Can You Reduce Breast Size With Diet and Exercise?
Large, heavy breasts can be a source of both physical and emotional discomfort, impacting everything from self-esteem to spinal health. As a result, many people find themselves looking for ways to reduce their breast size. Weight loss is one of the most frequently cited non-surgical means of shrinking the bust, and numerous programs claim to be able to help reduce breast size through natural means, such as fat-reducing diets or pectoral-strengthening exercises. These methods can prove helpful for some people, but others may continue to struggle with their breast size no matter how closely they follow a prescribed regimen. This is generally the result of the unique tissue composition of breasts.
Breasts are primarily made up of two different types of tissue: fibrous tissue and fatty tissue. Fibrous tissue is dense and generally unresponsive to weight loss or muscle toning. Fatty tissue, however, may fluctuate according to your weight. Every individual’s breasts are made up of a unique blend of fatty and fibrous tissues, which accounts for why weight loss reduces bust size for some people while having little or no effect on others.
For those who are unable to achieve the results they want through weight loss alone, breast reduction surgery can be a highly effective and rewarding solution. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Thomas B. Lintner, MD, can consult with you regarding your breast reduction goals, and offer insight into the best strategies for helping you obtain the proportions and overall figure you desire.
If you struggle with disproportionately large breasts, we encourage you to contact Advanced Aesthetic Surgery so that we can help assess your candidacy for breast reduction surgery. Dr. Lintner and his staff are happy to answer any questions you may have or to schedule a consultation.