Should I Consider Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss?

Weight loss after pregnancy, via bariatric surgery or through diet and exercise, is an accomplishment to be proud of. However, you might find your happiness dampened somewhat by the resulting changes to your body. For example, while your skin can stretch an incredible amount, it doesn’t always snap back to shape afterward.

We know it can be frustrating to have worked for so long to reach your goal weight, only to still struggle with issues such as loose, excess skin standing between you and your aesthetic goals. If your breast profile is not what you want it to be after weight loss, you may be an excellent candidate for breast surgery.

Post-Weight Loss Breast Procedures to Consider

After losing weight, many women notice their breasts take on a sagging, flattened appearance, with downward-pointing nipples. By performing a breast lift, Dr. Eric Desman can reposition your breasts to sit higher on your chest for a more youthful appearance, while moving your nipples and areolas to a perkier spot.

 

In addition to significant breast sagging, dramatic weight loss may have resulted in a lack of fullness in your breasts, especially in the upper pole. If this is the case for you, you may wish to get a breast augmentation to help restore volume and contour to your breasts. Today’s breast implants come in various materials, shapes, and sizes for a natural look and feel.

Should You Combine Other Body Contouring Surgeries With Your Breast Enhancement?

Your breasts are probably not the only part of your body affected by significant weight loss. Your abdomen, thighs, and upper arms might also have some degree of loose, sagging skin and unwanted stretch marks. Excess skin is a conspicuous cosmetic problem, but it can also be uncomfortable, leading to chafing and rashes in many cases. For many women in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, a body lift after weight loss can be the solution they need to take pride in their accomplishment and feel comfortable in their skin.

If you are stable at your goal weight, in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and are willing to commit to maintaining your results by continuing to follow a fitness and nutrition plan, you may be an excellent candidate for a body lift. Dr. Desman can lift your upper body, lower body, or total body, depending on your concerns. Combining your breast procedure with a body lift is an excellent way to address multiple aesthetic issues simultaneously.

How to Get Surgical Results You’ll Love

If you’ve recently transformed your body by shedding excess pounds, congratulations on your persistence and determination! Losing a dramatic amount of weight is a remarkable achievement that can boost your self-esteem and help you confidently wear a broader range of clothing styles. At the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, we can help you get across the finish line with a breast enhancement or complementary body lifting procedure. Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Desman, our board-certified plastic surgeon.