Cup Sizes vs CC Amount

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Hey heyyy!! Today is a gorgeous day so i’m actually sat outside in my garden with a cuppa and thought it was the perfect time to write a blog post!

Today’s topic is something that i can’t stress enough to people whenever they ask me about my huge cup size, so i thought i would dedicate a whole post to it… It’s not going to be a long one but it is very important when you’re having a boob job that you keep this in mind, and i feel like people forget it so easily…

CUP SIZE AND CC SIZE DO NOT CORRESPOND.

Okay so, what do i mean by this?
Often when people go in for a consultation, i did this too before i gained all my boob job knowledge, when asked what sort of size we want to go for we often say something along the lines of ‘i want to be a D cup’ or ‘I was thinking i want to be a big C/ small D’. We all do it. And that’s fine. But what i often get is people saying to me, well i thought i would be a D cup and i’m getting the same CC amount as you and you’re a FF and that’s huge i didn’t want to be that big.

First of all you must get yourself out of the mindset of thinking a certain CC amount equates to a set cup size. Eg don’t think 375cc is a d cup….
375cc on one person might be a FF cup (like me) but on another it may be a D, it might even be a large C. It is impossible to say what cup size you will come out at. I got told i would probably be about a DD. And look at me with my FF’s. That all comes down to band size…

I have a 30 inch back. Quite small, so, my 375cc implants took me to a 30FF. But when you compare that with the corresponding sizes with bigger band measurements, a 30FF is the same as a 32F, 34E, 36DD… so what sounds huge, is because of my small back. If i had a 34 back i would be an E cup.

What you get out of your CC may differ to someone getting the same amount… and what i mean by this is that 375cc may go a long way on one person, ie it might sit differently and look bigger or smaller, compared to how it would on another… tall people usually eat up cc’s, therefore they may have to go for a bigger cc amount to achieve the same look as someone with less… Your build contributes a lot to how your implants will look, and unless you have every single exact measurement the exact same as someone else, chances are your breasts, even though they may be the same cc amount, will look different.

Of course it’s okay to compare stats to people getting the same size implants, there are chances they could look similar and it can help you get a gauge for the sort of look your implants may give you, but CC size is not the same as cup size. I feel like i can’t stress it enough haha… They’re just not the same thing. So many different factors contribute to your cup size, your back measurement, your rib cage; does it make the implants sit further out, how much breast tissue you have prior to surgery, it isn’t all down to CC amount, and i just want you to remember that when you’re googling away and you see for example that i have 30FF breasts with 375cc and think woahhhh that is enormous… when in actual fact i have the look of a DD and the CC amount does not correspond to my cup size. It may be a 34DD on you or even a 34D.

That’s one last thing i’m going to mention on this topic… to achieve the look of a D/DD, the surgeon will usually recommend what he/she thinks will create this look. Again i emphasize the word look because what looks like a DD, may in fact measure a FF, or an E. So please please please if you take anything from my blog let the main thing be this

CUP SIZE AND CC SIZE DO NOT CORRESPOND.

The quicker you shake yourself out of thinking like this, the better life will be… haha i’m kidding, it’s just really important to remember and i know people can get scared off when they see that 375cc made me a FF, but that doesn’t mean 375cc = FF.

I really hope i’ve explained this well, and that i don’t sound too much like i’m having a go at people who think this way. Before i had my BA, i also thought implants were measured in cup size, so you’re not alone in thinking like this. Just try and shake yourself out of it before you get your BA. And when you go for your consultation saying.. i want to have the look of a DD, is better than saying i want to be a DD. You may come out feeling disappointed!

I’m really loving creating content for the blog right now, i feel like i’m getting my blogging mojo back, and i have some exciting posts lined up in the future… a first for BBJ, i will be featuring someone else’s story on my blog! Super exciting and i’m so glad to have this opportunity to share with you guys! Two sets of boobs are better than one ;).

