Can the Breasts be Reduced to Any Size with Breast Reduction Surgery?

It is very possible to achieve the desired size breasts with breast reduction surgery.

For most women, the main goal is to have enough tissue removed to alleviate the symptoms caused by large breasts, i.e., shoulder, back and neck pain. Another issue women have is that they want to be able to buy clothes “off the rack.” In addition, another major concern is how shapely will the new breasts be and how visible are the resulting scars?

A Drastic Breast Reduction is Not Always Best Practice

Some women are so frustrated with their large breasts they ask for the extreme of having them removed, as in a mastectomy. However, it needs to be stated that for a drastic reduction there is more potential for complications. When huge amounts of tissue are removed, consideration must be given to the effect of blood supply and nerve supply of the breast.

Every patient is unique and needs to have excellent communication with her surgeon to understand what is possible in reaching her goals.

Looking at many before and after pictures with your surgeon can help you understand what results you might expect. There are different techniques for breast reduction surgery, and each will give different resulting shapes.

For the various options available to each patient, it is of utmost importance that a woman chooses a Board Certified Plastic surgeon that is an expert in breast surgery.

About Dr. Delgado

Dr. Miguel Delgado has been perfecting his breast surgery skills since 1988 with such procedures as Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Revision, Breast Reduction, and Male Breast Reduction, also known as Gynecomastia.

Schedule a Consultation

Today, Dr. Delgado is considered as an expert breast surgeon, and he invites you to call (415 898-4161) or email ( to schedule a consultation at his San Francisco or Marin County office. At the consultation, Miguel Delgado, M.D. will perform a detailed examination after which he will be able to give you his expert advice as to what procedure will give you your desired result.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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