What is the ideal bra cup size after breast reduction?

What is the ideal bra cup size after breast reduction?

15th Jul 2019


Breast reduction surgery is a procedure recommended for women with overly large breasts who are suffering from health and emotional complications because of the size and volume of their breasts. Common issues associated with the excessive size of the breasts are difficulties in finding suitable clothing and lingerie, difficulties in performing physical activities, and can be as severe as permanent spine deformations.

Depending on the complexity of each case, patients are advised to undergo the procedure as soon as possible in their lives or after having children. There is a reason why some women prefer to wait until they are done having children before undergoing the procedure. Just like any other surgery, breast reduction can have long-term consequences, one of which is difficulty or impossibility in breastfeeding. 

When going for the pre-operative consultation, make sure to ask the plastic surgeon about all the potential complications associated with the procedure and also what results are to be expected. After having overly large breasts all their life, many interested patients find it difficult to understand how their breasts will look like after the procedure. 

Many ask what is the ideal bra cup size after breast reduction. First and foremost, it is important to understand that each patient is different and when it comes to plastic surgery, especially a procedure such as a breast reduction, the desired results can vary considerably from one patient to the other. Some patients will want a more significative reduction in the size of their breasts, while others will need just a couple of hundred grams removed from the excess glandular tissue. 

In general, a good bra cup size that is desirable for patients undergoing both breast reductions and breast augmentations is a full C cup. This cup ensures that the results look natural and the breasts are proportionate to the rest of the body, not overly small or big. However, for some patients of breast reduction surgery, a full C cup can be an undesirable result as they would rather have a D or DD cup. This is normal, and the plastic surgeon will be the one assessing the possibility of achieving the desired results.

It would be wrong to say that there is such a thing as an ideal bra cup size. Plastic surgery doesn’t deal with one size fits all concepts, especially when it comes to a procedure so complex and delicate as breast reduction.

When discussing the expected results after the procedure, make sure to ask the recommendations of the plastic surgeon and explain to him your lifestyle. You can also bring pictures to the pre-operative consultations with the results you want to help the plastic surgeon better form an idea about your expectations and goals. 

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