I am having a Breast Reduction on the 31st of October. Though my doctor has assured me I can go for a C cup, I am just wondering if its possible. I am very anxious.
Breast Reduction to a C Cup for Very Large Breasts?
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Breast Reduction and Resulting Cup Size?
Thank you for the question.
Unfortunately, there is no direct correlation between the amount of tissue removed and the ultimate cup size that a patient will wear after breast reduction surgery.
Before undergoing the breast reduction procedure it is very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. Most patients, like you, wish to achieve a enough of a reduction to help with their symptoms while remaining proportionate with the remainder of their torso.
With the goal of improving communication with my patients I find the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “C cup” or "fake looking" means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful. Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
Breast reduction to a C cup
It is possible to reduce your breasts to a C cup but I honestly think that the result will be too small for your frame. You may be disappointed. Your breasts should be kept in proportion to your the rest of your body. Your symptoms can be relieved with the removal of less breast tissue.
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Large breast reduction
I can see why you would be anxious. I think your breast reduction is very challenging not only because of the magnitude of the reduction, but also the distance that the nipple must be moved. The longer the distance and the larger the volume reduction the more risk of limiting blood flow to the nipple. While it is certainly possible that your surgery can go well depending on the execution of the surgery, the technique chosen, and other risk factors you might have (i.e. smoking, diabetes, heart disease, blood disorders, etc.) other options and fallback treatment should be discussed.
One option would be to do your surgery in two stages with the first being liposuction if the breast has a large percentage of fat rather than gland. If it is predominantly glandular tissue, this is not possible. Your surgeon can then do a smaller reduction at a second surgery.
Anticipation of doing a nipple graft, or going straight to a nipple graft technique should be in the back of your surgeon's mind in case the nipple looks compromised at surgery.
Finally, I would look into the availabiltiy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy post-op if the nipple viability looks questionable. This can often nurse the breast tissues, and nipple in specific, through a period of uncertainty.
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You look quite large in the photos. I usually tell patients of your size, that more likely you will be a large C or small D to improve the survival of the nipple and the skin flaps.
Breast reduction to C cup
Yes, your breasts can definitely be reduced to a C cup. Make sure that both you and your doctor have the same idea of what size you want since bra manufacturers vary widely in their sizing. Good luck, /nsn.
Your breasts can be reduced to a C cup
Yes. Your breast could well be reduced to a "C cup" or a size more befitting your frame. I think the surgery will transform your life for the better and making it much easier for you to enjoy activities that until now would have been out of the question for you.
Breast reduction works for extremely large breasts.
How your breast reduction is done is absolutely critical. I believe you need breast reduction with FREE NIPPLE GRAFTS. You will lose nipple sensation, but it is the only safe way, and you can be a C cup.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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