Should I Consider Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss?

Losing a significant amount of weight is a tremendous milestone for countless patients. You’ve put in the work by eating right, exercising, and now your body is starting to visibly change. The fruits of your hard work are finally here. Unfortunately, sometimes weight loss isn’t that simple.

Weight loss and weight gain can radically affect how your body looks. After gaining weight, your skin will stretch out. And as a result, even after you lose it, the skin will still be loose and saggy. This is just the way the body works. One negative aspect of losing weight is how it can transform your skin and create a loose, sagging contour. Although there are some actions you can take to remove excess skin and create a more flattering frame.

If you’ve recently lost a good amount of weight, you may notice your breasts look different. They can appear less firm and disproportionately larger than the rest of the body. This can be frustrating, but you do not have to be discouraged. Luckily, there are some ways to reduce the excess skin and improve the overall appearance of your breasts. Below we’ll go through what options to consider, and how you can make an informed decision.

Choosing the Best Breast Procedure

Since breasts come in all shapes and sizes, Dr. Sanjay Lalla offers several procedures to enhance your breasts, such as Breast Augmentation, Lift Surgery, and Combined Lift and Breast Augmentation.

Breast Augmentation

Sometimes referred to as a boob job, breast augmentation describes a surgical procedure where breast implants or fat is transferred to your breasts to increase the size and shape. This surgery is great for people who have lost significant weight, as it reduces sagging and drooping of the breasts. In addition, the benefits of breast augmentation include increasing fullness, texture, and projection of breasts, as well as improving the balance of breast and hip contours.

Lift Surgery

A mastopexy, commonly referred to as a breast lift, is a procedure used to reduce the sagginess of breasts and make them appear more youthful. The procedure involves removing excess skin around surrounding tissue, which creates a more youthful appearance. Unlike breast augmentation, this surgery does not increase breast size. However, some patients choose to pair the two together for fuller, larger breasts.

Combined Lift and Breast Augmentation

A great option for patients who have gone through dramatic weight loss, breast augmentation paired with lift surgery will create firm, large breasts while reducing sagginess and excess skin.

Which Breast Procedure Will Work for Me?

Reaching your goal weight and still being unhappy with how you look can be disheartening. With that said, each situation is unique and requires individual attention and care. If you have lost a considerable amount of weight and wish to minimize sagging, a combined lift and breast augmentation may work best for you. This is because the surgery will return the breasts to a more natural shape.

With two offices in Millburn and West Orange, Dr. Sanjay Lalla is northern New Jersey’s No.1 board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in a variety of cosmetic breast procedures. Healthy-looking breasts can play a critical component in a woman’s sense of femininity, self-esteem, and a positive body image.

Now is the perfect time to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Lalla. Dial (973) 324-9455 to get started with your augmentation surgery today.