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Will My Breast Implants Change if I Lose Weight?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


There's no denying that losing weight is a wonderful way to improve your fitness and health. But what about the effects of weight loss on breast implants? Many women in Houston, TX are worried that their implants will shrink as their bodies lose unwanted fat. Actually, this is a common misconception. Your breast implant size won't change if you lose or gain weight.

Of course, there are some cosmetic concerns associated with breast augmentation and weight fluctuation. If you have questions about how your appearance may change, ask board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales during a consultation. The specialists at Morales Plastic Surgery can review the details of breast implants and explain how weight loss can impact your results.

When should I get breast implants?

Breast implants are designed for women who want to enhance their silhouettes. They're perfect for small or deflated breasts, asymmetrical breasts, or breasts that have changed due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The most popular devices are made from silicone or saline, and they come in various shapes, including round and teardrop-shaped.

Breast implants are a good choice for correcting your figure and improving your self-confidence. Dr. Morales recommends women get implants when they are near their goal weight or are finished having children, although this is not required. This is because weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can alter the shape of your breasts and cause them to sag more than usual.

What if I lose weight after getting implants?

Our medical-grade implants are designed to remain the same size and shape regardless of your weight. So, you can lose weight any time after breast augmentation without worrying about changes in breast implant size. However, patients should understand that the natural tissue around the implants will sag or droop where the skin was once tight, especially if you lose 50 – 100 pounds or more.

What should I do about sagging skin?

If sagging breasts have occurred due to weight loss, talk to Dr. Morales about your options. Depending on the amount of weight loss involved and your tissue elasticity, you may be a good candidate for new implants or a breast lift procedure. Both are designed to restore fullness once again. We can also discuss how to maintain your new results with weight fluctuations in the future.

The benefits of breast surgery in Houston, TX include:

  • Fuller, firmer breasts

  • Improved breast contour and shape

  • Improved nipple position

The goal of any breast implant surgery is to produce great outcomes you'll be happy with for years. