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C Cup Boobs - The Perfect Breast Augmentation

Tagged: Body & Breast

Date: 28th February 2024

Medically Reviewed by:  Mr. Bryan Mayou (GMC: 1414396)

Last reviewed: 28th February 2024

Breast augmentation refers to surgical and non-surgical procedures aimed at altering the size and shape of breasts. While this guide explores C Cup breasts, it is important to note that the right breast shape and size varies from one person to another and that there is no such thing as the ‘perfect size’.  

At Cadogan Clinic, our team of experienced surgeons will thoroughly discuss the breast augmentation procedures with you to ensure that you pick the one that’s the most suitable for you.  

What Are C Cup Breasts?

C cup breasts are a specific breast size that is often sought after in breast augmentation procedures for their balanced and proportionate appearance. They are characterised as medium-sized breasts with a volume of around 750-850ml.

This size is considered by many to be the ideal middle ground, offering a fuller shape without the extremes of being too large or too small. Achieving C cup boobs involves a combination of factors, including the individual's body frame, existing breast tissue, and personal aesthetic goals. 

Understanding C Cup Size 

It is worth noting that the C cup breast size is defined not only by volume but also by the proportion of the breast in relation to the chest circumference. Cup sizes are relative to band sizes, therefore, a C cup represents a certain volume increase from the band measurement.  

Options for Breast Augmentation 

The options for C Cup breast augmentation include silicone implants and fat transfer procedures. Silicone implants tend to be popular as a result of their durability and the natural feel they provide. However, the right procedure for you depends on your individual preferences and goals. 

Why Are C Cup Breasts Sometimes Considered the Perfect Breast Size?

C Cup breasts are considered the perfect breast size because of the aesthetic and functional benefits they offer: 

On average, C cup boobs look symmetrical and proportional on most body types. They are usually not too tiny or overly large for many women's frames.

C cup-sized breasts typically have a balance of breast volume and perkiness. They are fuller than what are considered as small breasts but unlike larger cup sizes that can sag with time, C cups often maintain a fairly firm but rounded shape.

People with C cup size breasts can have more variety in their fashion choices. These breasts are not so large that they restrict clothing options. At the same time, they are sizable enough to fill out tops and dresses well.

The volume often gives C cups a feminine, womanly look. They provide definition and lift to the upper body.

Large breasts often lead to back, shoulder, and neck aches because they tend to be heavy to carry. But C cups are usually not heavy enough to cause pain or significant discomfort.


What Are the Factors Influencing Breast Size?

There is a multitude of factors influencing a woman’s breast size, including genetic predispositions, changes in body weight, the natural ageing process, hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and lifestyle factors like smoking.

Here is a closer look at each factor:

  • Genetics: Genetics passed down from female relatives is one of the strongest factors influencing the size of women’s breasts. You may find that people whose close relatives have large breasts are likely to inherit that trait. 
  • Body weight: A woman’s BMI can also strongly influence the size of her breasts. The breast contains fatty tissue, so weight gain and loss impact size. Women with higher BMI tend to have larger breasts. 
  • Age: Breasts change over a woman's lifetime. The breasts start to grow during puberty, and many women’s breasts may shrink after menopause. 
  • Hormones: A woman’s estrogen levels can also influence the size of her breasts. Estrogen stimulates breast tissue growth, so having low estrogen or high testosterone can cause small or underdeveloped breasts. 
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: A woman’s breasts may become significantly bigger during pregnancy. Pregnancy causes mammary glands to swell in preparation for lactation. Once the baby is born and breastfeeding begins, the breasts can slightly deflate or return to their original size. 
  • Lifestyle factors: Lifestyle choices like diet, exercise, smoking, and medications can also influence breast size to some degree. Smoking, for instance, has proven to decrease estrogen levels, and this can cause a reduction in breast size. 

How Can I Measure My Cup Size?

Here’s a step-by-step guide to measuring your cup size:

Measuring the Ribcage:

Start by measuring the circumference of your ribcage, directly below your breasts. This measurement is your band size. 

Measuring the Bust: 

Measure the fullest part of your bust using a flexible tape measure, ensuring it goes around both the front and back, capturing the complete circumference of your bust at its fullest point. 

Calculating Cup Size: 

The difference in inches between your band size and your bust measurement will indicate your cup size. Each inch represents a step up in cup size. 

