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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by SagNoMore in Chicago, IL
Ok, here are the basics... 1 cup size is roughly equal to 200cc's This number varies with height and weight of patient So, if you are looking to go from a G to a C; approx 600-800g would have to be removed Now, I have developed a revolutionary technique that completely eliminates the vertical scar that most ,if not all women find extremely unattractive. I am able to use your excess skin and attach that to your chest wall to lift your breasts more permanently...
The precise volume to remove is difficult to say without examining you. I wouldn't focus on the cup size because it is very hard to know exactly what the final cup will be. Every bra manufacturer has different standards.
It is a guessimate of at least 1,000 grams per side to go from a "G" to a "C" cup size. But over the internet without a posted photo very hard to advise. See 3 boarded PSs in your area, like Dr Otto Plaick. As far as differing techniques in over 34 years of practice breast reductions all can have scars, be careful out there.
Unfortunately, no one can give you a precise answer to your question. It is however, very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is 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...
Most patients present for reduction looking for a certain post-operative cup size, but as mentioned previously, cup sizes vary by brand, and volume varies by band width. After examining a patient, I can guesstimate the amount required to get a person from their starting point to their end point, and usually I feel like I'm within a hundred grams or so of being accurate. That being said, the most important aspect is communicating to your surgeon what you want, so he or...
The short answer is no. But it is clearly in excess of 500 grams per side, which is sometimes important for insurance coverage. I suppose I wonder why you are interested. I tend not to be very interested in the amount I take out, but rather what I have left to make the breast shape and size as attractive as possible, while still very much reduced. The important question to ask is what type of reduction you are having. Vertical is best in terms of shape and...