When it comes to the excessive size and weight of breasts affected by hypertrophy, most patients confronted with the situation would try anything just to get relief from the discomforts associated with having breasts that are too big for the woman’s anatomy. Despite what people might believe, a woman is rarely happy with breasts that are excessively large, especially because they often trigger health conditions such as back, neck, and shoulder pain and difficulties engaging in physically demanding activities. Hypertrophy of the breasts can have many causes and can occur at different times in the patient’s life. The overdevelopment of the breasts can occur as early as the teenage years when the mammary gland is still growing. This means that there are girls no older than 13 or 14 years old who have breasts that are much too big compared to the rest of their anatomy. A common thing that these girls will do to get rid of the excessively large breasts is to lose weight. They will put themselves through hunger and all sorts of diets in the hope that if they lose weight, their breasts will become smaller. But this rarely happens as at that age the breasts are still developing and growing, not reducing their size. Other women that consider weight loss as a method to reduce the size of the breasts are women who have given birth and finished breastfeeding only to notice that their breasts are not returning to the size and shape they had before the pregnancy occurred. In both cases, losing weight to reduce the size of the breasts won’t help the woman achieve the results desired. First of all, weight loss affects the fat tissue all over the body, not only on the breasts. This can mean that the patient will lose weight from other areas of the body, and the general appearance of the silhouette will be different. However, this doesn’t mean that the breasts will reduce their size considerably. The breasts are made out of glandular tissue, fat tissue, and skin. When weight loss occurs, the fat cells in the breasts can reduce their volume and a change can occur, but the weight loss won’t affect the glandular tissue. The effects that weight loss has on the breasts is usually associated with breast ptosis. In other words, when you lose weight, chances are the breasts won’t lose volume, but they can become saggy. This will just create an additional imperfection that will require plastic surgery to be corrected. Losing weight is not a solution to reduce the size of the breasts, as this is something that can only be achieved with the help of plastic surgery. Weight loss can have damaging effects on the body and the health condition of the patient, so it would be better to schedule a consultation with the plastic surgeon to find out the options available for breast reduction.