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

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

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Swellling after breast reduction

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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Breast Reduction and Resulting Cup Size?

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.

Best wishes.

Breast reduction and healing and size

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
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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There is not much swelling after breast reduction.


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
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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