Determine Your Ideal Size with At-Home Breast Implant Sizers

DIY rice sizersUpdated for 2018

Many women find that choosing their breast implant size can prove to be just as difficult as deciding to have breast augmentation in the first place. Because realistic expectations are key to your 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 the perfect breast implant size for you, but considerations such as anatomy, cosmetic goals and lifestyle choices should all play a role in your final decision. If you’re debating between one or more sizes, creating your own breast implant rice sizers can be helpful to give you a more accurate idea of how your breasts will look and feel at varying implant sizes.

How to Make DIY Rice Sizers

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:

  • 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 can give you a realistic idea of how breast implants will look and feel under various clothing options. However, just remember not to get too hung up on CCs! Your body type will play the biggest role when Dr. Daniel helps you select the best implant size to meet your goals.

This video from RealSelf shows step by step instructions for DIY rice sizers:

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401