Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is There A Limit To How Small You Can Go With A Breast Reduction

Share
1

1
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

See 6 more doctor answers
Dr. Tom Pousti
396 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

4

4
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?

.

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

See 4 more doctor answers
5

5
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

6

6
Just had a breast reduction. One of the incisions has what appears to be a small pocket of blood trapped under the skin. Should i be concerned?

Just had a breast reduction.  One of the incisions has what appears to be a small pocket of blood  trapped under the skin.  Should i be concerned?

Bruise VS Hematoma: You did not provide a picture, but this could be a bruise or a hematoma. The latter situation might require evacuation/drainage. You should see your surgeon and point out the area of concern. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
10

10
How long after a breast reduction does swelling go away?

How long after a breast reduction does swelling go away?

Swelling BR: Discomfort, swelling and discoloration of the breasts are expected for several weeks. Usually, our patients return to most normal activity within two weeks. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers