Losing weight after breast reduction?

I am having a breast reduction in 7 days. Before the surgery I was planning on being my goal weight. I don't plan on loosing too much weight, I am 5'1 and 117. My goal weight is between 105-110. I'm an asymmetrical C cup going down to I hope a smaller B. My biggest worry is that they are going to be saggy when I reach my goal weight. I did think about waiting until I reached my goal weight but I am turning 21 soon and I'm tired of my asymmetrical chest getting in the way. Thanks for your time.

Doctor Answers 3

Weight loss after reduction

It is hard to predict if the 7-10 lb weight loss will impact your result.  It is your decision to move forward.  Best of luck.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast changes after weight loss

The breast reduction alone will help you lose some weight (depending on how small you are going maybe about 1 lb). Any weight you lose after this could potentially come out from your breasts, but given it doesn't sound like you are losing a great deal of weight, you are not likely to end up with "sagging" breasts. I have had a patient lose more than 50 lbs after breast reduction surgery with some deflation and a little bit of excess skin in her breasts, but if you are talking about losing 5-10 lbs this is less likely to happen.

Tracy Kayan, MD
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Breast Reduction

A lot of it depends on where you lose most of your weight with weight loss.  Some women don't lose weight in their breasts, only their abdomebn, flanks, hips.  I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a surgeon who you are comfortable with and who is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Best wishes! Dr. Desai
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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