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Breast Augmentation

Breast reduction

anonymous stafford, VA
6 months ago

Can I get a breast reduction from a 32G to a 32d/32DD? Can I choose what size I want to go down to?

Katerina Gallus, MD San Diego, CA
6 months ago

Hello and thank you for your question. One of the conversations you should have with your board certified plastic surgeon in consultation is your size goals. Although we can't guarantee a size per se, having a thorough conversation about your expected size and reviewing pictures can help your surgeon reach your goals. I have patients who want to be "as small as possible" and those, like you, who would still like to have fuller breasts. If you have the surgery with insurance please note that there is often a minimum requirment of tissue to be removed so that can impact your decision process.

Hope this helps!

Yes that sounds possible with a breast reduction. It's hard to promise a specific cup size but you can certainly help choose your desired size with your surgeon. Most patients have immediate relief of neck and back strain and self confidence soars! Breasts are lifted as well as reduced in size and feel so much better. I am in Alexandria Virginia and see many patients from Stafford if you would like to consult with me. Our number is 703-751-0800 .

James Chappell, MD Annapolis, MD
6 months ago

That range of breast reduction sounds reasonable. It would be best to consult with a reputable board Certified plastic surgeon to discuss.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD, FACS Atlanta, GA
6 months ago

You should be very happy with your breast reduction result, given your current large size. To some extent you can control your final size, but it isn't exact and you may end up a bit larger or smaller. The appropriate size depends on your over-all size but also on your symptoms. If your breasts cause you pain, a DD cup may not relieve your pain. These should all be discussed with your surgeon at your consultation.

Sutton Graham, II, MD Greenville, SC
6 months ago

At 32G you no doubt have back, neck and shoulder discomfort and difficulty with finding clothing and bras. Breast reduction can help relieve these symptoms and enhance your proportions. When women are seen in our office we discuss their goals including what size they want to go down to. We always try to meet their goals. We do explain that no formula or template exists that produces an exact post-op breast size; the process is subjective, including surgeon skill and patient expectations. With that caveat, your choice of plastic surgeon should be able to come close to you plan. Discuss this during your consultations.


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