Breast Reduction After Weight Loss | Kansas City, KS

Weight loss is a significant accomplishment. You’ve worked hard to acquire your new, fit body, and now it’s time to ensure that your breasts match the new you. You may have noticed changes, especially if your weight loss was extreme. Whether you’ve lost weight through diet and exercise alone, or through bariatric surgery, your breasts may appear to have “deflated” or are sagging. There are a few things to consider before pursuing breast reduction following a weight loss.

Your Weight Comes First

breast reduction weight loss kansas city, ksWhen you begin a weight loss journey, it can be tempting to rush the process. After all, you’ve worked hard and you want to see results right away, including having your breasts match your new appearance. It’s important, however, to wait until you’ve reached your ideal weight before seeking surgery. Further weight loss will negatively impact your results, and may even require further surgery. Once you’ve reached and maintained your goal weight, talk to your doctor about whether a reduction would help you reach your final goal.

You May Need More than One Breast Reduction Surgery

Depending upon your body’s response to weight loss, you may need to consider more than one surgical procedure for optimum results. Skin doesn’t always snap back from significant weight loss. Sagging, pouchy skin may be left behind. Your surgeon can help you decide if a body lift, in addition to breast reduction surgery, is in your best interest.

Size Matters

Your new breast size is a serious consideration. A significant change in size, for example from a cup size DD down to a B cup, may require more than one surgery. Your ideal size will depend on your personal preference and your body type and size. Your doctor can help you decide what size will ultimately be the best for you. A reduction not only helps reduce sagging and gives you back a perkier, more youthful profile. It can help improve your ability to move and exercise easily, making maintaining your new fitness level easier. Contact Dr. Jon E. Rast today about whether breast reduction after weight loss is right for you.


Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me? | Kansas City, KS

If you’ve had children, or recently lost weight, you may notice a sagging in the tummy region. Or, you may wish to remove excess abdominal fat that is resistant to your efforts at dieting and exercise. With today’s cosmetic procedures, you have options for any challenge you may be facing. We can help you determine the right course of action, one that will best suit your lifestyle and help you reach your goals.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

tummy tuck kansas city, ksAn abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck,” is a procedure that creates a firmer, flatter tummy area by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the supporting abdominal muscles. There are several versions of the procedure, each designed to address specific concerns. What a tummy tuck is not is a one-size-fits-all procedure or a substitute for exercise and diet for weight loss.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

If you are a non-smoker,  are able to retain a good level of fitness, without significant weight gain or loss, and are generally in good health, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Other considerations include your goals. If you have not been able to lose a stubborn “pouch” after weight loss or childbearing, a tummy tuck may be the right option.

What are the Alternatives?

In some cases, a tummy tuck is not the right choice. If you’ve lost weight through diet and exercise and are maintaining a healthy fitness level, yet have excess fat in the abdominal area that is resistant to your fitness efforts, a tummy tuck may seem like the logical solution. In some cases, however, a tummy tuck is not the appropriate procedure. If the excess skin present is minimal, you may wish to consider liposuction instead. Call us today at (913) 451-3722 for a consultation, to talk about your options and which procedure is right for you.