After losing a significant amount of weight, many women experience stretched or sagging breasts. Pregnancy, aging, genetics, and weight loss following bariatric surgery all can cause stretching of the breast’s internal ligaments and skin.
The breast and the breast skin can only naturally retract a small amount as the breast’s fat cells lose volume. The quality of the skin will affect its ability to shrink after weight loss – thinner, more stretched skin will retract less than thicker, more youthful skin.
As a result of this breast sagging, you may be finding your self-esteem is not what it used to be and that you now avoid wearing your favorite types of clothing or swimsuits. Fortunately, help is at hand. An experienced plastic surgeon can carry out a single surgery or combination of surgeries to correct these issues and return your breasts to a younger, perkier shape. After your surgery, they’ll be larger, fuller, and sit higher on the chest.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation With Implants
Consider these advantages of breast enhancement surgery.
- Reduced sagging or drooping of the breasts
- Sexier and more youthful breast shape
- Enhanced overall body contour
- Improved self-confidence and body image
Combined Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Surgery
When the breasts sag significantly after weight loss, the patient may require more than breast implant surgery alone. Instead, Dr. Pugash may suggest combining a breast augmentation and breast lift. The breast lift will remove excess skin and allow for perkier breasts once the implants are in place. Not only can this reduce the overall cost of both surgeries, but it may also reduce recovery time and downtime.
When Is the Right Time for Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss?
Timing is essential when it comes to planning your plastic surgery after weight loss. We always recommend you reach your target body weight before considering any additional surgeries to improve your body contour.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
The best candidates are physically healthy women who are nonsmokers and able to maintain a stable and healthy weight.
During your initial consultation at the Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery offices of Dr. Eric Pugash in Vancouver, British Columbia, you’ll learn more about all your options in detail. Getting breast implants or undergoing a combined breast augmentation and lift may not address all your body contour issues after your weight loss. If you’re interested, Dr. Pugash will help you develop an overall total body lift plan to suit your needs and achieve your goals.
To learn more about breast augmentation after weight loss, please contact us by calling (604) 522-5199 or scheduling a complimentary consultation on our website.