American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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5 years ago

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I am five days postop from a bilateral breast reduction and lift had minimal tissue removed from under my arm in the front just lifted after 123 pound weight loss before my surgery I was a 38C can you tell me what I still be a C cup when I finally heal ?

Procedure: Breast Lift
Location: rockledge, FL

Replies 3

Jose Luis Valero
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Dear Lady:

Since you do mention that your surgeon removed only a small tissue from your total amount of mammary gland, there is a strong probability that you’ll remain C cup, or, at the most, a full, overfilled B cup. But the most wonderful thing is that you’ll look terrific, with and without bra. Enjoy it!

Gary Culbertson
ASPS Surgeon
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This is an issue you have addressed with surgeon BEFORE surgery. Ask then now what they anticipate your approximate final breast size will be. Normally, breast reductions in a reduction of at least two cup sizes.


Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and congratulations on your impressive weight loss. Unfortunately a bra cup size can not be assured with surgery and it is best to fit your new breasts to a bra once fully healed, rather than the other way around. I would recommend buying a series of different sized bras initially while you are healing and at 6 months you should have a more predictable long-term size idea.


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