After A Breast Reduction, Will Weight Gain Come Back To Breasts?
- Asked by keishia in caladonia,mi
- 2 years ago
i had a breast reduction when i was 16 years old im now 21 and gained 35lbs since then all of which not in my breast. is it true that after you have this surgery that if you gain weight you will gain it in other place and also im starting a weight loss journey and was wondering will i loss more weight in my now.
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It is true that with significant weight gain there will be an increase in the size of the breast, even after breast reduction. The amount of gain will depend on the fat tissue within the breast which increases with age. With smaller weight fluctuations, 35 pounds you may not notice any differences.
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Despite having a breast reduction, your breasts will still be weight sensitive in either direction. Hopefully you weren't overreduced because I have recently treated 3 patients who had reductions elsewhere 20 years ago and now needed augmentations.
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Thank you for the question.
There are a lot of myths surrounding weight gain and its effects after plastic surgical procedures. Suffice it to say that if you were to gain significant weight your breasts may increase in size again. It is not unusual for patients to request a second breast reduction procedure after their juvenile breast hypertrophy has been treated with an initial breast reduction procedure.
I would recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight through diet and exercise.
I hope this helps.
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