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Misty Hood
5 years ago

Shape of Breast 6 month post op

Since the reduction I have noticed I am fuller on the bottom of my breast but I do not feel like I have enough tissue on top of the breast. I don’t have enough up to fill up the top portion of my bra (cup). I have been to a speciality shop for measurements and if I go up or down a size

It still does not work. Thoughts?

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: bennettsville, SC

Replies 3

Paul Parker
ASPS Surgeon
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It sounds as if you have had some sagging of your breast tissue and stretching of your scars. Follow up with your surgeon to get their thoughts on why this has occurred and what might be done to improve it.

Lawrence Glassman
ASPS Surgeon

Following breast reduction, it is very common to develop lack of fullness of the upper breast. This occurs due to the weight of the breast being pulled down as well as stretching of the breast skin and associated soft tissue. There are additional procedures that can be done to alter shape. One of the more reliable techniques to maintain fullness in the upper breast is to add a moderate sized breast implant. This may sound counter intuitive after a breast reduction. I suggest you discuss your concerns and possible solutions with your plastic surgeon.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. For most breast reduction patients, upper pole fullness can only be created with an implant, as natural breast tissue sits along the lower portion of the breast. Without photographs or an in-person evaluation of your tissues it is difficult to be certain, so I would talk with your surgeon about your concerns.


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