Breast Lift After Weight Loss
Aging is a well-known cause of breast drooping (ptosis) and is one of the most common reasons women pursue breast lift surgery. Other common causes of saggy breasts include pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, poor support, hormonal factors, health, and weight fluctuations. Significant weight loss, in particular, can have an especially potent effect on the breasts as it often leaves the breasts with excess, loose, poor-quality skin, and a flabby appearance.
Breast lift surgery can tighten, reshape, and rejuvenate the breasts to create a more youthful, attractive, and feminine figure after weight loss. This is quite often performed along with the usage of breast implants as part of an associated breast augmentation.
Weight Loss and the Breasts
When a woman loses weight, there is a reduction of overall body fat, which also includes fat contained in the breasts. Those women whose breasts having a generally higher fat content are even more susceptible to losing breast volume along with shape. A reduction in the amount of breast fat leads to a deflation and loss of support resulting in varying degrees of ptosis (sagging). Losing just 10 to 20 pounds can noticeably reduce breast firmness. Furthermore, frequent weight fluctuations can lead to very poor skin quality with greater thinness and loss of elasticity leading to the breasts drooping at an accelerated rate.
Women who have lost a massive amount of weight, 40 to 50 pounds or more, are likely to see an even more significant effect on their breasts. Weight gain forces the breast skin to stretch as fat accumulates in the area. When followed by weight loss, the overstretched and elastic skin of the breasts hang loosely around the reduced breast size producing a misshapen, flabby appearance that can only be corrected with surgery.
Getting a Breast Lift
If you have loose breast skin and droopy breasts after having lost a significant amount of weight, a breast lift may be the recommended to improve your breast shape. Dr. Turkeltaub can tighten and lift your breasts so they become firmer, shapelier, and more youthful in appearance. If desired, he can also address the volume loss or the desire to be larger by inserting implants through a combined breast lift with augmentation.
Getting a breast lift after weight loss can greatly rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of your breasts, making you feel more attractive and providing you with some additional self-confidence.