There are many benefits to losing weight, especially if you are overweight or obese. These include a reduction in the risk of certain cancers, lowering blood pressure, and reducing stress on joints. However, one of the not-so-positive effects of weight loss is its effect on your breasts. Depending on your unique body type, as much as ten pounds of weight loss can influence the size and firmness of your breasts. For those who undergo significant weight loss, the effects on the breasts are unavoidable. If you have recently lost weight or plan to lose weight, here is what you need to know about how it will affect your breasts and your options for restoring them to a more youthful appearance.
The Effects of Weight Loss on Breasts
The actual effects of different amounts of weight loss vary from woman to woman. Why? First, we must look at what breasts are composed of. In addition to fatty tissue, they also contain specialized tissues such as milk ducts and glands as well as nerves and connective tissues. These basic components are universal among all women. However, the amount of fatty tissue compared to the amount of other tissue can vary widely, and this explains why one person may drop a cup size when they lose fifteen pounds while others will not notice any difference in their breasts unless they lose thirty pounds or more.
This is further influenced by a woman’s age and whether or not she has given birth and breastfed. These can all lead to sagging or loss of fullness as the skin loses elasticity. You may not know exactly how weight loss will affect your breasts until you lose the weight. For those women who do notice a change in breast size, they will probably also notice that their breasts are not as perky as they used to be and sagging skin may also be an issue. This can all add up to breasts that are no longer youthful or in proportion to the rest of the body and may lead a woman to consider having surgical procedures done to help them regain their confidence.
Procedures that Can Restore or Enhance Breasts
Many women who lose breast volume or experience breast sagging after weight loss find their self-confidence is affected and that they cannot enjoy their weight loss and slimmer bodies as much as they want to. If you fall into this category and are in the Vancouver area, you should look into breast surgery with Dr. Pugash. Depending on your specific needs, he can recommend one or a combination of the following:
If loss of volume or fullness in your breasts is your main concern after weight loss, breast augmentation is probably your best choice. Whether you choose saline or silicone, round or teardrop-shaped implants, you can restore the previous size of your breasts or even go a size or two larger than you previously were.
If your breasts sag or droop after weight loss, a breast lift can give you back the perkiness you previously enjoyed. This procedure surgically raises the nipple and profile of the breast, although without adding much upper fullness. If you would also like to increase your size and improve upper fullness and shape, then a breast lift can be done in combination with an augmentation for full breast rejuvenation.
If you’ve recently lost weight and are no longer happy with the appearance of your breasts, you have options. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Pugash, he will examine you, listen to your concerns, and make suggestions for the best type of breast surgery to address your concerns. Enjoy your new figure after weight loss even more with breast enhancement surgery performed by certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Pugash!