Weight loss after surgery?
By oregonmomma on 25 Sep 2011
I am starting to reach the end of my rope and am finally considering actually doing the sugery. Since I was a teenager I have known I needed to have a breast reduction, right now I am a 38 H and was an J when nursing. I am now 39 and it's time, I have so much pain now, I've been carrying them so long. I've been trying to loose weight now for the last year but the size of my breasts makes it very hard and painful to work out, even wearing 2-3 bras. My question is mostly about loosing weight. I need to loose about 60 pounds (I'm 5'8") and I sure as heck plan to get into shape after the breast reduction. What happens to my breasts? I am thinking of going to a "D", I am small around, and with the 38 I have to go to the foundations store's to have them darted in because I am smaller but finding something in a 36 is about impossible in my size, so I alter the 38's. It's possible after I loose weight I'll be down to a 34 (which is what I was once upon a time). So a D now will turn into a DD I am thinking if I go down to a 34? I have large hips and am very hour glass shape, so going down to a C just feels like I will be so out of balance with my bottom, I haven't been a C since I was 14 years old but not getting enough taken out at surgery seems wrong. I am going to make an appointment with my OB/GYN in the next month or so and get a referal to a plastic surgeon. I really need to know what to ask in advance about the sizes and loosing weight. Did anyone go through the surgery THEN loose weight? What happened to your breasts? A really long time ago someone told that you have to pick a weight because if you loose or gain your breasts will be wonky, but that was over 10 years ago and maybe surgery is different now? Thank you SO much, I am SO excited to have found this board!