How to Reduce Breast Size?

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How to Reduce Breast Size?

Some women may want larger breasts, while others may find themselves struggling with larger breasts. Factors like hormones, genetics, and weight changes influence breast size. Excessive breast weight can lead to physical discomfort like shoulder or neck pain. To reduce this discomfort, several methods, like managing a healthy BMI with diet and exercise, wearing a fitted bra or using herbal remedies, are available. However, these methods are not effective. The only permanent solution to reduce the breast size is breast reduction surgery. Let’s see how this surgery works.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery, medically known as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure designed to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce breast size. It aims to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Breast reduction surgery offers transformative results that go beyond the physical changes. It is about regaining control over your body and your life. From enhanced physical health to increased self-esteem, the advantages of this operation may be seen throughout your life.

The procedure is performed under the anesthesia. After putting you under anesthesia, your surgeon will make incisions around the nipple and under the breast. Then, the best plastic surgeon in India removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size of your breasts. In some cases, liposuction is used to remove excess fat from the armpit area or the outer part of the breast. If required, your surgeon will move the nipple and areola to a higher, more natural-looking position on the breast. The remaining tissue is reshaped to form smaller, more lifted breasts. After making the required adjustment, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.

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    You can expect some swelling, bruising, and soreness for the first 24 – 48 hours, which is normal and can be managed with prescribed medications. Most patients experience significant improvement in their physical comfort within two to three weeks, while the final appearance of your breasts may take several months to settle fully.

    This process decreases your breast size and reshapes it to create a better form. Women experiencing physical discomfort due to large breasts are primary candidates. This can include back and neck pain, headaches, posture problems, and difficulty exercising. Emotional distress related to self-consciousness, frustration with clothing options, and limitations in physical activity can also be valid reasons. Breast reduction does not help you achieve a specific cup size; it just enables you to improve your quality of life. Therefore, you should have realistic expectations.

    Here are some additional factors that you need to consider before undergoing breast reduction surgery:

    • You should be in good health because medical history can increase the chances of complications
    • You should avoid smoking before the surgery as smoking can delay the healing process and can increase surgical risks)
    • You are done with breastfeeding and no future plans for pregnancy
    • You should have a stable weight for at least 6 months

    If you are considering breast reduction surgery, it’s better to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals, concerns, and what you hope to achieve through surgery.

    Dr. Rajat Gupta

    MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
    DNB (Plastic Surgery)

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 13 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.

    Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email:

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