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How much do breast implants weigh?
I know it sounds like a strange question....but I am curious if anyone knows. Should I deduct the amount from my breast implants? Anything to get a LOWER number! LOL I went from a 34B to a 34D.
Mon. Jul 31, 3:36pm
Go away. This is a RIDICULOUS question.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:37 PM
you could probably call the doctor's office where you had them done and ask. don't they have "samples" to show prospective patients? i'll bet they could tell you...
Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:41 PM
Why do you find that it is a ridiculous question? Why do you bother to respond at all if you are going to be negative and/or rude.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:44 PM
There is NO need for a stupid post like this. It dumbs down the board. STOP.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:47 PM
Sorry to burst your sillicone bubble :) (joke!) but my mom had a breast reduction going from a DDD to a C. I asked the doctor how much they took off, I was sure it had to be like 4 lbs a boob, but he said total it was only like 1.5. I guess the girls don't weigh as much as one would think. (But as a natural DD I would challenge anyone to say my sore shoulders and back are not the result from some heavy lifting!)
Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:52 PM
Why are you so rude? If you don't want to engage in the conversation, then don't. Maybe not everyone has an IQ as high as yours -- but I still believe no question is stupid. You seem like you are just a rude, unhappy person.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:55 PM
Here is the answer
To determine the exact weight of your own implants, you need to know the cubic centimeter volume (cc) of the fluid within your implant: One ounce = 30cc. (Thus, if an implant has a volume of 480cc, it will weigh approximately 1 pound).
My implants are 660 ccs, so they weigh about 3lbs total.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:57 PM
Your implants are now an unhealthy part of your body why would you deduct them? I think they count towards your weight. If you wanted a lower number maybe you should have stuck with what you were given. Just a thought.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:22 PM
I just meant that it is not "fat" that may be on my ass or thighs -- since it is just water under my breast. So maybe I can deduct that 2lbs from the scale.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:24 PM
well said 4:22 poster.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:27 PM
Your weight on the scale includes more than just fat - it includes your bones, brain, muscle, water, etc. You don't subtract your brain (eight pounds or so, I think), why would you subtract your breast implants? If they were your natural breasts, you wouldn't subtract their weight. I don't know whether or not they register as fat on a scale that measures body fat - now THAT is a useful question!!
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:28 PM
You do have a really good point! :) I guess I just felt since it isn't a "natural" part of me, not my brain, muscle, bones, etc. To me it is an "enhancement, simply like clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc. I know that i can carry a little more weight now and still look good because my body is more proportionate. Without the breasts, I think I would need to get down to 100 lbs to look thin. But with the breast implants, I think if I get down to 125-130 I will be perfect!
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:30 PM
Here's my response:
Will dying my hair from brown to blond make me heavier? TIA.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:49 PM
off-topic, but i'd give just about anything to "donate" my breasts to those who feel that they want larger ones!! i think mine weigh in at like at least 8 lbs each...
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:53 PM
Silly poster :) Of course not, hair dye is weightless. If you could lose weight by dying your hair -- I think ALL women would do it regularly.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:58 PM
Some implants are not cosmetic
I had a double mastectomy and had implants as part of the reconstruction. Please, before you judge, use some sensitivity.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:59 PM
besides all the rude comments I thought this topic was pretty intresting. I have never thought about how much breast weight (real or fake)
Monday, July 31, 2006, 6:12 PM
I was once told to have someone (I had my sister) stand behind you and lift them up while your on the scale and that is your weight without them. Keep in mind this was many...many years ago, the scale did go down at least 10 lbs when I did it. Not sure if this is true.
Monday, July 31, 2006, 6:17 PM
i agree with the 4:59 poster . . .before we flip out over the "ridiculousness" of a question . . . you don't know the person's background or reasons. The op wasn't asking for adivice on whether or not we thought breast implants were a good thing, she just wanted to know if we knew how much they might weigh! it's not our job to judge a question (unless the poster asks for our opinion! then wail away!), our job is to answer it best we can.
on saying that! i just wish my breast were firmer! haha! i don't care how much my DD's weigh!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 12:16 AM
If what you're interested in is your proportions, then don't go by the number on the scale at all - that number really has very little to do with how you look, since it doesn't reflect body composition. Use your dress size, your measurements, or your body fat percentage.
After all, it doesn't really matter whether you look at your weight with implants or without, as long as you do it consistently - the number on the scale is not absolute, it's just one form of feedback on your progress.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 9:01 AM
to the op
if you still want info on how much your implant weigh, here is a link to a site w/ a lot of info...
Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 11:00 AM
Um, most of this thread is pretty stupid, but a recommendation for the OP:
Why not get your body fat tested, and re-tested regularly as you work towards your goal?
