Many women who have lost a significant amount of weight choose breast lift surgeryto improve their silhouette and restore their natural contours. If you are considering breast lift surgery to improve your appearance, consider the effects of losing weight before or after your procedure. Since breast tissue is comprised mostly of fat, losing weight can increase the chances of sagging and drooping breasts after a procedure.
Here are some important things to keep in mind before getting a breast lift:
Weight Loss Can Affect the Outcome
You will be advised to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy diet during the recovery process after breast lift surgery. Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet will help your body recover and heal from the procedure, and also help you maintain your weight. If you end up losing a significant amount of weight after a breast lift, you may not achieve the desired outcome because any fat loss will make your breasts droop or sag.
Losing Weight Can Change Your Contours
Breast lift surgery is designed to enhance your silhouette by lifting up the breast tissue. If you lose weight after this procedure, you may experience some sagging of the skin and minor changes in the overall contour and shape of your body. Maintaining a healthy diet—and getting back to the gym after you have fully recovered from the procedure—can help you maintain a healthy weight and attractive silhouette.
Stabilizing Your Weight Can Increase Chances of Better Results
Being as close to your desired weight before you undergo surgery will help you achieve the best possible result. If you end up losing weight after your procedure and notice significant changes in breast volume, you may need to have a breast lift revision procedure. Stabilizing your weight for several months before the procedure can increase the chances of a successful outcome.
Do you think you may be a candidate for breast lift surgery? Set up a consultation with Dr. Harris by calling (210) 545-4848 today!