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Can breast reduction surgery cause weight gain?

There is a common myth among women in Beverly Hills that breast reduction surgery can cause weight gain.  The fact is, the perception is very different from the reality.  The simple answer here is that there is no correlation between breast reduction surgery and weight gain.  Breast reduction directly impacts a woman’s overall proportions and it can appear as though women have gained weight following surgery.  With larger breasts, a woman’s torso and hips actually appear smaller.  When breasts are reduced, it can actually make the hips and torso appear larger.  It is important to note that after breast reduction surgery, the ratio between the breasts, hips, torso, and waist have fundamentally changed.

In fact, many women find that they lose weight following a breast reduction in Beverly Hills.  This can often be attributed to the procedure easing pressure on the neck and back, allowing patients to be more physically active.  In many cases, women with overly large breasts are forced to limit their physical activity due to pain in their neck and back.  By having breast reduction in Beverly Hills, the excess tissue and weight of the breasts is removed, and women often find themselves much more active.

Following breast reduction, women can also see an improvement in posture.  Since the pressure on the neck and back is alleviated, women can usually see an improvement in posture allowing them to stand taller following surgery.  This allows them to hold their shoulders up and back, allowing them to correct the “hunched-over” appearance that many women with overly-large breasts can experience.

Since the main culprit can be proportions, causing women to feel as though they appear to gain weight after the procedure, some women choose to have additional plastic surgery procedures to adjust the overall appearance of the body.  These procedures can include a tummy tuck and liposuction to create a smaller, more firm torso appearance.  In many cases, these procedures can be performed simultaneously to produce amazing results in one overall treatment.

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, but are not sure if proportions will cause you to appear heavier, Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Raffi Hovsepian.  He meets with each patient individually to determine individual circumstances that may impact the final results.