I’m considering a Breast Reduction next year in Spring 2010. I’m 5 ft tall and about 50 lbs. overweight. I have many problems regarding my large breasts: from rashes to neck pain and all. I have a 36 DD and want to go to a lower B size. What is your opinion? I thank you in advance for your answer.

A: breast reduction

If you feel you are overweight, you may want to lose some weight prior to a breast reduction. This will help minimize any complications such as infection, wound healing problems or blood clots if you go into the surgery at a lower weight. Losing some weight before surgery may also be reflected in your breast size, which may become smaller. To go from a DD bra cup to a B may be difficult in that the breast size may become slightly flattened in appearance; give some thought to becoming a C cup in order to maintain a nice breast shape.

Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your weight and to determine the best time to proceed with your breast reduction. A breast reduction procedure should most definitely improve your issues of neck pain and skin rashes.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno