Can an E-cup breast be reduced to an A cup?

I got really big breasts,about E cup and I want them to be a cup like completely flat,for personal reasons,is that possible?

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Can an E-cup breast be reduced to an A cup?

Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery; it is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.



Yes, it is possible to reduce the breasts size very significantly. The concern with the amount of tissue removed is related to blood flow to the remaining tissue; if too much tissue is removed in one operation the blood flow to the remaining tissue (including nipple/areola) may be compromised. Part of the tissue that is left in place is called the “pedicle"; this segment of tissue is responsible for delivering the blood supply to the nipple/areola tissue. If the pedicle is made too small (in the effort to reduce the breasts as much as possible) then patient will likely have problems with tissue survival. 



My best suggestion: seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with. This careful selection of plastic surgeon will be the most important decision you make.



Before undergoing the breast reduction procedure it will be very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. Most patients wish to achieve a enough of a reduction to help with their symptoms while remaining proportionate with the remainder of their torso. I suggest that you do not communicate your goals in terms of achieving a specific cup size. For example, an “A cup” may mean different things to different people and therefore may be a source of miscommunication. In my practice, I ask patients to communicate their goals with the help of goal photographs.

I hope this, and the attached link/video, helps. Best wishes.

Breast reduciton

To reduce breasts down to an "A" cup from an "E" cup, will likely not leave a nice shape to the breasts and may risk viabilty to the nipple-areola complex. An exam in person would be essential and a review of your goals would be key.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction

There are many ways to reduce breast size and basically any size can be achieved with the proper technique. Surgeons with experience operating on trans patients will have the most experience achieving smaller sizes. Do some research and find the right surgeon for you. 

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