You’ve put in the work that was needed. You’ve revamped your diet to keep you healthy and slim. You’ve found activities that move your body and make you happy. And, as a result, you’re at a weight that you feel really happy with. At the same time you’re admiring your slimmer body, though, you may not be able to avoid seeing the way that your weight loss has affected your breasts. Many women who lose even a moderate amount of weight find that their goal, while worthwhile, has resulted in deflation and a loss of shape. This change can detract from the pride one feels in their weight loss accomplishment. It doesn’t have to.
As a final-touch on their weight loss journey, many women consult with a plastic surgeon about some type of body contouring. Hre, we will discuss why breast augmentation is one of the most common post weight loss procedures performed.
Breast Enhancement after Weight Loss
Women often notice that, when they gain weight, their breasts fill out. This is because part of the breast mound is made up of fatty tissue. The added fat is heavy and thus pulls on the skin. Women who have gained breast fullness due to pregnancy and who then choose to breastfeed may experience a bit of a double-whammy when it comes to stretching of the skin. Losing weight may look good in most of the body but may leave the breasts saggy and devoid of much shapeliness at all. Breast augmentation with implants can:
- Fill out the breasts to fit with the body
- Enhance the contours between the shoulders, breasts, waist, and hips
- Reduce mild sagging
- Improve symmetry and perkiness
- Restore a more youthful breast shape
- Improve the patient’s body image
When we talk about breast enhancement, especially after weight loss, we mustn’t assume that breast augmentation can resolve all concerns. This is often not the case, actually. Women seeking to restore the shape and volume of their breasts can benefit the most from a combination procedure. To achieve the best possible results, a surgeon may recommend combining breast implant surgery with a breast lift. The lift procedure, called mastopexy, trims superficial tissue so the breast mound is held more securely.
Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation can be an exciting, fulfilling journey. When you visit our Miami office and consult with Dr. Hunsaker, you can expect a comprehensive consultation and evaluation of your breast tissue, including the texture, quality, and elasticity of your skin, all of which are used to determine the best surgical approach for you.