When we want to lose weight, what we really mean is that we want to lose FAT. So the number on the scale is pretty useless overall - with or without the weight of your implants (which are included in your body weight, I mean, you had them put in).
Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 11:07 AM
Thanks. I guess I just really wanted to get down to a certain "number" on a scale. It's hard to let that go....but I am trying!
Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 11:19 AM
Girl, worry about your size, not the number on a scale. When you feel good in your body and in your own skin, it doesn't matter what the scale says.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 11:22 AM
why don't you weight them on a food scale?
Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 9:10 PM
hey yea food scale wow ur so smart! syke
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 9:58 PM
negative people = jealous people = GET A LIFE
IF U HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GO ONLINE AND DOG SUMONE FOR ASKING HOW MUCH WEIGHT THEIR IMPLANTS ADD ON THEN MAYBE U SHOULD GET SUM URSELF,EITHER THAT OR A LIFE!! CUZ APPARENTLY UR LIFE CONSISTS OF ANSWERING QUES. THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH U. HAPPY PEOPLE USUALLY DONT PUT OTHERS DOWN SO GO BUY SOME SELF HELP BOOKS OR SUMTHING AND GET OVER THE FACT SUM PEOPLE REALIZE U ONLY LIVE ONCE AND DNT WANNA LOOK BACK N REALIZE THEY HAD A DULL AND BORING EXISTANCE OF CRITICIZING PEOPLE ONLINE 4 DECISIONS THAY MAKE ABOUT "THEIR" LIVES. CUZ NEWS FLASH "WUT OTHERS DO IS NONE OF UR BUSINESS UNLESS ITS HURTING U" BUT WAIT IT PROLLY WILL WEN THE GRL WITH THE IMPLANTS MAKES UR MAN WALK INTO A WALL STARING AT HER HAHHAHAA.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 6:02 AM
Of course, you still count them as part of your weight. They may not be a natural part of your body, but you cannot remove them like you do clothing. They are not that much added weight that it should make that much difference. As mentioned, look at your whole body porportions not just the number.
Having your breasts lifted while you stand on the scale is not accurate at all. That is lifting more then just breast weight. I am a D and had a single mastectomy and only lost 1 1/2 lbs. I had asked the surgeon about it and he said that even though women have complained about the weight of their breasts and how it makes their backs hurt, etc, they do not weigh as much as they think. He said most breasts only weigh 1-3 lbs.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 9:28 AM
"OH MY Gosh!! Your Penis is SOO Huge!! Is it REAL?" HAHA, NOT!! If only you could get the enjoyment we ladies do of the same question of our beautiful busts~~! We have the balls, self assurance, and the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!! Who cares about the actual weight! The reactions of those who are jealous is PRICELESS!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 7:28 PM
This is not an off topic. Like you said, you'd like a reduction. Are you perfect? Guess not. If you were you would want nothing different about yourself.
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 7:31 PM
Breast cancer runs in my family. I am actually thinking of getting a double mastectomy to lower my chance of getting cancer. I would then get implants. It's an interesting question.
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 8:30 PM
Breast tissue weighs more than implants, so you when you have a reduction you are losing more of your body weight. Depending on size, breast implants weigh between 1 - 3 lbs.
Monday, September 29, 2008, 8:01 AM
Finally, an answer to this barrage of insults for one very innocent question!
Monday, September 29, 2008, 8:21 AM
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 8:30 PM
I think there are much less drastic ways of reducing your chance of breast cancer. Try a healthy diet and exercise program. I am floored to think a woman would have her breasts removed for a "chance" that she "might" get breast cancer. Only to add foreign objects to her body that has a host of health risks. Think about what you are contemplating. That's like saying " I think I will sign up for a heart transplant because heart disease runs in my family. I will hope you never find a surgeon willing to do such a ridiculous procedure.
Monday, September 29, 2008, 9:35 AM
Life is short enough as it is, you do what you have to in order to live life as long and happily (and healthfully) as possible.
Do not condemn soemone for trying to make the best decision for themselves and their families.
Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:03 AM
I am the 8:30 poster. If you did some research, you would find that there are actually a fair amount of women who choose to have a mastectomy rather than get breast cancer. I would get tested for the breast cancer gene, first, and if I am positive, then I see that as a sensible solution. I already have a healthy diet and exercise 6 out of 7 days. Sometimes even that can't help. You obviously have never had a family member with breast cancer, or you might have a different attitude, 9:35 poster.
Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:29 AM
Mine are 2 1/2 pounds each and so all together they weight 5 pounds...
Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:14 PM
How did you find that out?
Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:18 PM
My there are some petulant little brats in here. If it weren't a health-and-fitness site, I'd think those rude people were 14 years old...
