Will A 300cc Breast Reduction Change My Breast Size From A DD Cup To A C Cup?

Q:   I’m considering a breast reduction with the hope of going from a 36DD to a C cup. The surgeon is anticipating approx 300 cc reduction on each breast.  Will that leave me with a C cup or less?

A: I would have to say that this is a question that your surgeon should answer for you since he/she has actually seen you and is in a better position to answer.

That being said, a 300cc reduction in breast volume for most women will not take a DD cup down to C, let alone less than a C cup. A 300cc reduction is quite small and would not qualify for an insurance-covered breast reduction because of the small amount of breast tissue being removed. Unless you are quite a small person, this will not cause a significant reduction in your breast size. I would go back and revisit this issue with your surgeon as there appears to be different levels of expectations in the end result. Breast reduction is a significant operation that is changing breast size at the expense of permanent scars. You want to make sure that in accepting this trade-off you are getting the breast size reduction that you desire.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana