Husband Upset About Wife’s Breast Reduction Surgery?

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San Francisco, CA-Some women in need of breast reduction surgery may find some difficult obstacles they need to overcome before proceeding. There may be issues in getting time off work, arranging for help with children and household duties, someone to pick them up after surgery and give post-operative care for 24 hours.

Dr. Delgado says the most challenging complication may be a husband or significant other who is against the surgery. Many men like their wives the way they are and are very fearful of them having surgery.


This is a 23-year-old resident of San Francisco and seen in the Marin County Office for a breast reduction. She is 5 feet 2 inches, 167 pounds. She underwent an inverted T breast reduction at the Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center. She went from a size DDD to a C cup in size. The photographs are approximately nine months after surgery. Note the nicely fading incisions.

Getting support from your husband can be a big help, so being sensitive to his feelings is definitely something to consider. Here are some suggestions of what you can do to bring him around:

1. Take him to meet your surgeon, let the surgeon explain how the surgery is done.
2. Have your husband see before and after pictures of other patients
3. Be sure he feels comfortable to ask the surgeon any questions he may have
4. Have you explained why you want the surgery?
5. Back and neck pain?
6. Rashes under the breasts?
7. Difficulty in fitting into clothes off the rack?
8. Inability to participate in sports and/or exercise?

Remember the unknown can be scary, the more your husband understands, the less apprehension he may have.


If you decide to proceed without your husband’s support, as many women do, be patient, give him time to adjust. You may want to wait until most of the healing has taken place before revealing your new breasts. Perhaps you could buy some sexy new nighties and clothing that will show off your new figure.

In any case, he will probably appreciate the new you, a woman who is happy with herself and pain free for the first time in many years.

It’s Easy to Schedule a Consultation!

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, you are invited to bring your husband to a consultation with Dr. Delgado, who will explain exactly what can be expected from surgery and answer all your questions. Dr. Delgado will show both of you many before and after pictures of women just like you that say their only misgiving is that they did not have the surgery years ago. Dr. Delgado, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has been performing breast reduction surgery for men and women since 1988.

Call today for an appointment (415 898-4161) or email (, you’ll be glad you did!

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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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