Many women have breasts that are too large for their bodies. This can lead to a range of medical and functional issues, with breast reduction surgery one of the most effective solutions.
In a functional and aesthetic sense, the ideal breast size for a woman is generally considered to be one that’s proportionate to their height, shoulder, and waist diameter. So, for women who measure 5’3, their breasts should complement the frame of their body and allow them to move freely without discomfort.
Our head surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, is a double board-certified surgeon who specialises in breast surgery. With extensive experience in the field, he has the skills and expertise to design a bespoke surgical approach, taking into account each patient’s unique anatomy and desired aesthetic.
Ideal Breast Size Based on Height
It’s important for women to have a breast size that’s in proportion with the rest of their body, including both their height and weight.
In general, taller women have wider chests so they can manage a larger breast size, whereas a C or D cup may overwhelm the frame of a smaller woman. If your breasts are too large, this may lead to functional issues such as chronic lower back pain and bra indentations.
Ideal Breast Size Based on Body Shape
There isn’t one specific breast size that perfectly fits all women. However, there is a breast size that is proportionate for each body shape.
Women with apple-shaped bodies typically have a wider waist and more abdominal fat. Therefore, in order to balance the proportions, fuller and sizeable breasts are ideal.
Often considered the most desirable figure, hourglass-shaped bodies are typically characterised by a proportionate upper and lower body. A small-to-moderate breast size is best for this shape.
Similar to the hourglass figure, but without a well-defined waist. A fuller breast size complements the proportions of a rectangle-shaped body, providing a noticeable curve.
Women with pear-shaped bodies usually have full hips and a defined waist. In order to balance the proportions, moderately-sized breasts are ideal.
Ideal Breast Size Based on Preferences
Many women seek to modify their breasts in order to enhance their figure. For example, some may wish to increase their size through breast augmentation, while others may desire a smaller size via breast reduction.
Your lifestyle can also affect what you might consider an ideal breast size. For instance, if you’re athletic and have a physically-exerting job, smaller and lighter breasts may be preferable over larger, heavy ones.
What If Breasts Are Too Big for Body Type, Height, or Preferences?
If your breasts are too big for your height, body type, and personal preference, one of the most effective solutions is to get a breast reduction. While surgery can be a daunting thought for many women, the excellent, life-changing results make the whole process worthwhile.
Breast reduction surgery removes breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce and reshape the size of a woman’s breasts. The main aim of the procedure is to provide women with a more proportionate figure and alleviate some of the issues caused by large breasts.
Benefits of a Breast Reduction
There are several key benefits of a breast reduction:
- Aesthetically, the procedure can help women to achieve their ideal figure by providing them with breasts that are more proportional to the frame of their body.
- In a functional sense, breast reduction surgery can alleviate the chronic pain often experienced in the back, neck, and shoulders of women with large, cumbersome breasts. This enables them to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.
How Much is a Breast Reduction?
The general cost of breast reduction surgery in London at the CREO Clinic starts from £8,900. However, as a bespoke surgery, the exact price of your procedure will be determined by an initial consultation with Dr Tillo.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Once the anaesthetic has been administered, the surgeon will make the relevant incisions around your breasts, ready for the removal of breast tissue. After the desired amount of fat and skin tissue has been successfully removed from your breasts, the incisions are then closed with dissolvable stitches to tighten the remaining skin.
How Long is Breast Reduction Recovery?
Immediately after your breast reduction, you may experience some swelling and tenderness in the affected area. However, this should gradually dissipate over the first 2-3 weeks, allowing you to return to work.
When Can You See Results For Breast Reduction?
Your breasts will be noticeably smaller immediately after the procedure. However, they may feel tight and appear slightly higher than expected. The final results of breast reduction surgery typically become visible once the post-surgical swelling has completely subsided. This can take up to 3-6 months.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
If you have breasts that aren’t proportionate to your height and think breast reduction surgery is the best solution, contact us to schedule a 1-on-1 consultation with CREO Clinic today.
Our double board-certified surgeon, Dr Tillo, will be able to discuss your desired aesthetic, as well as your suitability for the procedure.