How much weight is removed in breast reduction?
On average, a total of two to eight pounds is removed from the breasts during a breast reduction surgery. The amount removed depends on the size of your breasts, your goals, your body size and frame, and how much is safe to remove based on your health and medical history.
How do I know if I need a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is meant for people who have large breasts that cause the following: Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain. Shoulder grooves from bra straps. Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts.
How many cup sizes can you go down in a breast reduction?
Typically, most women drop one or two cup sizes with breast reduction surgery. This is usually sufficient to alleviate the many problems associated with overly-large breasts, while still maintaining an attractive and proportionate body shape.
Does breast reduction reduce weight?
Breast reduction surgery may result in weight loss, though it is not intended as a weight-loss procedure. Designed to remove excess fat, tissue, and skin from heavy and pendulous breasts, reduction surgery improves physical comfort and brings the chest into ideal contour with the chest, ribs, and hips.
Will my breast get smaller if I lose weight after a breast reduction?
You breasts may get slightly smaller in size and you may lose some firmness if you lose that much weight following surgery. Discuss your goals with your surgeon. Losing weight after a reduction will impact your size depending on how much weight you lose and where the weight comes off of you.
How much weight should I lose before breast reduction surgery?
An if your breasts do decrease in size, they can become droopy (ptotic). I generally recommend to my patients that if they are planning on losing more than 25-30lbs, they should try to do this prior to having breast reduction surgery.
What size do breasts qualify for reduction?
Most surgeons say that your breasts don't need to be a certain size to be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. The more important factor is whether your breast size causes physical and mental health issues.
How do you know if your breasts are too big?
- They get in the way of your lifestyle.
- Your bra straps cut into your shoulders.
- You have back, shoulder or neck pain.
- You get rashes or infections under the breast.
- Nothing fits.
- You always have to remind people that “I'm up here”
Do you have to be under a certain weight to get a breast reduction?
While it is possible to have a breast reduction at your current weight, it is certainly safer for you to lose weight to at least under 200 lb. , and preferably more. If you lose weight prior to surgery, your breast shape will be better and more stable than if you lose it after.
What part of your back hurts when your breast are too big?
When a woman's shoulders roll forward because of the weight of her breasts, she may suffer from compression in an area called the thoracic outlet—where nerves pass through a narrow opening between the ribs, shoulder blades, and muscles. And compression there can cause upper back pain.