Is minimal breast tissue a problem for a breast augmentation?

My breasts are so small I don't even need to wear a bra, and I'm seriously thinking about getting a boob job. How is a breast implant going to fit underneath my breast skin if they are so small? I would want to increase my bra cup to at least a C-cup. I'm not sure what that equates to in silicone cc's.


F, 27, California

Hi again, 

Check my reply to your other thread as well!

One of the reasons most surgeons put breast implants in a subpectoral/dual plane position (using the chest muscle for at least partial coverage of an implant) is that many patients have inadequate breast tissue for coverage and protection of the implant. The risk of contracted, tightening scarring around the implant (capsular contracture) is also generally lower if there is some muscle coverage, particularly in patients with little breast tissue naturally. We are highly experienced tailoring the breast augmentation approach to patients based on cup size, desired size, body frame, breast fold position, preference for saline or silicone (we can also perform the Ideal Implant surgery, using a saline implant that feels like silicone), and other factors. If you'd like to schedule a virtual consultation or learn more, visit our website at or email [email protected]

Good luck!

- Dr. Sayed

Dr. Tim Sayed has 5 Breast augmentation (Saline breast implants), Breast lift, Extended abdominoplasty before & afters:

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I think an in-person consultation is very important to better understand your goals and anatomy. I have had great luck in women like you describe yourself with modest anatomic implants placed below the muscle!

Dr. Jonathan Zelken has 6 Breast augmentation, Breast lift, Tummytuck before & afters:

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