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Before and After Breast Augmentation A To C

We all know what it’s like to feel self-conscious about our bodies. Maybe you’re not too happy with the way your hair looks, or maybe you just wish your overall health were better. But we all want to look good when we walk into a room and make a first impression. And if there’s one part of your body that always seems to be an issue, it’s probably your chest.

If you’re looking for a way to boost your confidence and feel more confident in yourself, breast augmentation is the perfect solution! Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or something more dramatic, the team at [company name] can help you find the right size and shape for your body type.

Before and after breast augmentation is a process that can change your life.

The first step is finding the right surgeon, who will guide you through the process and help you feel confident in your decisions.

In this blog, we’ll be talking about what to expect during the surgery, what kind of recovery time to expect, and how to take care of yourself post-surgery.

We hope this helps!

Before and After Breast Augmentation A To C

Breast Augmentation: A to C

Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and boost your self-image. Breast augmentation continues to be one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States every year. In 2016 there were over 400,000 procedures performed. A Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery study, May 2013, has shown that 98% of women who have had breast augmentation surgery report that the outcomes met or exceeded what they expected from the procedure.

 Increasing cup size from A to C is generally accomplished with a moderate or moderate-plus profile implant of appropriate size (base diameter).  

Dr. Burns is one of the nation’s leading breast augmentation surgeons.  Dr. Burns practices a Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Protocol designed to limit recovery time and optimize the result.  Most patients can return to work in a few days and resume light exercise in a week.

For most cases, Dr. Burns recommends Natrelle Breast Implants from Allergan.  Dr. Burns participates in the Allergan Brillian Distinctions Program where you will receive discounts on all Allergan products such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Vobella, Kybella, Botox, Natrelle Breast Implants, Latisse, and Skin Medica skin care products.  With your Allergan implant purchase you and a friend will receive a complementary Botox treatment through the Brilliant Distinctions program.

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Procedures: Breast Augmentation:  A to C

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Procedures: Breast Augmentation A to C

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  • Length:1 hour
  • Anesthesia: General or local conscious sedation
  • In/Outpatient: Outpatient
  • Side Effects: Temporary swelling, mild bruising and some pain
  • Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • Recovery: Back to work:  2 days to 1 week.  More strenuous activity:  1 – 3 weeks
  • Final Appearance: 4 – 6 weeks for implants to completely descend into the final position
  • Duration of Results: The average lifespan of a breast implant is 10 years and implants may need to be replaced in a relatively minor proceure

View Your Results In 3D Before Your Procedure

3D Photographic Simulations by Crisalix

Dr. Burns uses Crisalix 3D photographic imaging to simulate your breast augmentation result before your procedure so you can be sure you are choosing the perfect size.  Complementary 3D imaging is included with your complementary consultation.  The technology allows you to control for implant size (volume), implant shape (round or anatomic), and profile (implant projection).  The results can be sent to your email after the consultation to help you choose the perfect implant before the procedure.

Breast Augmentation: A Cup to B Cup

Would you like to go from A cup to B cup with breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that can enhance your body image and appearance. It continues to be one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the United States.

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The size and style of your implants depend entirely on what you want out of your breast augmentation. Depending on your body type, height, and weight, there may be some restrictions on the size of the implant you can have. The best results of a breast augmentation will usually occur when you are going up one or two cup sizes, such as from a B to D cup or an A to C cup.

Thus, going from A cup to B cup is a very safe and promising option. To go from A cup to B cup, you will probably need a small, lightweight implant.

In this post, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Forrest Wall will answer your questions about going from A cup to B cup. We’ll talk about how implant sizing works, as well as different styles of implants.

How Does Breast Implant Sizing Work?

Doctors don’t measure breast implants by cup size. There are multiple reasons why; first of all, and most importantly, bra manufacturers don’t use standardized sizing. Anyone who wears a bra knows that an A cup in one bra maybe a B cup or a AA cup in another bra. 

Doctors measure breast implants in cubic centimeters or cc’s. For every 15 cc’s, there’s roughly a tablespoon of implant filling. Because of this, doctors have the ability to be very specific about the size of the implant. Implant manufacturers have a range of sizes and styles, beginning around 100 cc’s. Implants usually increase in 10 to 20 cc intervals up to nearly 800 cc’s. 

This makes it easy for doctors, but it doesn’t necessarily make it any easier for you to know how big of an implant you need to go from A cup to B cup. 

Many doctors maintain a rule of thumb that every 150 or 200 cc’s increases breast size by one cup. This isn’t always the case, however. Some patients still require up to 300 cc’s to increase by one cup size. For this reason, surgeons urge patients not to fixate too much on a particular volume for implants.

Increasing From A Cup to B Cup Isn’t Just About Size

There are multiple factors that influence the size of a breast implant apart from the volume. Some of these factors are:

  • Implant profile
  • Implant shape
  • How much natural breast tissue you have
  • the width and contour of your rib cage
  • your natural breast shape and dimension

For example, a 200cc high profile/narrow base width implant on a petite patient will create a more dramatic result than the same implant on a patient with larger body shape.

Additionally, as implant size increases, it takes more cc’s of volume to achieve a full cup size increase. This means you would need a bigger implant to go from a B to a C cup than from A cup to a B cup.

Is it Worth it To Go From A Cup to B Cup?

We’ve gone over some general information about the size of breast implants. Now let’s get a little more specific. 

If they’re going to go through breast augmentation, many clients and to know if it’s worth it to only go up one cup size. 

There are many situations when a breast augmentation might be beneficial:

  • You’d like to improve the shape of your breasts
  • You want larger breasts but don’t want others to notice you’ve had an augmentation
  • You hope to correct breast asymmetry 
  • You want more fullness in the upper part of your breast but don’t really want your breasts to be much bigger
  • You’re an athlete, and going too large might impact your performance 
  • You simply want a more subtle size increase

As many patients with smaller breast augmentations will tell you, a skilled plastic surgeon can achieve what no padded bra can: improved breast symmetry, a beautiful shape, and breasts that look and feel natural. Breast augmentations aren’t just about boosting size. They’re also about enhancing the overall appearance of the breasts.

What Are The Benefits of Going From A Cup to B Cup?

In the section above, we talked about a few situations where patients may consider going from an A cup to a B cup.

Now let’s talk about some general benefits of smaller implants:


Very large implants can result in issues later down the road. Larger implants have a higher rate of capsular contracture, visible rippling, and other complications.

Sticking with a more modest implant size for your body reduces these risks.


Smaller implants weigh less. This places less strain on your natural breast tissue. Thus, there is less risk of premature sagging. While no breast augmentation will last a lifetime, smaller implants will last longer than some larger implants.


If you’re an avid runner, yogi, Crossfitter, or active in any sport, smaller implants will fit your lifestyle more. They will be more comfortable and more practical. It will also make shopping for a sports bra much easier. 


Obviously, breast augmentation is nothing to be ashamed of. But some people may not want to advertise the fact that they’ve had one. 

Leaving work with A-cup breasts and returning with D-cup breasts may raise a few eyebrows. If raising eyebrows is your goal, then maybe that’s the path for you. However, for people who want to keep their breast augmentation more lowbrow, going A cup to B cup or even A to C cup may be more suitable.

Contact The Wall Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Forrest Wall is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Shreveport area.

Do you have any questions about going from an A cup to a B cup? Are you wondering about smaller implants? If so, call the Wall Plastic Surgery Center in Shreveport at 318-221-1629. You can also leave us a message on our website.

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