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Doctor insights on: How Small Can You Go With A Breast Reduction

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Is there a limit to how small you can go with a breast reduction?

Is there a limit to how small you can go with a breast reduction?

No limit: more risks: There is no limit and the ultimate breast reductionis essentially a subcutaneous mastectomy but this can produce an undesirable appearance and result in increased risk of finished nipple/areolar viability or sensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Please let me know if there is a limit to how small you can go when getting a breast reduction?

Please let me know if there is a limit to how small you can go when getting a breast reduction?

Breast Reduction siz: Yes , the surgeon has to limit the reduction size in proportion to the function and cosmesis of the breast. ...Read more

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Feel really out of proportion for my body. Is this too small to qualify for breast reduction surgery, what to do?

Feel really out of proportion for my body. Is this too small to qualify for breast reduction surgery, what to do?

Seek consultation: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your concerns. Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations for the appropriate patient. You should also consider the “downsides” of the operation, including the presence of scars. After careful consideration of pros/cons you will be able to make an informed decision whether or not to proceed. ...Read more

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Are there limitations on how small the breast can be made during a breast reduction surgery? I have extremely large breasts and i want to get down to an a cup. Can breast reduction surgery make my breasts this small? .

Are there limitations on how small the breast can be made during a breast reduction surgery? I have extremely large breasts and i want to get down to an a cup.  Can breast reduction surgery make my breasts this small?

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Ask Plastic surgeon: The question, 'can it be done' is easily answered in the affirmative.But the main concern with someone wanting to be an 'a' cup is that their frame i.e.Chest circumference and width will be relatively too big and they will look flat chested unless they are a size 26-30 inch chest circumference.On average a 34-36 inch chest circ patient needs a 'b' cup volume.So before you get set on a cup'a' see md. ...Read more

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I have a small breast size. Need to lose hip weight. Will exercising with out bra help prevent breast reduction?

I have a small breast size. Need to lose hip weight. Will exercising with out bra help prevent breast reduction?

Breast sz & wt loss: It will not. Exercising will help you lose weight. To specifically target weight loss to certain areas (ie just my hips) is not really possible with exercise. Be happy with how you are. Exercising and losing weight is great. Your breast size is your breast size. Celebrate and enjoy who you are. Remember YOU ARE UNIQUE. There is no one on the planet like you. Be proud and happy with you! ...Read more

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What will i go through if i decide to get a breast reduction?

What will i go through if i decide to get a breast reduction?

Breast surgery: The most important thing is a consultation with a plastic surgeon to assess whether you need a breast lift or a breast reduction and to cover the risks, benefits and limitations of the procedure. You will need a mammogram pre-op. The surgical procedure duration is dependant on the type of procedure. Post-op you will wear a support bra, resume regular exercise & return to work in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What are some things to expect when going through a breast reduction?

What are some things to expect when going through a breast reduction?

See plastic surgeon: Breast reduction does not tend to be too painful. You might have drains for a day or more postop. There can be changes in sensation and shape to the nipple. You will have scars that will vary depending on your surgeon and breast size. Learn more at your plastic surgery consultation. ...Read more

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