Have a breast lift or reduction. I am not sure which one, I love my 38DDD breast but sometimes they give me back pain. (photos)
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Have a breast lift or reduction. I am not sure which one, I love my 38DDD breast but sometimes they give me back pain.
A breast reduction will help to relieve your symptoms and move the tissue into a more pleasing position and shape and likely still be able to keep your DD goals. Find a plastic surgeon who has expertise in this surgery and with whom you feel comfortable.
Breast reduction or lift
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Have a breast lift or reduction. I am not sure which one.
Based on your photographs and description go goals, the operation performed will likely be breast lifting and a relatively small breast reduction procedure. If I were seeing you in consultation, I would ask to look at your goal photographs; after doing so, I would be able to help you with a prediction of how much tissue would need to the removed. Keep in mind however that there is no specific/reliable correlation between the amount of tissue removed and cup sizes achieved.
With the goal of improving communication with my patients I find the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “D or DD cup” 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.
“Typical” patients who present for breast reduction surgery are women who have disproportionately large breasts, causing problems such as neck/back/shoulder discomfort, postural changes, bra strap grooving, skin irritation/rashes under the breasts, and/or difficulty with activities of daily living and/or exercise etc. There may be both physical as well as psychosocial “stress” caused by the disproportionately large breasts.Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with the disproportionately large breasts.
Patients considering breast reduction surgery should also consider the potential downsides (risks/complications) associated with the procedure as well. Poor scarring, for example may be associated with the procedure. Additional surgery may be necessary in the short or longer term for a multitude of reasons.
When the time is right, I suggest that you seek consultation with well experienced plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. Ultimately, careful selection of your plastic surgeon will be the most important decision you make. To this end, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done. I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to breast reduction surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
Breast lift with reduction?
Breast lift and reduction
The goal size for the final result it is a decision that you must jointly make with your surgeon. Sometimes breast reductions are covered by Insurance. When that happens the insurance company gets to dictate what size breast you will have at the end and often times that size tends to be a very small a OR b cup
You should seek several consultations with board certified plastic surgeons in your area before making a final decision.
As always it is best to be healthy, no smoking, and make sure any health care concerns you have are managed by your primary care doctor.
Best to you
Consider a small reduction
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