What happens to mastopexied breasts with weight fluctuations/pregnancy?
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Weight fluctuations and pregnancy can definitely impact mastopexy results
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Patients who have breasts or reductions can still breastfeed
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What happens to mastoplexied breasts with weight fluctuations/pregnancy?
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It is hard to predict for an individual how much will change in breast appearance with 20 or with 35-40 pounds of weight loss. General advice is to hold out until you are close to your desired weight. Although I wouldn't expect too much change with 20 pounds, you also mention 40 pounds planned loss, and I would not be so certain.
What we want to avoid is to have a nice early outcome, and then after more weight loss the need for another lift!
The sequellae of pregnancy are not predictable either. Some women have normal looking breasts after nursing, some lose volume and consider implants and /or a lift. Skin in woman who have lost lots of weight starts with poor elasticity, and they are more likely to have less than ideal breast recovery after pregnancy.
As to nursing, the lift is primary a skin tailoring operation. Most women can nurse successfully after a lift.
Advice--consult with a plastic surgeon. All the best.
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