R

xo2

Pre BA – Step Two…

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So the second post in my series of my ‘your boobjobjourney’ posts… I feel sometimes it isn’t exactly explained well what to expect, and there are so many different sites that tell you different things so i have decided to do a little post on each aspect of your boobjobjourney to see if i can assist in any way 🙂

*please note that i live in the UK so certain aspects of the process may differ slightly for you if you live in another country*

The Second Step – Booking Your Consultation…
So you made the first step. Well done, as my last post explains, not as easy a step as people think, but now that you’ve made the decision to have a breast augmentation, where do you go from here?
The next step in your journey is to book a consultation. This act in itself isn’t tricky, many cosmetic surgery companies have websites on which they will usually offer a ‘we’ll call you’ service where you leave your details and they will ring you to discuss your options. In my case i requested some brochures first, they arrived in the post within a few days and i browsed through them then decided to book a consultation.
The tricky part is deciding which company to go with. I live in the UK, and plastic surgery isn’t massively common where i live, so with that being said i decided i wanted to go with a well known, reputable company, even if it meant paying a little bit more. There are so many companies out there who may offer you the same procedure for half the cost, but personally, i have to ask – how can they afford to charge half the price; usually by not having the same standard of quality as the companies who charge a little more. This may not always be the way, but in my case i couldn’t be happier that i paid a little more as i feel it was 100% worth the extra cash.
I actually know someone who had surgery a few months before me who paid literally half of what i did. I paid £4500 for my surgery which is around $6900. This girl i knew paid £2500/$3800, and was gobsmacked that i had paid so much more than her, but when i got talking to her and discussing what her price included, what her surgeon was like, what her surgery process was, it became apparent as to why she paid less. She had paid for a ‘bargain’ and what she got was a ‘bargain’ standard surgery…
She didn’t like her surgeon, he didn’t advise her well on her size choice and she barely received any after care. She ended up with boobs she feels are way smaller than what she had hoped and asked for, one boob is disproportionate to the other one, her scars are nowhere near as neat as they should be, and she had her surgery in the very place she had her consultation in. (I understand in the US this is actually pretty common but my personal preference would be to have it in a hospital, which i did). She had her surgery at 9am and was being driven home at 2pm. The first 24 hours after a surgery are crucial, and i would not have wanted to be at home, away from nurses/doctors/my surgeon, should there have been any complications during the first 24 hours. I will do another post on my actual surgery procedure as part of the ‘your boobjobjourney’ collection.

The best advice i can give on choosing your clinic is to make sure you are 100% comfortable with them and have done your research. But at the same time, don’t do too much? It’s all well and good being armed with facts/opinions but it can actually hinder your process as you may become fixated with a size that just isn’t feasible right now for you, or that your surgeon may not be comfortable in doing, and may see this as a sign of a bad surgeon. In my personal opinion and experience this is such a good thing. If your surgeon really knows his stuff and wants the best outcome for your breats, he will have limits. My surgeon is renowned for specialising in natural looking breast implants, so if i had gone to my clinic and said i want the fake look and no less than 600cc, they would have recommended someone else as it just wasn’t feasible for me with the breasts that i had. This is something you must take into consideration. Again i will do another post in this collection about CC Size at a later date 🙂

When choosing your clinic, it is super important make sure that you feel like you have been properly informed and given the best advice by whoever your consultation is with. My personal consultation experience only made me more determined to go ahead with the procedure, however i have heard many a case where the consultation has made them feel uneasy rather than at ease over the whole thing. I had my consultation with a nurse at the clinic and she was honestly one of the nicest people. Everyone i encountered at my clinic were the nicest, most genuinely caring people, from my surgeon, the team of nurses who cared for me at some point in my journey, the team on the helpline phones, right down to the team on reception. I felt as though i developed a friendship with them which was such a nice, calming thing for me as if you read my posts pre-surgery i was a nervous wreck at some points. For me, this was the deal sealer for me choosing this clinic.

My consultation process was very informative and, as i have previously said, i came out more determined to get my boobs done than ever!! When i went into the clinic i had to fill out some forms, then i was taken into the consultation room. I sat down and my nurse introduced herself and asked me a few questions to get to know me and why i wanted to enlarge my breasts/ if it was something i had thought about for a long time etc. I then told her what my expectations were for my surgery – i wanted big-ish boobs, but to still look natural and it not to be obvious that i had fake boobs. She then advised me on what size she thought would achieve this and i tried some implants in a sports bra provided by the nurse. She showed me some smaller implants – under 300cc, i think i tried a 275/295 i forget, and then said she personally thought i could go a little bigger and still achieve a natural look. She tried me with the 325cc sizer and i was in complete agreement with her that this was a great size on me. Taller people tend to be able to hold a lot more CC than shorter people, we actually are known for eating up CC so in someone of my height it may take more cc to get to your desired look than someone 8 inches shorter.

