Breasts Are Still Big After Breast Reduction Surgery Breast reduction is the surgery that is used to eliminate the fat, mammary gland and skin tissue that are in excess on the breasts. The breasts should be proportionate to the other features of the body. In the case of excessively large breasts, they can create discomfort, back pain and even emotional complex. The reality is the having either very small or very large breasts can lead to emotional complexes. Breast reduction can be performed at technically any age, but it is preferable for it to be scheduled after the breasts have completed the development process. This means that often, patients who are 16 to 18 years old start considering breast reduction surgery. For young patients interested in undergoing breast reduction surgery, it is important to know that breastfeeding abilities might be affected after the surgery. Moreover, an ulterior pregnancy or considerable weight fluctuations can negatively impact the aesthetic appearance of the breasts. After breast reduction, the shape and size of the breasts should remain constant for some time, as long as the patient manages to keep a constant weight. With the passing of time, the breasts might develop ptosis, which might require a breast lift procedure to be corrected. Breast reduction surgery is advised for patients with overly large breasts that have an unsightly appearance, patients confronted with back pain due to the weight of the breasts, a sensation of heaviness on the chest, dermatological conditions on the inframammary fold, and mammary ptosis. After the procedure, the patient should have smaller breasts that are more harmonious to the rest of her anatomy. Moreover, other medical conditions such as dermatitis in the inframammary fold and neck, shoulder and back pain should disappear as well. But are the results of breast reduction surgery always according to the expectations of the patient? In some cases, the patient notices that her breasts are still big. This result can occur as a result of a lack of proper communication between the patient and the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation. Moreover, the plastic surgeon might have decided against removing a considerable part of the mammary tissue as per the patient’s desires due to certain factors. Many patients are in a hurry to assess the size of their breasts shortly after the. For a few weeks and even months after the procedure, the breasts will be swollen and bruised and this can make them look bigger than they actually are. If you feel that your breasts are still big after breast reduction surgery, you should wait for at least six months to a year after the procedure and then you can ask for a second opinion.