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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by bologna
500 grams is usually the minimal amount required by insurance companies. However, 500 grams in your case requires about 2 1/2 cup sizes. You would change from a 38 DD to perhaps a full B or small C, which may not be acceptable to you. Best Wishes, Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Without an exam it is difficult to say what 500 gms reduction would do for you. Everyone is a bit different.
Well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons will be able to give you a much better “estimate” in person than with online consultation. Remember, as you communicate your goals with your plastic surgeon, that a discussion of cup size can be confusing and/or a source of miscommunication. In my practice, I prefer the use of goal pictures to help with this communication process. Generally speaking, I suggest patients undergoing breast reduction surgery have enough tissue removed...
It is not how much is removed that is imprtant in breast reduction, but how much is left behind..... Breast reduction surgery combines elements af art with the science of medicine. I recommend to patients a goal of proportionality so that top and bottom contours are in harmony. Within the realm of "normal" final breast size is the patient's choice. In my office I have a portfolio of pre- and post-op pictures I review with prospective reduction patients...