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How to Reduce Cup Size from D to B with Breast Reduction


    While many women would like bigger breasts, those with naturally large busts may want quite the opposite! Breast reduction surgery is becoming increasingly popular among individuals who struggle with breast-related discomfort and inconvenience. 

    A quick search online will highlight many natural remedies that promise dramatic results. However, these methods are not proven, can be a huge waste of money, and will leave you disappointed. If you’re wondering how to reduce your cup size from a D to B (or any smaller size), breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is the most effective long-term solution.

    Your guide on how to reduce cup size from D to B

    It’s important to note that each surgery is unique to the individual, so it is crucial that you talk through your options and unique situation with a trusted surgeon to ensure you have realistic expectations.

    When to consider a breast reduction?

    There’s no denying that large breasts can be uncomfortable and frustrating. Large breasted women (and men) can struggle to find supportive bras, swimwear, and clothing that suits their busty silhouette. If this sounds like you, then a breast reduction might be the answer, and is a proven way to help alleviate chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain, as well as any chafing issues related to larger breasts. 

    Not only will a breast reduction help remove physical symptoms and make bra shopping a breeze, but it can also improve posture, boost your self-confidence and help you achieve a more youthful, comfortable, and proportionate silhouette. 

    Reduction mammoplasty can genuinely be a life-changing procedure, helping finalize your weight loss journey, reclaim your body after having children, or simply make you feel more comfortable in your skin. With smaller breasts, you can relieve physical symptoms, sleep better and go about your day-to-day work and exercise without the hassle of an excessive bust.

    What is involved in breast reduction surgery?

    During a breast reduction, your surgeon will carefully remove excess tissue, fat, and skin to contour the breast to your preferred size and shape. 

    When performed at Burbank Plastic Surgery, your initial consultations will involve the use of Vectra 3D technology to help visualize and plan the potential outcome of your reduction mammoplasty. During this consultation, your doctor will also determine which surgical technique best suits your situation.

    Option 1 - Vertical or Lollipop Approach

    This option is ideal for those after a more moderate reduction and involves an incision around the areola and down the breast, similar to the shape of a lollipop.

    Option 2 - Inverted T or Anchor Approach

    If you are seeking a more excessive reduction, your surgeon will likely use the inverted T approach as it allows for the maximum degree of tissue removal and reshaping as the incision goes around the areola, down the breast, and underneath the breast fold.

     After surgery, you will generally be able to return to work after ten days and resume exercise after six weeks. Initial recovery time is around one month; however, results will continue to improve over a year.

    How small can you go with a breast reduction?

    As mentioned above, every surgery is unique, and the level of reduction will be impacted by several factors, including: 

    ●     Breast composition

    ●     Incision technique

    ●     Body type and shape

    ●     Amount of volume there is to lose

    ●     Blood supply to the nipple

     The ultimate goal is to ensure your new breast size compliments the contours and proportions of your body, while also providing a suitable reduction so that you can be rid of pain and discomfort. While your surgeon cannot promise an exact cup size, it is definitely possible to go from a D to a B cup with a breast reduction.

    Ready to begin your breast reduction journey?

    If you are tired of the chronic pain, discomfort, and frustration that comes with oversized breasts, then reach out to the experts at Burbank Plastic Surgery. Our team wants nothing more than to leave you feeling happier, confident, and more comfortable with your body.

    Invest in your well-being and schedule an initial consultation today.