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Do you recommend losing the weight before a breast reduction?

Q:

I'm 19 years old, 154lbs, and 5'2" tall. My bra size is 34D. I'm an athletic person and my breasts just get in the way. When exercising, and simple work, I have back and neck problems from my breasts. I've always wanted an A cup. It's my dream size. Is it possible to have an A cup from this? I am also in the process of losing weight. I'm trying to get to 120. Do you recommend losing the weight first? If I lost weight after, will it effect the new breast size?

A:

Does a woman have to loose weight before a breast reduction? No.  (And surgery can make exercise much more comfortable, and successful.)

On the other hand; Does a woman get a better reduction procedure after reaching their goal weight?  Probably yes.  Your surgeon can then match your surgery to your current body proportions.  Major weight loss after a reduction may cause increased settling or drooping of the breasts -- less beautiful results. 

As far as your goal of an A cup size, I suggest you have an in-person consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon. 

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