Weight gain after breast augmentation?

I got my breast augmentation about 5 months ago, and I ended up gaining about 10 pounds. My weight never flucuates and I was wondering what's the average weight gain? (330 silicone ccs)

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Weight Gain Following Surgery

Implants tend to weigh about 1-1 ½ lbs, but it’s not uncommon for patients to gain weight following a procedure due to avoiding rigorous activity. If you changed your exercise routine after your procedure, that could play a role in your weight gain.


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Weight Fluctuation after Surgery

After breast augmentation surgery, patients typically have reduced activity as they are recovering from their procedure. Every person is different, but the decreased activity can lead to weight fluctuation. Consult your board-certified plastic surgeon regarding any concerns you have during your recovery. Congratulations on your recent procedure!

Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA
Los Gatos Plastic Surgeon
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Weight gain after BA

Hello, usually the weight gain after BA surgery is temporary and due to factors like water retention or constipation.  Your implants would weigh roughly 1.5 pounds so they can not be the cause of the majority of your weight gain.

William Andrade, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Weight Gain

Unfortunately, the breast implants themselves may not be contributing to your recent weight gain. Because the recovery period after receiving breast implants requires you to avoid strenuous activity and normal exercise, this may be a contributing factor to your weight fluctuation.

Best of luck!

Michael F. McGuire, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Weight of implants

Thanks for your inquiry, your implants together weigh less than 1 1/2 pounds.  Hope that helps.

Vishnu Rumalla, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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