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How to Reduce Breast Size: Natural Methods vs. Plastic Surgery

Whether you always had a large chest, or it developed after pregnancy or weight gain, chest size can be frustrating for some women.

Many women struggle with large breasts; back and neck pain, sport choices, poor posture etc. can get in the way of living their everyday life.

In these situations, there are a few options to reduce breast size. Women can consider several natural options for breast reduction or decide that breast reduction surgery is the right move.

If you have tried all of the natural options below and have not see any results, breast reduction surgery may be your option.

A consultation with Mr Fitton is a great first step in determining if surgery is right for you.

A consultation with Mr Fitton is a great first step in determining if breast reduction surgery is right for you.

Why consider a Breast Reduction?

It makes sense to start by trying the least invasive method first.

Natural options are a great starting point for women who do not want to jump into breast reduction surgery right away. Genetics, body weight, and age can affect breast size. Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, medications, or thyroid issues can also have an impact.

Below are some natural breast reduction options that work well for many women:

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Natural Breast Reduction Options

There are some natural options that may reduce breast size without surgery. Breasts contain mostly fat, so strategies that reduce overall body fat may work well.


Many people mistakenly believe that targeted exercises can burn fat in a specific area. While push-ups and other chest exercises will tone the arm and chest muscles, they will not directly remove fat from the breasts themselves. The key is to burn fat throughout the body.

Cardiovascular exercises that increase a person’s heart rate are highly effective at burning fat. Depending on health and fitness factors, people can try running, swimming, or taking brisk walks.


It’s no surprise that by losing body fat you can reduce your breast size.

People can lose body fat by using up more calories than they eat, and by eating a healthful diet. A low-calorie, highly nutritious diet can indirectly help to shrink breast tissue.

Focus on eating nutrient-dense foods that are low in calories. Fruits, vegetables, fatty fish, such as salmon, and lean meats, such as grilled chicken, can help you feel full while still supporting healthy weight loss.

Bra Comfort

A good bra cannot permanently change your breast size, but minimiser bras can create the illusion of smaller breasts. These bras change the breast shape to make the breasts look flatter and higher on the chest.

Some minimiser bras also offer more supportive straps, which may reduce back and neck pain.

Surgical Breast Reduction Options

Breast reduction in Plymouth has become more and more common for women of all ages. Mr Fitton, a well-renowned plastic surgeon, has years of experience in the industry and will guide you through the procedure so can make a comfortable decision.

Breast reduction surgery, also known as a mastoplasty, removes excess breast tissue to reduce breast size. Opting to reduce the size of your breasts can help relieve back pain and make it easier to find well-fitting clothes. It will help to increase your confidence which is why the procedure is a popular choice.

Breast reduction surgery may be right for you if you have overly large breasts which cause you discomfort on a daily basis or your breasts increased considerably in size during or after pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Mr Fitton can use one of several different surgical techniques when performing breast reduction; which technique he will use depends on the patient’s existing breast anatomy, the type and amount of tissue to be removed, and your desired outcome.

Liposuction for Breast Reduction

In certain cases, breast reduction can be performed using liposuction alone.

The advantages of liposuction for breast reduction are a shorter, less invasive procedure, virtually undetectable scars on the breast, and lasting results.

However, this technique will only achieve optimal results in certain patients. The best candidates are those who need or desire a slight to moderate reduction in breast size, have good skin elasticity and little to no sagging to correct, and whose excess breast size is largely due to excess fatty tissue.

If you have sagging, asymmetrical breasts, stretched skin, or a more significant amount of tissue to remove, one of the next breast reduction techniques will probably benefit you the most.

Inverted-T Breast Reduction

The inverted-T breast reduction involves 3 incisions: one around the edge of the areola, one vertically from the areola to the breast crease, and one made along the crease underneath the breast.

Because this technique allows for the maximum degree of tissue removal and reshaping, Mr Fitton will typically use this approach if a patient needs a more significant breast size reduction and/or has considerable sagging or asymmetry to correct.

The scars resulting from an inverted-T breast reduction are similar to those from a vertical reduction, with one additional, thin scar running along the crease beneath the breast. With proper care, scars typically fade considerably over the first year or so after surgery and are easily concealed by clothing.

Vertical Breast Reduction

Patients who need a moderate reduction in breast size and have more noticeable sagging are often good candidates for a vertical breast reduction. This involves two incision sites: one is around the edge of the areola, and a second incision running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold, or the crease beneath the breast. This incision pattern allows a cosmetic surgeon to remove excess fat, skin and breast tissue, reshape the new smaller breast internally, and lift the breast into a more youthful position.

While a vertical breast reduction leaves some scarring on the breast, it is limited to the area below the nipple and therefore can be easily hidden beneath a bra or bikini top.

How much does Breast Reduction Surgery cost?

The investment for a breast reduction starts at approximately £5,597. This includes your surgeon, the procedure and aftercare.

Actual costs vary depending on the provider hospital you choose to have your surgery with.


Managing your expectations about plastic surgery is important regardless of which procedure you wish to have done.

Before you go ahead, be sure about your reasons for wanting breast surgery. Bear in mind the cost, the risks, and the fact the results cannot be guaranteed.  

It’s critical to have realistic expectations about plastic surgery, and also to ensure you are on the same page as your surgeon.

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About your Plastic Surgeon: Mr Antony Fitton

MB, BS(hons)., MD., FRCS(eng)., FRCS(plast).

Mr Antony R Fitton qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1989 with distinction in Surgery. He holds a MB, BS(hons)., MD., FRCS(eng). and FRCS(plast). (Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons).

He is a member of BAPRAS (British Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons), BAAPS (British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand).

Mr Fitton has received the Paton & Masser Award and the CM Matthews Award from the Royal College of Surgeons of England  or his research in nerve injury.

Mr Fitton is licensed as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon by the GMC.

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