(1) I find the question is quite interesting. It did bring up a range of direct responses, but it looks like the consensus is that the total added weight is around 4 pounds, give or take a couple, but the surgeon's office should be able to tell you quite easily if you asked.
(2) There were also a range of responses as to whether the weight of the implants should be included in one's overall weight assessment. I don't think that because some consider implants "unhealthy" adornments that this means they cannot be discounted. My own feeling is that if someone has implants--regardless of WHY they got implants (that's completely irrelevant)--the fitness routine and measurements they took if they hadn't gotten them would not have included that weight, so the person _should_ discount them from weight measurements.
(3) There were a few very thoughtful people towards the end who said the best things, but didn't go quite far enough. Rather than looking at weight, it is becoming clearer that _everyone_ should be looking at other measurements than weight as an indication of fitness and health: primarily, waist measurement. (It's looking like the best long-term indicator for health risks is chest-to-waist ratio--so now the question again is, should the implants count? Heh.) However, it is difficult to stay motivated on a diet 'n' exercise routine with measurements such as that, which usually take a little longer to show. It was hinted at, but not stated, by the first poster to mention the above, but I think a person with breast implants -- and everyone, actually -- should forget about whether the weight of the implants matter. Go ahead and include that weight, because you know what matters? Consistency of weight loss over time (if you feel from looking at yourself in the mirror that you need to lose) or wieght maintenance over time if you are satisfied with how you look. Now, if you are aiming for an "optimum" BMI, with the lowest statistical risk of death (just a little bit less than the midpoint of the "normal" range), then I would deduct the implant weight to calculate where that would be and to monitor when you're getting close to that status.
Monday, September 29, 2008, 1:09 PM
You can find anything when you Google it!
Depends upon how many CCs there are and silicone weighs a teensy bit more than saline.
Two 300cc implants were weighed and the total weight was between 1.2 and 1.4 pounds. More CCs...? Anyone? They weigh more. :)
The link provides a formula for calculating based upon CCs.
Monday, September 29, 2008, 1:24 PM
fake boobs weigh far more don't kid yourself
ake boobs weigh far more don't kid yourself
Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 11:56 PM
I think they SHOULD be included in someone's weight. They are now a part of your body, thus they should be counted. If there are plans to remove them, THEN and only then should they not count as part of your total weight.
But as I type this, I ponder another sort of related but not really related question: If there are any amputees on the board, do you weigh yourself with the prosthetic device, without or both ways? Just curious...any thoughts?
Wednesday, October 01, 2008, 4:54 PM
Implants should not be counted because natural big breasts are made up primarily of fat.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008, 5:27 PM
I don't have implants but let me get this straight: when you weigh yourself you deduct 4 lbs or whatever they weigh for implants? If you go to the doc's office and they say "Ms. Whatever, you weigh 130lbs.." do you correct them and say "Excuse me Doc, could you deduct 4 pounds for my implants?" Sounds weird to me, but whatever. If you wanted them to begin with (for whatever reason) why not accept them as part of you even if they are artificial? I've considered it but II never even THOUGHT about deducting them form my total body weight. If I wear hair extensions can I deduct that? What if I have a steel rod in my leg?
Wednesday, October 01, 2008, 5:35 PM
I weigh 175lbs height 5'6". I'm 34DDD(thats right 3!!!) and I have a proportionate butt and hips and whatever.....anyway, When people ask how much I weigh they usually guess 155lbs. That's 20lbs less than actual weight! My boobs are real, I hate them but I don't deduct them from the scale. For kicks one day I weighed myself and deducted my boob weight and it was 12lbs less!! But I guess to my point: It's not about the scale weight, it's about how you feel and look. But that's just my opinion. :)
Wednesday, October 01, 2008, 9:18 PM
Do you weigh yourself with your boots, jeans, and an overcoat on? No. Why not? Because they are not a natural part of your body and, moreover, no amount o f overeating is going to add weight to them, and no amount of diet or exercise is going to remove weight from them. Plus, they have no bearing whatsoever on your overall health in relation to whatever eating and exercise regimen you follow.
So discounting implants from you weigh should be the same. However, note that when you get weighed at the doctor's office, they do not have you (usually) remove all of your clothing. The point is that each time you get weighed there, your are weighed consistently (shoe on or off? etc.). So inlcuding the weight of implants doesn't matter as long as you always include them and then adjust your diet and exercise accordingly. BUT, the previous poster was right who said that the implant weight should not be included in calculations of BMI, because they are not part of your natural level of fat content. AT ALL.
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 9:11 AM
I think implants should count.
If I had impants I would want to know how much they weighed just to know and maybe make a mental note But since you can't take them off like you would a shirt I would count them.
