How Much of a Breast Reduction Is Possible?

As a customized procedure, the degree to which the weight and size of the breasts are decreased during breast reduction surgery will be dependent on each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic desires. Ideally, enough tissue is removed to alleviate the physical and/or psychological discomfort associated with overly large breasts while achieving a breast size and shape that is more proportionate to one’s figure. To accomplish this, a breast reduction may include:

  • Removal of tissue, fat, and skin
  • Recontouring of remaining breast tissue for an improved appearance
  • Resizing and/or repositioning of the nipple-areolar complexes

For a more exact answer as to how much of a breast reduction is possible, we recommend scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly skilled and experienced in this procedure. During an in-person appointment, you will be able to describe the symptoms you are bothered by, as well as the approximate breast size you wish to obtain. Your doctor can then perform a thorough examination and detail what can realistically—and safely—be achieved through breast reduction surgery. In certain instances, a diet and exercise plan may also be recommended as a complement to surgery in order to further decrease the overall volume of the breasts.

If you are interested in breast reduction and would like to find out precisely how much of a reduction is possible, our doctor at 740 Park Plastic Surgery would be happy to meet with you to discuss your specific needs and goals. To schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.