She then went through the process with me, explained the surgery, and recommended my surgeon (Harley Medical have lots of surgeons all over the country). The most comforting thing for me was that she herself had had her own boobs done by the surgeon she recommended and she looked brilliant. This only made me feel more confident that he would do a great job. I know in the states your consultation may be with your surgeon, but again this is my personal experience and not everyone’s is the same 🙂 I hope this post has been helpful to  you and i have more coming in the collection. I feel as though its helpful to hear about the procedure in different detailed steps rather than to just say you have a consultation, you meet your surgeon, you get your boobs – done.

Till next time…

xo2

Pre-BA – The First Step…

This post is going to be more focused towards people considering a breast augmentation, who may just be at the start of their boobjobjourney, unsure as to what to expect, and looking for some guidance or advice….

*please note i am not a plastic surgeon or a doctor so please do not take my ‘advice’ as concrete, all things i post are from personal experience and/or views of medical professionals.*

The First Step…
The first step in your boobjobjourney is making the decision to have a breast augmentation. Be it for medical reasons or personal reasons, this first step takes a lot of courage and many people do not understand how big a decision this can be for people. When i decided to get a boob job it was for ‘cosmetic’ reasons, and it wasn’t an instant decision. I had thought about it constantly since i was around 15 and had come to terms with the fact that my girls just weren’t growing. I had been unhappy with my breasts my whole teenage life and every year when i went on holiday i would absolutely dread getting in a bikini. Sure i was slim and toned, but i would spend literally months before a holiday scouring the internet for extra padded bikinis. I would spend a fortune on bikini tops that claimed to ‘increase your bust up to 2 cup sizes’, and would still feel embarrassed when i got to the pool. I never let it show how self-concious i felt, but inside i was paranoid. In cute tight vest tops i felt boyish, i could never dream of wearing a dress or a top which required no bra, and i started to feel self concious in front of my boyfriend and eventually started keeping my bra on at all times. He of course wasn’t and still isn’t phased by my breast size, big or small, he wasn’t bothered. But i was. I felt like it was genuinely starting to really annoy me and get me down, this is often the thing people who don’t agree with plastic surgery/ don’t understand it, have a problem understanding. It can affect your life. It may be superficial or silly to others but most of you reading this will know how it feels. So in the September of 2013 when i had finished my dance training, i decided to take the plunge and do something about my boobs. I was 21. The average age for a boob job is supposedly 33, which puts me quite a fair bit under it. I told only a select few  people to begin with, probably around 10 friends after my close family knew, and one of the main things people said to me was ‘don’t you think you should wait until you’re a bit older?’. Now i have absolutely nothing against people who do, each to their own, but for me personally, all i could think was, what’s the point in that? I have spoken to so many women on JBI who have said they wish they had had the courage or the means to get their BA at my age but had to wait until they were older/ in a better position/ had the courage. I wanted to really get the chance to enjoy my new boobs. I didn’t want to wait until i was older and couldn’t show them off the way i can now. Now a lot of people will say that’s really vain and possibly immature, but i’m not saying i go round with my tits out 24/7. I haven’t changed the way i dress… except maybe a few backless dresses have found their way into my wardrobe, i don’t know how…honest… and maybe i now have the confidence to wear a v neck top because my boobs look good in them, but i wanted to be able to fully appreciate them, while i’m young enough to do it.
I was in a financially stable position to do it, it was something i knew i wanted 100%, and i can honestly say that it’s a decision i don’t regret, not even 0.0000001%. It is honestly one of the greatest things i’ve done so far.
My confidence sky rocketed, i am able to wear the clothes i want, i no longer feel like a little boy when i remove my bra at the end of the day, i feel sexy in front of my boyfriend again, and i can honestly say i feel like i am a happier person because of all this.
People who don’t agree with plastic surgery don’t understand how much it can affect you, and tell you to ‘love the skin you’re in’ or ‘love what you got given’. Wouldn’t that be great eh? If we could just switch off our body issues. We can’t, and if someone has the option/ability to change something about themselves that’s making them unhappy or bugs them. Then why the hell not? If you’re not happy with your boobs, maybe they’re small, maybe you want an uplift, maybe you have a medical reason for wanting implants. Whatever reason your boobs make you unhappy for… change them, book the consultation and see how you feel after it. I can almost guarantee that you’ll come out of it feeling more determined than ever.

I know i did, and i’ve never looked back…

xo