How Will I Look After 1000G Reduction?

I am a black female..who is 5'8 210 lbs, my breast are about a 40 DDD-E-F(somewhere in that reange). I am scheduled to have a reduction of 1000 much of a decrease in cup sizes would you say this will be and do you think this is extreme...I am worried that my breast will be to small for my PS says it will be okay for my your honest opinion what do you think? P.S...I am looking to lose about 20 lbs before the surgery?

Doctor Answers 13

Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction is a complicated procedure that is best done by those with the most training and experience. It is very difficult to determine the resultant cup size and shape based solely on the number of grams that are removed from your breast to best match your ideal breast image without an examination by a board certified plastic surgeon. Not just any board certified plastic surgeon, but one with many years of frequently performing breast reduction and lift surgeries, including different approaches, techniques and even fat transfer and implant choices if you are lacking superior breast fullness.
This is because several measurements—not to mention breast characteristics such as density—are needed to determine how much and where to remove breast tissue to meet your goals. Without knowing your existing breast shape, dimensions, and the density of your breast tissue, it would be difficult to make this determination. For example, the same volume of breast tissue will weigh different amounts (measured in ounces or grams) in different people depending on its density. The existing base width of your breast and what you will ultimately want to look like will determine, in many cases, the maximal volume and weight that will need to be removed for the best result.

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How Much Smaller Will I Be with 1,000 Gms Removed from Each Breast?

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Your plastic surgeon will remove the appropriate amount of tissue to give you a nice shape and preserve the volume you want. The final weight will be determined after that is done. With your height and weight, the removal of 1,000 Gm should still leave you with the volume you want, but don't forget, we do not have any photos of you. Regarding insurance coverage, as an example, Blue Shield of Minnesota would require the removal of 800 Gm of tissue based on your height and weight. The rationale for this, is that if sufficient weight is not removed, the symptoms that are prompting the medical necessity determination for breast reduction, breast, shoulder, neck pain, and others, will not be relieved.

Robert M. Lowen, MD
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Breast reduction

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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 know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.
I have found the use of pictures very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient's goals as consistently as possible ( although no system is 100% accurate).

Best wishes.

Breast cup size after 1000 gm reduction

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Typically most insurance companies require a minimum of 500 gms per breast to be removed to trigger coverage. With the average cup ranging from 150-200 cc, it is probable that this will produce a 2-3 cup reduction in size. However, this is only an estimate

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Size after 1000G Breast Reduction

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With a 1000G Breast Reduction you will look around 4 sizes smaller.  There are 250 grams in a cup, so you will definitely notice a distinctive difference. 

Robert N. Young, MD, FACS
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 73 reviews

Breast Surgery is Artistic

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Breast surgery continues to be forced into an "analytical" box.  Breast surgery can not be reduced down to a formula.  First and foremost, if your breast reduction is being covered by insurance then the insurance company dictates the amount of tissue removed.  The breast can be reduced further if the plastic surgeon deems it safe and artistically believes the additional removal would be pleasing to compliment your body frame.  In that answer there is no mention of cup size.  You must trust your plastic surgeon's opinion and skill.

Dr. ES

Appearance after Breast Reduction

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For your frame, 1000gms sounds quite reasonable. You should have a nice dramatic result, yet maintain a large full breast like you are used to. 450 gms is one pound, so expect roughly 2 lbs per side. Final cup size cannot be guaranteed, as all bras fit differently.

1000 gm breast reduction

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It is hard to say in your case what that would look like.   I hav enot examined you or have seen photos. I do al ot of larger breast reductions in the 1000-2000 gms from each side.  In patients with DDD or larger this will often get them into a D-ish cup in most cases.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

1000G Reduction

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Is it a 100 grams per side or in total? If per side I think you will be a small D or even still a DD. If 500 per side do not waste your time NOT ENOUGH. Best of luck A photo would have been a great help!

Large Breast Reduction

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It is impossible to tell what you will look like after a 1000cc breast reduction, since there is no real way to know how large in cc’s you are now without an examination or good pictures. It is usually very hard to make anyone too small, however. The one thing I can tell is that you need to lose a lot more than another 20 lbs. If you do lose another 20 lbs., you will go from being obese to just being overweight. You will still have a BMI of 29. To be healthy, you need to get your BMI down to 25, which means losing at least another 60 lbs. I would, personally, advise this before a breast reduction.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon

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