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If I am a DDD or bigger breast size how much could you take off?
The approximate amount of breast tissue removed during a breast reduction will be determined after consultation with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Your goals for breast reduction will factor into what this amount will be. Remember also that bra sizing is quite variable, so for example, if you are currently a DDD and want to go down to a D cup, you may still be a C cup in one brand or DD in another brand/manufacturer. Viewing examples of other breast reduction patients’ before and after pictures may help you determine the scale of change in breast size you desire.
Thorough discussion with your surgeon will help ensure that you obtain your desired outcome. Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area by visiting the ASAPS website home page.