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I wonder what smaller breasts will be like?

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 16 April 2015

It is likely that if you have larger breasts that impact your day to day functioning, self esteem and mood, you have wondered what it would be like if they were smaller. Will your posture change? Will your confidence improve? Will you change your whole wardrobe?

We asked women in our customer survey what they hoped and expected after breast surgery:

  • "honestly to have perky boobs that sit up by themselves and look great beneath my clothing would be a dream"
  • "I will be able to shop without frustration, run without having to hold on to them, it will boost my confidence."
  • "I feel as if a reduction would give me that "weight lifted off my shoulders" feeling."
  • 'Nervous, excited, scared but a world of possibilities!"
  • "Having considerable back pain each day it would be great not to be on medication."

It is okay to think of what might be.  As you can see from some of the responses having larger breasts reduced is more than just a physical issue, they effect the way you see yourself and your self confidence. Smaller breasts can always increase with a number of options:

  • padded bras
  • Style of bra
  • breast enlargement options

To reduce the size of your breasts is a big decision that you need to consider carefully but it can be life changing in more ways than one.

Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a safe and effective option for women with large, heavy breasts. Women with large breasts may not only be dissatisfied with their body image, but also experience physical pain and discomfort, including back or shoulder pain in addition to suffering from skin irritation, bra strap indentations, concerns with posture, and limitations with physical exercise.

The best candidates for this surgery include:

  • Women whose breasts are fully developed and breasts are enlarged (generally, a size D or larger)
  • Healthy women who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers (smoking may delay healing and increase the risk of complications).


Dr Jamie BurtAuthor:Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.
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