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 9:18 AM
I agree 9:18. Of course jeans, boots, etc don't count when you are weighed in a doc's office because you can TAKE THEM OFF> You can't drop your new boobs in a bowl and say "OK Doc, let's go."
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 9:25 AM
They shouldn't count
Lets say there is someone who is 5'8" weighs 115 has the boobs done, puts on 5 lbs, and becomes obsessed with losing another 5lbs because the scale says she has gone up the 5.
When it comes to BMI and weight management they shouldn't count.
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 9:49 AM
The person being obsessed with losing 5 pounds because of a 5 pound weight gain after a boob job probably isn't in the majority. I think most people know that if they weight more after a boob job it's because of the weight of the boobs and if they can't see that than that's a whole other problem.
OP- did you weight yourself before and after your boob job?
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 9:55 AM
Hey whatever...I guess if a person has to deduct the weight of their implants and their tooth caps, hair extensions etc. to make themselves feel good about a number on scale then they should do just that. If they weigh 135 with the implants and deduct a couple of pounds for the implants that person still looks exactly the same without or without that deduction. The difference is they feel better about the number they put on their driver's license or their logs or whatever. They are only fooling their own mind.
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 9:58 AM
I must say I've told my husband before that minus the weight of my head and large boobs I'm at my ideal weight. Too bad the boobs are real and mostly fat and the head too serves a purpose so I can't remove either.
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 10:00 AM
Maybe not everyone is as GIFTED as you, but sounds like your JEALOUS because you have not been able to seek out what you wish as 4:22, Jealous!!! Before you knock down others,,,,,check yourself!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 5:59 PM
I like you also have implants, and im currently losing weight and was curious as to how much extra i wiegh through my implants.
I seen some ppl said its a silly question, well it absolutley is NOT, most of the weighing machines in the big stores tell you not to use them if you have implants or plates fitted as they confuse the real weight, you have a very valid point, and i wish i could remember how much mine weighed!!!
Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:34 AM
i searched specifically for a thread like this so I would advise others to ignore the spiteful boycotters. I have implants, which with the BMI calculation of my gender height and weight (including the implants obviously) makes my BMI classed as just overweight. As the implants are not genetically part of my body (although in every other way they certainly are), I then calculated my BMI minus the implants, which bring me to an ideal BMI measurement. BMI determines health and fat, it would seem correct to deduct the implant weight to define your true health/fat status.
In terms of losing weight only, it doesn't make a difference, when you lose a stone you lose a stone. However, it does make a difference when calculating BMI (more important in terms of measurement than weight only) as yor weight is a large factor.
Basically, if you were to declare your weight, there is no reason not to declare the true weight as that is what you are! It would be obvious that your ample breast would have contributed towards it. If you were to calculate your BMI, I would advise to deduct the implant weight so as to determine your TRUE measurement of health.
Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:00 PM
I googled this question because I have always tried to get back down to a certain weight where I felt the best. I have been trying for years to reach that number on the scale. I did not have my measurments taken so I only have that number to strive for. Then it dawned on me, "that was pre-implants!' Maybe the number I am aiming for is actually lower than what I should now be aiming for post-implants. I guess I'll be there sooner than I thought considering the answers I found on this board. A few pounds makes a big difference when you are down to the last few. They are always the hardest to loose. So, I found this very helpful. And definetly not what some who have posted made it out to be.
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 9:07 AM
You must not be very feminine when this simply question bothers you. Sweetie it is 1 to 1.5 lbs per breast. So yes, you will deduct around 2lbs from your weight.
I think this is a question that every woman who had a BA wants to know.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 11:45 AM
This is not a ridiculous question at all, I would quite like to know the weight as you will have to carry them around with you!
Thursday, November 01, 2012, 6:03 AM
Well an "average" sized breast implant can weigh between 1 1/2 - 3 pounds on the larger side. There are cases were some women will have up to 7 pounds of weight for the excessively larger implants.
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 11:25 PM
don't be so hateful
Actually this is not a ridiculous question. Implants are not representative of true body weight and considering these additional pounds can skew a person's goals and objectives, especially as one is nearing the completion of a goal, it is actually an important consideration. Telling someone to go away is childish and disruptive. It speaks more of your character and adds nothing to the question.
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4:04 PM
This is what I was reading a site which offers breast creams and their customer's want more
Breast Actives reviews
for the same because of their breast.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015, 6:07 PM
I went fro a 34A to a 34D and my implants weigh 3 pounds I am a very petit 5'7"
they are silicone about 400cc's. I do not think it is stupid question at all as far as BMI they do effect your overall weight and BMI results, If you have surgery and need anasthesia keep in mind you weigh heavier, than you actually are, the medicine is not being absorbed into that part of your body. For some small women with large implants it is significant. My lean body mass is only 92 pounds so my implants are about 4% of that
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