The frustration and discomfort often caused by large breasts leads some breast reduction patients to request to have their breasts reduced substantially — I have had several patients with very large breasts say they want to go all the way down to an “A” cup size! However, excessive reduction is one of the biggest mistakes that can be made when it comes to breast reduction, in my opinion.
My goal is to reduce the size of the breasts while ensuring they remain proportional to the patient’s body frame. This allows the patient to achieve greater comfort, as well as natural-looking results. When reducing the breasts, I also take into account that most of my patients will experience a bit of weight loss without even trying, simply because smaller breasts tend to allow them to become more active than they were previously.
Ultimately, I want my patients to be happy with their results, and reducing the breast size too drastically can lead to an appearance that differs from what they initially envisioned. In order to achieve the best possible outcomes, I work with each of my patients to determine the right size based on their individual anatomy.
If you’re interested in finding out how much smaller your breasts can potentially be after a breast reduction, I encourage you to speak with an experienced and skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. If you would like to schedule a consultation with me to receive personalized answers to your questions, please contact my office today.
—Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS