What size will my breasts be after surgery?
The diameter of the breast footprint on the chest wall is a key determinant of bra cup size. Breast reduction does not reduce this dimension in proportion to the amount of tissue removed, however. Therefore it is not possible to accurately predict final cup size following surgery. Most women drop at least one cup size and those who are DD or larger often decrease by two. The emphasis is not to pursue a specific cup size but rather to remove enough tissue to relieve symptoms, raise the breasts as much as possible, and create the best possible shape. Reduction to a B cup in particular is not a realistic request for the vast majority of women.