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Why Would Someone Want Smaller Breasts?

Posted December 20, 2017 in Breast Revision

Al Cohn Breast Reduction Patient 3 months post surgeryMany women are unsatisfied with their breast size and wish they had larger, fuller breasts. However, overly large breasts can cause a myriad of problems. Women who suffer emotionally and physically as a result of their naturally large breasts can undergo breast reduction surgery. Others may have had breast augmentation surgery but experience complications or are unhappy with their breast size due to changes caused by time, gravity, and aging. Breast revision is a procedure that can be performed to replace or remove breast implants to achieve smaller breasts or to correct complications.

Reasons for Breast Revision to Reduce Breast Size

Lifestyle Changes

As trends come and go and women grow older and adopt different lifestyles, their ideal breast size and shape might change. Some women find that larger breasts make it difficult to participate in physical activity. Others might feel their fuller breasts are inappropriate as they advance or change their career paths.

Weight Fluctuations

Weight fluctuations, whether weight gain or loss, can impact the appearance of the breasts. Mothers might experience transformations in the look of the breasts caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding. If the breasts become too large, breast revision can remove the implants or replace them with smaller ones to balance out the increased breast tissue or fat.

Incorrect Initial Sizing

Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure to ensure the best and most satisfying results. There are many implant shapes, sizes, types, textures, and profiles as well as incision options available. The majority of women are happy with their outcome, but women who decide they may have gone too large or too small can opt for a secondary procedure to change their size.

Other Reasons for Breast Revision

Botched Results

When undergoing surgery, it would be nice if you could trust any medical professional. However, not every doctor in the medical field is qualified to perform breast augmentation surgery. To avoid botched results, it is crucial to that you see a board-certified plastic surgeon if you’re considering plastic surgery to ensure a safe and efficient surgical experience.


Breast surgery techniques and implant options are continuously becoming more and more safe, but every woman’s body is different and may react differently to breast augmentation surgery. Complications are not life-threatening but can create aesthetic changes to the breasts. Common breast implant complications include capsular contracture (hardening of the breast implant), double bubble (shifting of the breast implant), rippling or wrinkling of the breast implant, and rupture or leakage of the breast implant.