Will Breasts Get Smaller As Swelling Subsides After Breast Reduction?

I had Breast reduction surgery three weeks ago. I was originally a 40 F and the surgery who perfomed my surgery said that he would make me a small D. I measure currently at a DD. Will my breast continue to reduce as I was told the swelling can take up to 8 weeks post opt.1800 grams total was removed

Doctor Answers (5)

Breast swelling

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Certainly after a breast reduction, the breasts are swollen, and it may take several months for the majority of the swelling to dissipate.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Swellling after breast reduction

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Swelling can persist for a minimum of 6-9 months after surgery. Therefore it is difficult to assess the final size unitil that time has transpired.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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There is not much swelling after breast reduction.

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Hi.

I am afraid you are probably close to your final size after breast reduction.  But focus on the positive!  It sounds like you have a major reduction.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for the question.

Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction; it is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.

I was suggest that you wait at least 9 months to one year  After surgery to determine your satisfaction with the results;  I would also suggest that you do not base your satisfaction on resulting cup size.

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Breast reduction and healing and size

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Yes, your breast size should continue to decease even up to a year after the surgery. I would not sleep on your breasts and wear tape over the scars to help with healing. Watch my video.

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
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