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
When 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.
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.