How Much of a Breast Reduction Is Possible?
Breast reduction techniques can accomplish varying degrees of size and weight reduction depending on your unique physical needs and cosmetic goals. Ideally, breast reduction surgery is customized to deliver relief from physical symptoms while achieving a breast size that is still proportional to your figure. Physical alterations that can be accomplished during the course of breast reduction surgery can include:
- Removal of excess fat, breast tissue, and skin
- Reduction, reshaping, and/or repositioning of the nipples
- Reshaping of the reduced breasts to achieve a more lifted, balanced, and symmetrical appearance
To receive a precise answer as to how much your breasts can be reduced, I suggest scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in breast reduction. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to explain any health issues and cosmetic concerns you have, as well as discuss the breast size and shape you desire to achieve with surgery. After a thorough breast examination, your plastic surgeon can determine which breast reduction technique will likely be most beneficial to both your health and appearance. In some cases, weight loss may be suggested prior surgery to facilitate greater reduction of the breasts.
In most cases, my patients are very pleased with the new breast size and shape they are able to achieve with breast reduction. As with any plastic surgery procedure, the key to patient satisfaction is open communication and mutual understanding at all stages of the process.
– Dr. Tiffany McCormack