Use the Rice Test to Start Finding Your Target Breast Size
Easy experiment allows you to quickly ‘try on’ different sizes of Breast Implants
If you are thinking about Breast Augmentation and need a place to start, consider the Rice Test. By wearing “rice implants” inside of a sports bra, this simple experiment allows you to begin to get an idea of what you would look like with breast implants of different sizes. The rice test also a good way to become educated about volume measurements in cubic centimeters (cc’s) so you can more easily discuss breast implant sizes if you decide to proceed with a consultation.
The rice test is a simple and low-tech way to sample different sizes of breast implants and learn about how their volumes are measured.
How to make your homemade breast implants
To do the Rice Test, cut a 12-inch length of pantyhose (without the foot portion) and tie a knot in one end. Then just fill the length with the correct amount of rice according to the conversion chart below showing rice amounts (in cups) and simulated breast implant volumes (in cc’s).
|Rice Amount||Simulated Breast Implant Volume|
|0.53 cup||125 cc|
|0.63 cup||150 cc|
|0.74 cup||175 cc|
|0.85 cup||200 cc|
|0.95 cup||225 cc|
|1.06 cups||250 cc|
|1.16 cups||275 cc|
|1.27 cups||300 cc|
|1.37 cups||325 cc|
|1.48 cups||350 cc|
|1.59 cups||375 cc|
|1.8 cups||425 cc|
|2.01 cups||475 cc|
|2.22 cups||525 cc|
|2.43 cups||575 cc|
|2.64 cups||625 cc|
|2.96 cups||700 cc|
When you tie up the open end, make sure that the “rice implant” is loose enough to conform to the shape of the breast when placed inside of a sports bra.
After making your “rice implants” or “rice sizers,” look at yourself in the mirror and try on different tops and blouses. Think about how you might look with breast implants of various sizes and if a new look could have a positive effect on your life.
Breast Augmentation at Hedden Plastic Surgery
At your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon William J. Hedden M.D. in Birmingham, Alabama will listen to your goals for your target breast size and help you try on breast implant sizers so you can see the projection in addition to the volume of different breast implants. Many combinations of volume, shape and proportion are available to help you find the perfect fit and feel.
Call (205) 980-1744 or contact our Alabama Cosmetic Surgery Center online to schedule your complimentary consultation for Breast Augmentation at our Birmingham area practice. Our surgeons and friendly staff can help you select your breasts implants based on knowledge, experience and a thorough examination.