Age, body weight, and genetics may all contribute to breast size. Changes in hormones brought on by pregnancy, drugs, or thyroid problems may also be on the list of reasons for the increase in breast size. Larger breasts can cause discomfort and self-consciousness, which is something that many women suffer with.
At different times, I’ve been asked about the various methods that can be used to reduce large cup sizes to smaller ones.
All will be explained in this article on how to go from a D-cup size to a more manageable B-size. You will have a variety of options to address your problem, including home treatments and breast reduction surgery.
Struggling With Heavy Breasts? Effective Tips For Breast Reduction
Several non-surgical natural methods can decrease breast size. Methods that lower body fat percentage may be effective because breast tissue is primarily composed of fat.
However, I always tell women that, depending on the patient’s overall health and the cause of their large breasts—which may include obesity or hormonal disorders—the best technique for breast reduction will vary. Here are some ways(natural and surgical) to reduce cup size from D to B.
Adipose tissue, or fat, makes up the majority of the breasts. The size of a person’s breasts might decrease with weight loss and oftentimes I have seen this happen with a lot of women. Weight loss can be achieved by adhering to a diet and lifestyle where energy expenditure exceeds caloric intake, that is, being in a calorie deficit. The reduction of breast size could result from this weight loss.
I recommend a person should prioritize consuming low-calorie, high-nutrient meals while changing their diet to lose weight. All of the following foods can promote healthy weight loss and make one feel full: fruits, vegetables, lean meats like grilled chicken, and fatty seafood like salmon.
Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor or midwife concerning diet changes.
Likewise, diet and exercise can aid in the reduction of body fat, which over time may also aid in the reduction of breast size.
I find many people thinking that exercising in particular places can burn fat in those areas and while this idea has been proven to be incorrect and a myth, workouts like push-ups and other chest workouts will tone the muscles in the arms and chest, but they won’t reduce breast fat.
The key focus should be on overall body fat loss and increased heart rate from cardiovascular exercises is a highly effective way to burn fat. I always suggest people try swimming, jogging, or fast walks, depending on their level of health and fitness.
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery is a method where excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts to reduce their size. The procedure is usually done through either traditional surgical methods or more minimally invasive ones like liposuction or laser-assisted liposuction.
The correct type of surgery you need will depend on a variety of factors, including your health, overall goals, and the cup size you want after the surgery.
Usually, general anesthesia is used during breast reduction surgery, so you will be pain-free and asleep. I always advise, that if you are not comfortable with the traditional breast reduction surgery, you can opt for the minimally invasive method like liposuction or laser-assisted liposuction.
Following a breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be sore, swollen, and bruised. You can be asked to wear bandages for about two days after surgery and are advised to avoid strenuous or vigorous activity for one to two weeks. You should also avoid heavy lifting and stop exercising and other vigorous activities for at least four weeks.
The hormone, estrogen plays a significant role in the development of breast tissue. So reducing excess estrogen could reduce breast size, especially in people with hormonal imbalance problems. Also, Hormonal contraceptives contain estrogen and progesterone and can make your breasts grow in size. This effect usually goes away again once you stop taking the medication.
One way to lower your body’s estrogen levels is by altering your diet. I would recommend lowering your alcohol consumption, increasing physical activity, and even following a Mediterranean-style diet to achieve this.
You should also avoid foods rich in estrogen like soy products and dairy, which can contribute to breast growth instead of reducing them. You can talk to your doctor about estrogen-lowering drugs best for you.
Binding and breast massage therapy
Binding is a lifestyle change that requires wrapping material tightly around the breasts to flatten them.
Although binding can make breasts appear smaller and sometimes more comfortable, it will not stop breast tissue from growing or shrinking.
Another effective natural way to reduce breast size is by breast massage. Research has shown that massaging the breast tissue regularly could potentially decrease the amount of fat deposits. But I would add that you would see slight changes from consistent regular or weekly massage therapy. You can use coconut oil during the massage to improve your skin elasticity.
Wearing a minimizer bras
With a minimizer bra, your breasts will appear smaller and less noticeable by distributing the tissue around them equally. This is a good way to improve the fit of your clothes and temporarily reduce the size of your breasts when you go out.
Minimizer bras cannot change your Breast size permanently but can make them appear smaller by creating an illusion. Also, minimizer bras appear natural underneath clothes because they are composed of a light, silky material.
Large breasts can cause major pain or be an inconvenience for certain individuals. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy diet are two natural ways that people can reduce the size of their breasts. Breasts can appear smaller by wearing certain binders and bras.
It’s important to realize that every person’s body is different and that what works for one person cannot work for another.
Your comfort and well-being should always come first, regardless of whether you opt for natural remedies, physical activity, dietary adjustments, or surgery. The outcome you want is achievable and you should speak to your doctor first to make informed decisions.