will be able to pick the perfect size for you.
DEFINITELY don’t try and guess this stuff before your consultation. 400cc might look amazing on your friend but won’t necessarily be the right size for you. There is a science to picking the right breast implants!
Which is why your plastic surgeon does all the ground work, and should give you a few options to pick from.
If you do find yourself spiraling in to the murky boob greed waters hold on to this thought:
Smaller may actually be better in the long run.
The larger the implant (especially on top of the muscle) the more chance the breast will be stretched (in the long term).. so it may actually be better to be slightly smaller than too large. Remember that when you think “I should have gone bigger”.
If you do have your heart set on ‘extra large boobies’ it might be a bit more of a journey... it may take you more than one breast surgery to get your ideal outcome.
Whatever you decide... when we’re talking about your desired (or actual) implant or cup size the size really shouldn’t matter. Don't get caught up on numbers and comparing yourself to other Boobie Sisters. Perfection is not reality, and it's so important to have realistic goals on this journey!