I am now a size 32 G, 160lbs and 5'2". If I loose 20 pounds, how much will that reduce my cup size?
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Breast reduction with weight loss
Breast Size Reduction with weight loss
Thank you for your question.
It is impossible for anyone to tell you what breast size you will be after losing 20 pounds.. each patient's body reacts differently to weight loss. Most likely, you will have a reduction in breast size but I would not think that 20 pound weight loss would disqualify you from having insurance cover the surgery. You will have the best results if you are at your lowest weight prior to surgery.
Breast reduction and weight loss
It is impossible to predict the effects of weight loss on your breasts. Most women see some change with weight loss, but often it is minimal. Once you have achieved your ideal weight, it's best to consult with an experienced Plastic Surgeon to determine the amount of breast tissue that would ideally be resected and then to present this to your insurance carrier for authorization.
Dr. Pedy Ganchi/ Village Plastic Surgery
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Breast size usually will fluctuate with weight.
Most often, but not always, breast size will change with weight. Insurance companies sometimes deny coverage of patients for breast reduction if they are overweight.
Breast size usually decreases with weight loss.
Since the breast is partially composed of fat, it will usually decrease in size with weight loss. If you are starting at a g cup breast, I don't think that losing 20lbs would disqualify you from getting insurance coverage for a breast reduction.
Breast reduction and weight loss
Certainly, if you are significantly overweight, then a medically supervised weight loss program would be ideal before you have surgery to reduce your surgical risks. Your breast size may decrease with weight loss, but skin excess/laxity is not likely to improve. So you might have a deflated breast cup size with redundant, loose skin and the nipple may remain in a low position. It's important to discuss these issues face to face with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can advise you of your options. I don't think weight loss is usually very helpful in determining insurance coverage or optimizing aesthetic outcomes as much as it is helpful in reducing surgical risks that correlate to a high body-mass index, like wound healing or anesthesia complications. Good luck!
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thank you for your question. Weight loss can have varying effects on different body parts- including breasts. Since there is some fat in breasts- they may become smaller with loss of weight.
Your question about insurance and coverage would be best answered by your Plastic Surgeon. Certanly losing weight is advantageous for your health and i congratulate you on your goal and wish you great success.
Wtih Warm Regards,
Trevor M Born MD
Breast size and weight loss
Weight loss and breast size
More than likely your breast cup size will drop a bit if you lose weight because most breasts have a component of fat in them. AS for the exact change, it is hard to predict because everyone has a different ratio of breast parenchyma to fattty tissue.
Weight loss before a breast reduction and insurance related issues
The response of your breasts to a weight loss is not fully predictable. Without photos and an examination, it is only conjecture as to how much would be taken off at present, nevermind after a 20 pound weight loss. This amount would also be affected by the ultimate size that you desire.
For best results and longer lasting ones, my recommendation would be to lose as much of the weight as possible before undergoing the procedure. If the amount that is anticipated to be removed is significantly above 500cc right now, it is unlikely that your weight loss would take you under this insurance mandated amount.
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