Breast Reduction from an “H” Cup to a “C/D” Cup Brings Great Relief

Breast reduction surgery can be extremely effective in improving or alleviating the symptoms associated with markedly enlarged, pendulous breasts. As I have enumerated elsewhere, some of these symptoms and problems include:

  •  neck, back and shoulder pain
  •  rashes
  •  skin ulcers or breakdown
  •  localized skin infections
  •  foul odors
  •  headaches
  •  numbness of the fingers and hands
  •  difficulty, embarrassment or avoidance in engaging in sports, jogging and other physical activities
  •  labored breathing when standing and/or reclining due to their heavy weight on the chest
  •  having to sleep in a recliner rather than in bed due to their weight or elongated size
  •  having a hard time finding clothes that fit or are attractive
  •  difficulty in finding bras that fit and are supportive and are not extremely expensive
  •  decreased self-esteem
  •  constant fixation on their large breasts
  •  people either staring their breasts or making unwanted comments regarding their enlarged size
  •  decreased feelings of sexual attractiveness

The following 30 year old patient of mine was experiencing a multitude of the symptoms listed above due to her prodigious sized 34H breasts (photos A, C and E). These all added up to have a substantially negative impact on her quality of life.

A) Before breast reduction - frontal view

A) Before breast reduction – frontal view

B) After breast reduction - frontal view

B) After breast reduction – frontal view

C) Before breast reduction - side view

C) Before breast reduction – side view

D) After breast reduction - side view

D) After breast reduction – side view

E) Before breast reduction - oblique view

E) Before breast reduction – oblique view

F) After breast reduction - oblique view

F) After breast reduction – oblique view

She underwent breast reduction surgery that employed an inverted T-shaped incision but kept the nipple areola complex attached to the underlying tissues. A total of 729 grams were removed from the right side and 711 grams on the left for a total reduction of 1440 grams or 3.2 lbs (photos B, D and F – at 6 months postoperatively). Her bra size went all the way down to a 34C/D.

Between the complete resolution of her symptoms and the marked improvement in the appearance of her breasts, she was extremely happy and excited with the results from her breast reduction surgery.

If you would like more information on breast reductions or for any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or to schedule your consultation, please contact may office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona