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Can My Breast Size Be Reduced with Exercise and Diet?

Women with overly large breasts often suffer from back pain, neck pain, and a variety of other negative physical and emotional side effects. Due to these concerns, it is not uncommon for some women to seek a diet and/or exercise routine in an attempt to reduce their breast size.

For certain women, losing weight can impact their breast size to a degree. Unfortunately, the composition of breasts prevents this result from being universal—breasts are made up of both fibrous tissue and fatty tissue, and every breast has a different percentage of each (there is even a distinction between a person’s own two breasts!). The fatty tissue present in breasts can sometimes be reduced with a healthier lifestyle, but the dense fibrous tissue will remain unchanged. Additionally, it is possible to see little to no change in breast size, since weight loss cannot be targeted to a specific region of the body. 

Women who find that weight loss is unable to reduce their breasts to a size that is more comfortable and manageable may be able to benefit from breast reduction surgery. This procedure is designed to help eliminate excess tissue in the breasts (both fatty and fibrous), and can help reshape them to a size that is more proportionate to the patient’s body frame. 

If you are interested in finding a way to reduce the size of your breasts, please contact The Ottawa Clinic to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons and find out if breast reduction surgery can help.