I am 27, and have lost 80 pounds over the last 2 years. My breasts were fully developed at a C/D cup by age 17, and began to droop shortly thereafter. After gaining weight, most of which was during a period when I was very ill and rarely wore a bra, you can only imagine how much the droop increased. I am now a 36 D/DD after weight loss, with severe droop and some sag. Is it realistic to think with a reduction I can acheive a C cup with reasonable lift? Worried because the skin is very stretched.
Breast Reduction After Weight Loss, Poor Skin Elasticity?
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Breast Reduction and Breast Lift after Weight Loss
Achieving C cup breasts from a starting size of D/DD is a very realistic goal. Breast reduction surgery will not only decrease the size of your breasts, it will also give your breasts a lift, even in breasts with stretched skin.
Thank you for your question. Best of Luck!
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Not to worry
We can fix big sagging breasts. As you age they may continue to droop, but sometimes you need a touch up years later.
Breast Reduction/Lifting after Significant Weight Loss?
Congratulations on your significant weight loss.
Your description of your history and current breast exam provides a clear “picture” of your situation. I think it is safe to say that you should do very well with breast reduction/lifting surgery. Of course, it would be best to do this operation when you have achieved a long-term stable weight (if you are not there already).
I would suggest that you meet with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work, helping patients in your situation. Communicate your goals clearly, preferably without using bra cup size as a reference ( since cup sizes may vary from one bra manufacturer to another).
In my practice, I prefer the use of goal pictures to help with this communication process. Show your plastic surgeon what you would like to achieve, as well as breasts that you find undesirable.
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