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.

Large breasts may not only interfere with your physical ability to function in daily activities but can be emotionally burdensome as well. From what you describe you are a candidate for a breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the contour of the breasts so that they are smaller and perkier. It is possible to do a breast reduction with a minimal scar technique and can also be done as a outpatient procedure under twilight sedation. It's important to be sure expectations are realistic and you have an understanding of the commitment needed for the healing process. Women often have breast reduction surgery before completing child bearing age. Though there is no guarantee, plenty of women are able to breastfeed successfully after breast reduction. Make sure that you understand the nature of your surgery, the recovery process, and that you feel comfortable and emotionally ready to make these changes to your body. In some cases, a breast reduction is reimbursable by your insurance company and most offices will help you with the pre-authorization and reimbursement process. I suggest you make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon who will examine you and go over your surgical options in detail.

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
1001 5th AveNew YorkNY10028US

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS

1001 5th Ave, New York, NY, UNITED STATES,
10028

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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 Rd, #100, Greenville, SC,
UNITED STATES, 29607

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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 Ave, Redding, CA,
UNITED STATES, 96001

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
135 N Ewing StLancasterOH43130US

Jason Lichten, MD

135 N Ewing St, #202, Lancaster, OH,
UNITED STATES, 43130