X

Want to find out more about a surgical or non-surgical procedure? Enquire now and we'll be in touch to assist you further.


NON SURGICAL
TREATMENTS
SURGICAL
PROCEDURES
NON SURGICAL
TREATMENTS
SURGICAL
PROCEDURES

How much do breast enhancements weigh?

14th November 2018

While the question of how much breast enhancements weigh is sure to be one you’d like to discuss during your consultation, the question should only form part of your decision as to which implants to choose for a breast augmentation.

The larger the size of the breast implants, the more they will weigh.

There may be a slight weight variation from manufacturer to manufacturer and any slight difference between the weight of similar size silicone and saline implants is negligible.



If measuring in terms of weight, silicone breast implants weigh more than saline implants - although it is a common misconception than saline implants weigh more.

You can tell the difference by holding an implant made from each material and feeling the weight difference.

Breast implants are not measured according to bra size, but in liquid volume displacement (cc). An implant will weigh around the same as the  equivalent amount of breast tissue.

Should I choose silicone or saline breast implants?

The implants used in your breast augmentation will be chosen based on a number of factors, such as your frame and your desired final result.

The best implants for you based on size, shape and volume of implants for will be discussed during your consultation with Mr Karidis to ensure you receive the results you are looking for.

What types of breast implant are available?

There are two main types of breast implant to choose from - silicone and saline.

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel and are often said to feel more like natural breast tissue.

Silicone implants need to be monitored by your surgeon via ultrasound more frequently than saline implants post-surgery. Should the gel leak, it may remain inside the implant shell or it may seep into the breast pocket. The implant will not collapse.

Filled with sterile salt water, saline implants provide a uniform shape and firm feel. Should the implant shell leak, the implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed into your body, before being naturally excreted.

Structured saline breast implants are almost identical to classic saline implants, with the only difference being an inner structure which is designed to make the implant feel more natural.   

How much do silicone breast implants weigh?

Every 100cc of silicone breast implant weighs 0.23lbs, so a typical 300cc silicone implant will weigh 0.69 pounds and a pair will weigh 1.38 pounds.

How much do saline breast implants weigh?

Every 100cc of saline implant weighs 0.21lbs. A typical 300cc saline implant will weigh 0.63lb, with a pair weighing around 1.26lbs.

How to choose the breast implants to suit you

When deciding on the right breast implants for you, Mr Karidis will also take into account the shape of the implants and the projection of the implants - how far they will extend from your chest.

Alongside the material of the implants, each of these factors will have a significant effect on the final result of your breast augmentation, impacting and the shape, size, shape and projection of your breasts after your surgery.

Teardrop breast implants are slightly firmer than round implants, in order maintain their shape. Teardrop implants keep their position instead of flattening sideways like a natural breast or round implant when you lie on your back.

While this is less natural in appearance, it gives your breasts an illusion of increased size.

Breasts which are naturally large b tend to have a lower profile due to the weight of the breast tissue. High profile breast implants can make your breasts appear fuller, but they may also look less natural, especially if the implants are also large.

Breast implants are placed beneath the existing breast tissue, either under or over the muscle. There is a physical limitation on the size of the implants as increased breast volume also increases width, meaning that overly large implants would extend beyond the breast tissue.

Implants which are too large for your frame can also cause problems including:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain

  • Poor posture

  • Breasts sagging due to the weight of the implant

  • Difficulty exercising

  • Difficulty sleeping on your front

  • Difficulty buying clothes that fit properly

Get in touch with us at the clinic and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your options for a breast augmentation with you.

SIGN UP FOR REWARDS AND KARIDIS NEWS

We regularly send exclusive offers as well as new treatment news and exciting updates to Karidis patients and followers.
You can receive these too, we promise it's worth it because we think you are!
So you are aware of how your data is used by us please read our Privacy Policy before entering your details.

Thank you for working your magic and making me look years younger! Also a big thank you to your team for all their help and support. I love my new face!

Karolina is always a joy to work with - kind, considerate and very professional and creating an aura of trust. She makes the Ulthera treatment painless and that's not an easy task!

I have my Botox with Karolina. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and advises me on what would look good and not so good on my face. She is a person I can trust!

"I was very happy with my treatment experience. Mr Karidis , staff and facilities were excellent. I am very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to recommend Mr Karidis ...

"I am only three days into the recovery of my gynecomastia procedure, and already it has changed my life. I travelled from Cardiff to London to have this procedure and it was by fa...

The process was smooth and painless and actually kind of relaxing. Most importantly, I can already see a MAJOR difference on the cellulite on my legs and butt. I am seriously impre...

"My entire experience for an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation operation was faultless from a professional and caring team. I cannot recommend Mr Karidis enough from the consu...

"A seven week recovery journey with a couple of little detours, but navigated with care by Mr Karidis, Suzi & Martina. Explanations, reassurance & advice given from first consultat...

Brilliant consultation... I was very impressed with my consultation with Mr Karidis. Mr Karidis made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.

Outstanding in every way This is my second breast augmentation with Mr Karidis - my first experience was amazing as were the results! Second time around and once again my experien...

I have my Botox with Karolina. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and advises me on what would look good and not so good on my face. She is a person I can trust!

CoolSculpting image
COOLSCULPTING
READ OUR BLOG
Real Life Stories
REAL LIFE STORIES
Our Clinics - London
MEET THE KARIDIS TEAM
Our History
OUR HISTORY
How Not To Get Old Channel 4
HOW NOT TO GET OLD
Liz Jones' Facelift Diary
LIZ JONES' FACELIFT DIARY

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

The testimonials throughout the website are based on each individual's experience and results may vary from person to person.

SIGN UP FOR REWARDS AND KARIDIS NEWS

We regularly send exclusive offers as well as new treatment news and exciting updates to Karidis patients and followers.
You can receive these too, we promise it's worth it because we think you are!
So you are aware of how your data is used by us please read our Privacy Policy before entering your details.

KARIDIS
The Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth
Third Floor
60 Grove End Road
London, NW8 9NH
KARIDIS CLINIC App available to download now

Mr Alex Karidis is delighted to offer his very own Karidis Clinic patient journey app to support all your pre and post procedure needs


Karidis is a trading name of Loretto Clinic LLP. Registered in England No. OC315820
.