Breast Reduction

At 18 I was a 32 DDD. I had my daughter at 26 and now at 28 I am a 34J. We might still have another baby in the future but I'm sick of waiting for a reduction. I am tired of the pain and humiliation. My breasts cause self-esteem issues, back neck and shoulder pain and cost me hundreds of dollars in bras. I don't want to wait anymore for a reduction but I'm afraid if we do have another child after, my breasts will grow back.

We understand your concerns. You certainly meet criteria to have a breast reduction and experience great relief of physical, social and financial issues. I suggest you consult one or more experienced plastic surgeons, and discuss your concerns and have an in-person evaluation. He or she can discuss the likelihood of recurrent hypertrophy (where large breasts grow back). In my experience that is unusual unless the woman later gains substantial weight. The other issue is breast feeding, which is usually possible after reduction surgery, depending on the operative technique. You certainly do not have to wait to have a consult and get more information. Then you can make an informed decision. Best Wishes.

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
615 Halton RdGreenvilleSC29607US

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS

615 Halton Road, Suite 100, Greenville, SC,
29607-3403, US

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Your breasts will not grow back with another child but if you're ready to have it done, then go for it. Your major risks are diminished or lack of ability to breast feed and altered nipple sensation (in addition to the scars and asymmetry). Most people, when your size and look, will go on to have a reduction and be much happier in their lives so you are encouraged to seek relief from your monstrous mounds.

Curtis S. F. Wong MD
Curtis S. F. Wong MD
1950 Rosaline AveReddingCA96001US

Curtis S. F. Wong MD

1950 Rosaline Avenue, Suite F, Redding, CA,
96001, US

As you know, with pregnancy and childbirth there can be changes to your breasts and body. While you may have changes to your breasts if you have another child, when I have patients who describe their desire for a breast reduction the way you do, they don’t need to wait. Most patients after breast reduction ask why they didn’t do it sooner. Find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area and start with a consultation

Jason Lichten, MD
Jason Lichten, MD
85 McNaughten RdColumbusOH43213US

Jason Lichten, MD

85 McNaughten Road, Suite 270, Columbus, OH,
43213, US