American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

Is a Breast Lift with loss of 3-4 cup sizes normal?

I had a breast lift on 06/12/20. I was a 38DD and now Im a 38B. Im disappointed with my loss of volume, I would not have had the lift if I knew I would lose my breasts. When I voiced concern about the small size, both times he said I would adjust to the new size. Is this normal to lose 3 full cup sizes? I was a full DD and now barely a B. My husband thinks I was given a reduction and not a lift.

Procedure: Breast Lift
Location: houlton, ME

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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The postoperative photo looks to be shortly after your surgery, and indeed your surgery was only two weeks ago. A lift does decrease the size of the breasts a bit, since you remove the excess skin and make the remaining breast tissue more compact by elevating it back onto your chest wall. I would wait for healing to complete (2-3 months) and then evaluate the size.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and photograph. A breast lift will result in a decreased cup size as the excess skin is removed and any residual breast tissue is reshaped into an uplifted, rounded appearance. WIthout knowing the details of the operative note it is difficult to know if a loss of 3 cups was due to the skin or some breast tissue excision was performed as well.


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