Q: Breast Reduction from B to A Cup – Options, Cost and Scarring?

June 3, 2011
by Dr. Carlin Vickery

Q: I am 21 years old and am uncomfortable with my breast size. I love their shape, but they feel too big for my body, and I constantly wear sports bras to hide their size and make them appear as small as possible. I have been considering a reduction to an A cup for several years, but am not sure what types of surgery would be available. Is there an option that leaves minimal scarring? What would the cost of a surgery like this be?

A: It is unusual for a B size patient to request breast reduction. A surgeon would need to be very convinced that it is in your best interest to reduce you to a true A size. If your breasts are mostly fat, then you might be a candidate for liposuction of the breasts in order to avoid scarring. Alternatively, at this size and if you have good contractile skin, a reduction could be done through an incision in the lower fold of your breast.
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