Should I Consider Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss?Posted on February 10, 2021
If you’ve lost weight to get to a healthy BMI, congratulations! You probably look and feel better than you did with the excess weight, and you’ve taken an essential step in improving your health. But if you’re like many women who lose weight, you may be unhappy with weight change’s effects on your breasts.
Breast tissue primarily consists of fat, in combination with glandular tissue. So when you lose body weight by reducing fat, you also lose breast volume. That shrinkage can be a disappointing surprise. You may also experience some breast sagging after weight loss, which can be another discouraging outcome of your weight-loss efforts.
How Breast Augmentation Helps After Weight Loss
Breast augmentation aims to add volume to your breasts and give them a rounder, fuller, more attractive shape. By surgically inserting silicone or saline implants, the procedure can bring the size of your breasts into balance with your other features. That might be just what your body needs if you lose weight and wish that so much of the loss hadn’t come from your breasts.
Breast augmentation can restore more alluring curves to breasts that have flattened with weight loss. It can also help correct mild to moderate sagging by filling the breasts back to, or even beyond, their pre-weight-loss dimensions.
When to Consider a Breast Lift With Augmentation
Sometimes, weight loss leads to more significant breast sagging. This phenomenon happens when skin that has stretched over fat-plumped breasts doesn’t have the elasticity to spring back and tighten over breasts that are now smaller. This condition is common among women who lose a significant amount of weight. It also becomes more of a problem as you grow older, as your skin naturally loosens and becomes less resilient with age.
If your nipples fall below the creases beneath your breasts, chances are you’ll need a breast lift with your augmentation to achieve a youthful and attractive look. A breast lift removes excess skin from your breasts to tighten them and raise their profile. It also reshapes the breast tissue for an attractive, youthful shape.
What If I Gain Weight Again After Getting Implants?
It’s best to have implants when you are close to your ideal weight, as breast size and shape can change with weight fluctuations. For the same reason, after you get your implants, you should stick to healthy eating and exercise habits to maintain a stable weight. If you do gain weight again in the years after your surgery, it won’t affect the implants themselves. But it might change the balance of your body’s proportions.
Relatively small weight gains — 10 to 15 pounds — won’t significantly impact your breast size and body proportions. But larger gains could bring disappointment with the look of your augmented breasts. If that happens, the best solution will be to lose the weight again. It’s not a good idea to have implants placed or changed when you are over a healthy weight range.
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