Am I Too Heavy for a Breast Augmentation?

I would like to be down to 190lbs when I plan on having an augmentation done. My body is very uneven and has been my whole life. I have never went to get a consultation because you only hear of "skinny" people getting it done. So I guess, I just need to know if people my size do get breast augmentations done.

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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is NOT only performed on skinny people. In fact, many patients who are above their ideal body weight have the procedure performed. 

Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation is NOT only performed on skinny people. In fact, many patients who are above their ideal body weight have the procedure performed. 

Breast Augmentation at any weight

Being over ideal body weight is not a contraindication to breast augmentation. Bear in mind that weight fluctuations that  occur after breast augmentation will not affect the size of the implants. Large weight changes after surgery can make implants that were "just right" seem too large or too small. This is true for patients of any size. Good luck!

Mark Preston, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation at any weight

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Being over ideal body weight is not a contraindication to breast augmentation. Bear in mind that weight fluctuations that  occur after breast augmentation will not affect the size of the implants. Large weight changes after surgery can make implants that were "just right" seem too large or too small. This is true for patients of any size. Good luck!

Mark Preston, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon

Breast Augmentation is NOT Contradicted by Weight

Breast augmentation is NOT just for skinny women. Although it may be more unlikely that someone who is overweight would desire to have her breasts enlarged, being overweight is not a contraindication. Some women, like you, may be disproportionate and may benefit from breast augmentation to balance out their figure and improve their body image. As with any body contouring procedure, if you are on a weight loss plan, it is best to reach you goal weight prior to undergoing surgery. As with many women, in your case some type of lift procedure may be indicated with the augmentation. If you lose weight before surgery rather than after, then the maximum amount of skin tightening and lifting can be achieved and there will be no sagging afterward.

Breast Augmentation is NOT Contradicted by Weight

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Breast augmentation is NOT just for skinny women. Although it may be more unlikely that someone who is overweight would desire to have her breasts enlarged, being overweight is not a contraindication. Some women, like you, may be disproportionate and may benefit from breast augmentation to balance out their figure and improve their body image. As with any body contouring procedure, if you are on a weight loss plan, it is best to reach you goal weight prior to undergoing surgery. As with many women, in your case some type of lift procedure may be indicated with the augmentation. If you lose weight before surgery rather than after, then the maximum amount of skin tightening and lifting can be achieved and there will be no sagging afterward.

Its all a matter of porportions when it come to a nice figure

I have had many big size women who have had breast augmentaiton. Usually, you want to choose a breast implant size that is porportional to your figure and also does not make you look heavier.

Its all a matter of porportions when it come to a nice figure

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I have had many big size women who have had breast augmentaiton. Usually, you want to choose a breast implant size that is porportional to your figure and also does not make you look heavier.

Am I Too Heavy for a Breast Augmentation?

You need a in person evaluation to answer the question correctly. Have larger type woman have breast implants? Yes of course but over the internet without a posted photo very hard to advise. Best to see a boarded surgeon in your area. From MIAMI 

Am I Too Heavy for a Breast Augmentation?

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You need a in person evaluation to answer the question correctly. Have larger type woman have breast implants? Yes of course but over the internet without a posted photo very hard to advise. Best to see a boarded surgeon in your area. From MIAMI 

Breast Augmentation

Yes, there is no reason based just on weight that you cannot have a breast augmentation.  However, there are many other factors to consider to make sure that you are a good candidate for surgery.  If you post before pictures, we may be able to give you more specific advice.

 

Good Luck.

Breast Augmentation

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Yes, there is no reason based just on weight that you cannot have a breast augmentation.  However, there are many other factors to consider to make sure that you are a good candidate for surgery.  If you post before pictures, we may be able to give you more specific advice.

 

Good Luck.

Absolutely!

You can definitely have a breast augmentation.  There is no reason that you can't have a breast augmentation at any weight.  Good luck!

Absolutely!

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You can definitely have a breast augmentation.  There is no reason that you can't have a breast augmentation at any weight.  Good luck!

Breast augmentation

breast augmentation can be performed on heavier women as well as thinner women. There is no limitation based on weight.

Breast augmentation

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breast augmentation can be performed on heavier women as well as thinner women. There is no limitation based on weight.

Breast Augmentation

Patients of all shapes and sizes are interest in breast augmentation.  Please consult with a well trained board certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Best wishes!

Breast Augmentation

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Patients of all shapes and sizes are interest in breast augmentation.  Please consult with a well trained board certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Best wishes!

Too heavy for breast augmentation?

People who are moderately overweight can still benefit  from breast augmentation. As with most plastic surgical procedures, it is best that you achieve your final weight goal before proceding. At times, if significant weight loss occurs, breasts may sag more and require a lift in addition to an augmentation. You should obtain a face to face consultation to better assess these issues

Too heavy for breast augmentation?

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People who are moderately overweight can still benefit  from breast augmentation. As with most plastic surgical procedures, it is best that you achieve your final weight goal before proceding. At times, if significant weight loss occurs, breasts may sag more and require a lift in addition to an augmentation. You should obtain a face to face consultation to better assess these issues

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