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Can Significant Weight Loss Affect Breast Augmentation Results?

Cutting right to the chase, yes, weight loss will affect the results of your breast augmentation. Dr. Hovsepian will recommend that you wait until you are at your ideal weight before you even consider getting breast implants. A study published in an issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that women are typically satisfied with the results of their breast augmentation immediately following the procedure.  Women who go on to lose weight become dissatisfied with the results because the breasts change in shape and volume.

The same goes for if a woman becomes pregnant after a breast augmentation.  The weight gain and weight loss drastically affects the contour of the breasts that can forever alter the results of the procedure. Any plastic surgeon will recommend that you stay at your ideal weight when you have the surgery and will advise that you wait to have a breast augmentation until you are sure you will not be getting pregnant in the future.

The volume of the breasts can change even if you only lose 10 or 15 pounds; however, the most noticeable changes occur when there is massive weight loss due to diet, exercise or even bariatric surgery.

The same goes for any woman considering a Breast Reduction surgery.  It is best to be at your ideal weight before committing to any surgical procedures.  Reducing the size of the breasts alters the shape and volume, further weight loss, or weigh gain for that matter will change your results.

Dr. Hovsepian will review your current weigh and health situation in your initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for a breast procedure. He will answer any questions and concerns you may have about the operation as well as go over any risks or complications that may occur from the procedure. Call us today for a consultation!