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DIY: Breast Implant Rice Sizers

When it comes to breast implant size, most women will agree – size matters. Determining the right breast implant size can prove to be just as difficult as deciding to undergo breast augmentation in the first place. Because realistic expectations are key to patient satisfaction, it is essential that you are comfortable with the size of your implants prior to surgery. Unfortunately there is no magic formula for determining which implant size is right for you, but considerations such as anatomy, cosmetic goals and lifestyle choices should all play a roll in your final decision. If you’re debating between one or more sizes, creating your own breast implant rice sizers is a great way to give you a more accurate idea of how your breasts will look and feel at varying implant sizes. To make your own breast implant rice sizers at home, you will need the following materials:
  • Pantyhose or tights
  • Measuring cups
  • Dry rice
  • Scissors
Once you have your materials, begin by cutting each pantyhose leg off about halfway up from the bottom. Then stretch out each hose to make sure there is enough room for the rice. Using a measuring cup, you will then measure out your rice, making sure that you are filling the measuring cup completely. Sizes are as follows:
  • 1 cup of rice = 250cc
  • 1/2 cup of rice = 125cc
  • 1/4 cup of rice = 75cc
Once you have filled each panty hose with the appropriate amount of rice, compress the rice at the bottom of the hose to round out the overall shape. Secure the rice by tying a knot directly above the rice filling. Cut off the remaining tail and you’re finished. Wearing your new breast implant sizers underneath a sports will give you a realistic idea of how breast implants will look and feel under various clothing options. View the video below for a visual demonstration of creating your own breast implant sizers at home.


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