Cup Size Guidelines: 

  • A Cup: A 1-inch difference between bust and band size categorises you into the ‘A’ cup size. 
  • B Cup: A 2-inch difference means you are likely a ‘B’ cup. 
  • C Cup: A 3-inch difference suggests a ‘C’ cup size. 
  • D Cup: A 4-inch difference indicates a ‘D’ cup. 

This method allows you to measure your cup size at home by providing a straightforward approach to understanding your breast size better. The right bra size can significantly enhance comfort and support, contributing to overall well-being and confidence. 

How Can I Get C Cup Breasts?

You can get C Cup breasts with the help of common breast enlargement options like implants, fat transfer and breast lifts:

Breast Augmentation with Implants

One way to enhance your breast to a C cup size is to get a C cup breast augmentation. C cup breast implants are silicone or saline prosthetics inserted into the breasts to increase volume and fullness. Implants come in different shapes and sizes to achieve aesthetic goals like subtle lift or dramatic enlargement. When properly sized, implants can safely take a woman from an A or B cup to a C or even D cup.  

The recovery time and cost of breast augmentation vary based on the type of implant and other factors. You can speak to one of our surgeons to get professional help relating to your situation. 

Fat Transfer to Breast 

Fat transfer to breast involves liposuctioning fat from areas like the thighs, then injecting it into the breasts for natural-looking augmentation.

Many women prefer fat transfer to breast implants since it uses their own tissue, and the results look and feel natural.

Breast Reduction 

Many women with gigantomastia seeking relief from big, heavy breasts often opt for a breast reduction surgery aiming to reduce down to C cup boobs. This surgery removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reduce cup size and lift sagging breasts. 

Breast Lift 

Breast lift or mastopexy raises deflated, sagging breasts by tightening skin and tissues internally. This can enhance shape and perkiness and boost an A or B cup to a C cup. 


What Are the Implant Options for Achieving a C Cup Size?

The implant options for achieving a C Cup size can be categorised into material, shape, size and placement. 

Two types of implant materials can be used to achieve C cup boobs: 

  • Saline Implants: These implants are filled with sterile saltwater after being inserted into the breast pocket. This material offers peace of mind in case of a leak. 
  • Silicone Gel Implants: These implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. C cup silicone implants provide a more natural feel and appearance compared to saline implants. 

You can either have a round-shaped implant or an anatomical-shaped one. Round implants create more lift and fullness on top, while anatomical implants look more natural as they take the natural shape of the breasts. 

Implant size determines the volume and projection of the breasts. It is measured in cubic centimetres. For size C boobs, the implant size typically ranges from about 300cc to 400cc, depending on the individual's anatomy and desired outcome. 

Implants can either be placed under or over the muscle. Under looks more natural, while over makes surgery simpler and recovery faster. 

It is best to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to review your goals and body type to determine the best implant option for your C cup transformation. We advise you to consult with one of our plastic surgeons, each of whom has experience with successfully performing breast augmentation procedures, and stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery. 

Are There Any Tips for Getting C Cup Breasts without Surgery?

The following tips, while not reliable at enhancing breast size, can potentially make a slight difference to the size and shape of your breasts: 

  • Achieve a healthy BMI: Gaining weight proportionately can sometimes increase breast volume.  
  • Chest exercises: Strength training exercises, like pushups and chest presses, may help achieve your ideal breast size. While these exercises won't change the breast tissue, they may strengthen chest muscles underneath to provide a lifting effect. 
  • Breast enlargement pumps: Regularly using a suction-based enlarging pump temporarily increases blood flow to the breasts. Some women claim they provide a small, temporary lift. 
  • Optimise bras: Push-up, padded, and contour bras can maximise cleavage by lifting breasts up and inwards. 
  • Supplements: Some natural supplements may help to stimulate breast growth mildly in some women. However, there isn’t much evidence supporting their effectiveness. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A C cup size typically indicates a bust measurement that is 3 inches larger than the ribcage measurement. While the exact volume can vary depending on the band size and individual body shape, a C cup is often considered a moderate size that is neither too small nor too large. 

Yes, some ethnicities have larger breasts than others due to genetic factors. Generally, groups with higher obesity rates have higher breast volume. But genetics, weight, hormones and other individual factors play a larger role in determining breast size than ethnicity alone. 


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