I am DDD or E cup and I'm considering a breast reduction to C cup size. I'm just wondering, how would I look like after the surgery?
How Will DDD or E Cup Look Like After Breast Reduction to C Cup?
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Breast appearance after reduction mammoplasty
The appearance of the breast after reduction mammooplasty depends on the skill of the surgeon and the size of the patient. The closer a patient is to their ideal weight the better and more natural the end result. Quite often I will be asked to make a C cup for a woman who is over 190 pounds and under 5'5". For this large a woman it is impossible to give a beautiful breast. The chest is to wide and there is to much body fat. This same woman at 130 to 150 could achieve a very desirable breast eventhough her ideal weight is 115 pounds.
What Does a Reduced Breast Look Like?
High satisfaction, less complaints from breast reduction
There is a reason you are considering a breast reduction. Large heavy breasts could cause marked discomfort and difficulty in clothing, etc.
Following surgery, you will be happier as your breast volume will fit the rest of your body. The transition from a DDD to a C is very significant and a D size breast might be more realistic. It would be very helpful to get review pictures from previous reduction procedures performed.
Hope that helps!
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Size after surgery
You’ll have higher, firmer C Cups if you include a lift at the same time.
Ending up with a full C cup is a very common goal for women considering breast reduction. If you want a high, firm C cup as well, definitely ask your plastic surgeon about performing a breast lift at the same time as reduction. Many surgeons will perform this as a matter of aesthetics but some others won’t, so it’s good to ask. A breast lift will reshape and lift the breast so you have youthful, perky C cups after surgery. For the best results, be sure to do your homework and find a board certified plastic surgeon who has plenty of experience combining breast reduction with a breast lift.
What do breasts look like after breast reduction surgery
Thanks for your question. Over the years, plastic surgeons have worked out some rough guidelines on what an ideal breast should be shaped like. Having the nipple at or slightly above the level of the infra-mammary fold (the IMF) is ideal, as is having the nipple on the most projecting part of the breast mound. Other issues such as symmetry and size of the breasts are equally important.
Breast reduction surgery aims to give you a breast which is not only smaller in size but also, hopefully, ideal is shape. This usually involves scars around the nipple (which are very hard to see) and a vertical scar below the nipple on the front of the breast (which fades remarkably well). Finally, your surgeon may or may not add a scar in the fold underneath the breast.
The best way to get an idea about how it will all look is to check out the before and after galleries of some plastic surgeons.
I hope this helps.
Appearance after breast reduction
With a satisfaction rate above 90%, breast reduction procedures leave the women not only looking better, but feeling better also. Do not hesitate this is a wonderful procedure for the right candidate.
How Does Breast Reduction Influence Breast Size?
Most colleague plastic surgeons will waffle on this seemingly simple question, myself included. I specifically state that the purpose of breast reduction is reduction in symptoms, such as chronic back neck and shoulder pain & rashes underneath the breasts, not a specific bra size.
The amount of breast tissue and excess skin taken away and their influence on bra size vary according to the tissue itself as well as the overall shape and dimension of the chest wall underneath the breasts.
As many patients will attest, the operation is generally quite successful in improving symptoms when they (the breasts) are the culprits involved in excess loading of the back neck and shoulders.
I usually reassure patients that purchasing bras "off the rack" will be easier after the operation even if they remain relatively full breasted.
Good luck in your pursuit of improved comfort and mobility!
Dan Downey MD FACS
Downey Plastic Surgery
Post op size has many variables
A breast reduction has many post op variables.Firstly remember that it can be difficult to guess sizes as bras change by the manufacurers,There will be changes due to hormones,menses,weight changes and time..We use 3 d imaging with a vectra so our patients can see what size they will be,where on your ribs the breast will be and scarring.That is invaluable and more accurate than guessing what type of bra. Also, the results depend upon the patient.Good Luck!
Breast Size after breast reduction
There is no " ideal” breast size. It is 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 know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. The patient's goal pictures are hanging on the wall, and allow for direct comparison.
I have found that this system is very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient's goals as consistently as possible.
I hope this helps.
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