The decision to undergo a life-changing procedure such as breast augmentation is not one that should be taken lightly. There are a number of things that need to be decided on prior to your procedure, including who will perform your surgery and where, how much downtime you will require and what the cost will be. But one of the most exciting decisions by far is choosing the size of your implants.
Deciding on an implant size can be overwhelming because you may know what cup size you want to be but how does this translate to an implant size? Fortunately, there is a way to get an idea of implant size before you meet with your plastic surgeon – enter the rice test.
The rice test is designed to help you choose an implant size that works with your body. Basically, the test gives you the opportunity to try out different volumes, aka CC, prior to your appointment at a clinic such as Form & Face.
To perform the rice test, you’re going to need a bag of uncooked rice, a scale or measuring cups, stockings and a sports bra that can stretch and take a bit of weight.
You can now add or remove rice to try out different sizes and get an idea of what you feel comfortable with. It should be noted that the rice test is not an exact science and you are still encouraged to try out implants at your surgeon’s office.
Before you set your heart on a particular size, keep the following in mind:
Overall, the rice test is worthwhile but it won’t provide you with a clear picture of what your breasts will look like after your surgery. Your surgeon will be able to give you a much better idea of what to expect.