Breast Reduction

Is 920g of removal from each breast a lot? I’m due for a breast reduction March 15th and my surgeon wants to remove 920g from each of my breasts(total of 1,840g). What size can I expect to be if I’m currently a 38H? What other things could I potentially have to worry about?

Thank you for asking. The amount to be removed is typically based on recognized tables (like the Schnur scale). The actual amount can vary a bit because the density of the breast tissue cannot be quantified beforehand and will definitely affect the volume and eventual potential cup size. The vast majority of patients have a very high satisfaction rate. Talk with your surgeon. Reconstructive breast reduction amounts are not cosmetic in terms of control and the insurance company mandates that the plastic surgeon remove a minimum amount. Best wishes!

David C. Yao, MD, FACS
David C. Yao, MD, FACS
5010 E Shea BlvdPhoenixAZ85028US

David C. Yao, MD, FACS

5010 E Shea Blvd, #175, Scottsdale, AZ,
UNITED STATES, 85254

Congratulations and best of luck with your surgery. 920gm is a large amount to remove, but not uncommon in those with very large breasts. Normally this represents about 1/2- 1/3 of the total size of the breast. It is very difficult to estimate cup sizes because of how differently bras are made b/w manufacturers, how women like their bras to fit, etc. There is a necessary amount of breast tissue that has to be left behind to make sure the nipple-areolar complex has adequate blood supply. I think that you will be very happy that you had the reduction. It is always one of the highest levels of satisfaction of any procedures we perform.

M. Scott Haydon, MD
M. Scott Haydon, MD
4701 Bee Caves RdWest Lake HillsTX78746US

M. Scott Haydon, MD

4701 Bee Cave Rd, #202, West Lake Hills, TX,
UNITED STATES, 78746

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