If I Lose 15 More Pound After Breast Augmentation Surgery Will That Affect the Shape of my Breast?

I am have breast augmentation in 3 week and I am 15 pound from my weight lost goal . If I lose 15 pound after my surgery will it affect the shape of my breast or size?

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Will future weight loss affect breast augmentation result.

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Thanks for a good question.  I read my colleagues answers as well.  If you have very little breast now, ie A to B cup, then weight loss of 15 lbs probably will not do much.  If you have a C Cup, it is possible that you could loose volume that is percievable with weight loss, that could affect shape.  An important fact to know is if you breasts in particular are sensitive to weight changes in the past.  Good luck. 

Weight loss and breast size

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Though the previous post is true, you should also factor in your current weight and age and what percentage of your weight 15 lbs would be....if losing the weight is realistic for you, it may be better to use a slightly larger implant volume at your surgery.

Leonard T. Yu, MD
Maui Plastic Surgeon

Breast augmentation and weight loss

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Weight loss or gain can affect the size and shape of your breasts. The final size will depend upon your existing breast size and weight

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Weight loss will affect results

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Your breasts are naturally affected by weight loss and it may contribute to sagging. Your breast size may appear larger than you'd like after you've lost weight as well, although it is difficult to say what exactly will happen. It really depends on how much you currently weigh.

Probably not

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It depends on how tall or broad you are.  15 pounds is a small amount for a large woman and a large amount for a small woman.  Some women carry extra fat/weight in the breasts, some in their abdomen and some in their thighs or arms.  If you lose weight  before the surgery, the result may not be what you expected.

E. Anthony Musarra II, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Weight loss after breast augmentation

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Thank you for your question.

As you can see the answer to your question is multifactorial. Your best bet is to postpone your surgery until you have reached your desired weight and have maintained it for a while.

Best wishes,

Dr. H

Gary M. Horndeski, MD
Texas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 230 reviews

Weight loss before breast augmentation surgery

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A 15 lb weight loss in someone 100 lbs is significant, in someone 160 lbs not as much. However, if you lose weight in your breasts this is something you would want to consider regarding the timing of you operation. You wouldn't get your pants tailored until you were at your stable weight, so why do it with your breasts. Also, make sure the goal is realistic and something you can maintain. 

Best of luck,

Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Vincent P. Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Weight loss affecting breast shape?

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With a 10-15 pound weight loss, your breast shape probably would not be greatly affected.  Each person is different and how your breasts have changed from weight loss in the past will probably be consistent with how they are affected in the future. Good luck

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon

If I Lose 15 More Pound After Breast Augmentation Surgery Will That Affect the Shape of my Breast?

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Certainly massive weight loss patients will have breasts that become more deflated and smaller. I have found in many of my breast reduction patients when they try to lose weight it almost never affects the breasts. It is not likely that losing 15 pounds will affect your result to a point that it is noticeable.

Richard J. Brown, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Losing weight after breast augmentation

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Weight loss can certainly affect the results of breast surgery. But I tell my patients that if the expected weight loss is only 10-15 lbs, that the affect on the breast shape will be minimal. I tell them that if the expected weight loss is going to be 30-50 lbs, there is likely to be a notable change in the overall results. The 15-30 lbs. weight loss is quite variable from patient to patient based on their percentage of fatty tissue in the breast. I would suppose that you have very little risk of significantly affecting your final results. Also, if you already have a very deflated breast skin envelope, additional weight loss will not really affect the surgery.

Wm. Todd Stoeckel, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

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