I'm 19yrs old. I'm 5'7" and 155 lbs. My bra size is a 36DD. Can I lose weight to get smaller breasts?
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Mini Ultimate Breast Reduction(TM)
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Can I lose weight to get smaller breasts
Since you are very close to your ideal weight for your age and height, your breasts are more likely to be dense and heavy due to excess breast tissue and not due to excess of fat. Hence weight loss will not reduce the size , but it is worth a try. I think a Surgical Breast Reduction is the solution that would address your concerns.
Weight loss and changes in breast size.
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I understand your situation but there is help. Based on your description it sounds like your are not far from your ideal body weight as it is and that you were likely born with your current breast size. The breast is composed of breast tissue and fat and although this varies with each woman, most younger women tend to have more breast tissue than fat and, as such, see little change with minor weight changes so even if you lost 10 lbs, you probably wouldn't see a significant change. A breast reduction sounds like it would be an excellent procedure for you. It's an outpatient procedure and most patients have a quick recovery. And most importantly, it can be a life changing procedure! I hope this helps and Happy New Year! Dr. Kayser
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