People often look to compare their own implant size or volume with that of larger breasted entertainers or porn starlets. Wendy Whoppers, a now retired adult entertainer from the eighties and nineties, did an interview in which she detailed her breast implant experience:
StS: Speaking of your career: you had several breast enlargement operations, right? How many?
WW: 4 enlargements.
StS: What was your breast size originally?
WW: 34 B.
StS: Did you pay for all of these operations, or did some Maecenas help (or maybe Blue Cross)? Can you give a general idea of how much such an operation costs?
WW: The first one –in 1989– was $2600, which a guy I was dating at the time paid for; they were 260-cc silicone implants (lower cost because it was done at my doctor’s office under local anesthesia). The second was $3200 for 800-cc silicone implants done in a surgery center, which I paid for. The third time, I had the double lumens put in and filled to 1600 cc’s, costing $3500, which I paid for. The fourth was adding more fluid to the same implants to fill them to 3000 cc’s, which was around $1000, paid for by photographer John Graham in exchange for a photo shoot. The cost was less because I was reusing the same implants and just adding more fluid to them, versus buying a whole new set of implants.
At 5′ 1″ tall and under 100 pounds, she was quite large at the end of this. At her largest, she had dual lumen (Becker type) implants with one silicone compartment and another for saline at a 3000 cc volume. These implants are no longer made.
An important issue to point out here is that to go as large as she did required multiple operations (in her case four.) And later in life she had additional surgery to downsize.
John Di Saia MD