What cup size will I be after a breast reduction?

I am 5'7" weighting 282 lbs and I am a 36 H. I just want to know what bra size I might wear after a breast reduction.

It is impossible to tell you exactly what bra cup size you will be after breast reduction surgery. First of all, all bras fit different, and there is no standardization of bra sizes among bra manufacturers. In addition, many large breasted women fit their larger breasts into smaller bra sizes which may offer more support and concealment of their breasts. If you are broad and wide, you will still fit into large bra sizes as your chest circumference and breast width do not change after breast reduction. Also, we must preserve a certain amount of tissue during surgery so that the overlying breast skin and nipple heal properly with enough blood supply. Breast reduction surgery has a very high satisfaction rate; results are dramatic and you will be smaller. You cannot judge the success of the operation on your final bra cup size.

Hayley A. Brown MD
Hayley A. Brown MD
10001 S Eastern AveHendersonNV89052US

Hayley A. Brown MD

10001 S.Eastern Ave., Suite 406, Henderson,
NV, 89052, US

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These are questions best addressed by your breast surgeon. Most patients like to think of being proportional to height & weight or smaller than their height & weight.

Best,

Gary Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
18 Miller RdSumterSC29150US

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS

Iris Surgery Center, 18 Miller Road, Sumter,
SC, 29150, US

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It is impossible to tell you exactly what bra cup size you will be after breast reduction surgery. First of all, all bras fit different, and there is no standardization of bra sizes among bra manufacturers. In addition, many large breasted women fit their larger breasts into smaller bra sizes which may offer more support and concealment of their breasts. If you are broad and wide, you will still fit into large bra sizes as your chest circumference and breast width do not change after breast reduction. Also, we must preserve a certain amount of tissue during surgery so that the overlying breast skin and nipple heal properly with enough blood supply. Breast reduction surgery has a very high satisfaction rate; results are dramatic and you will be smaller. You cannot judge the success of the operation on your final bra cup size.

Hayley A. Brown MD
Hayley A. Brown MD
10001 S Eastern AveHendersonNV89052US

Hayley A. Brown MD

10001 S.Eastern Ave., Suite 406, Henderson,
NV, 89052, US

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Your cup size after breast reduction depends on how much breast tissue it to be removed. This is a discussion between you and your plastic surgeon. This is a joint decision but your goals and satisfaction is most important. Realistic expectations are important as well. Good luck.

Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
450 Sutter StSFCA94108US

Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

450 Sutter Street , Suite 2433,
San Francisco, CA, 94108, US

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