After a breast reduction, can your breast size reduce even more from exercise/weight loss?

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Breast reduction

Absolutely. When you lose weight your breasts will reduce in size. Equally if you put on weight your breasts will increase in size.


Manchester Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction - will weight loss after surgery further reduce breast size

Hello, and thank you for your question.

Everyone loses weight in different areas, and that includes breasts. Just speak to anyone who has lost, or put on, weight. If you have fat cells there, they can reduce in size when you lose weight, and so that area looks smaller. That includes the breasts, and surgery does not change that.

So, if you have a lot of fat cells in your breasts, then  yes, you may lose weight in that area. And how much weight you lose obviously affects this as well. This is different for every patient, so it is difficult to predict in advance.

I hope this has been of value for you

After Breast Reduction Will Weight Loss Further Reduce the Breasts

It is possible, it will depend on the ratio of fat to breast tissue you have, and that is different for every patient. If you lose weight the fat content in your breasts will reduce. So it will depend on how much fat remains in your breasts and how much weight you lose. Good luck!

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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After a breast reduction, can your breast size reduce even more from exercise/weight loss?

Good Question.

Your breast is made up of breast glands and fat. The fat in your breast will respond to diet and exercise.

So, if you lose weight the Fat component of your breast will respond by reducing in size. Whether it will become obvious, will depend on the amount of weight lost and the amount of fat in the breast.

After a breast reduction, can your breast size reduce even more from exercise/weight loss?

Thank you for the question. It is difficult to predict, on a case-by-case basis, whether a woman's breasts will change in size/shape with weight loss.  Having said that, most women who experience significant weight loss, will notice breast size change also.


My best suggestion:  achieve your long-term healthy weight.   Hopefully, your breasts will change to your liking. Best wishes.

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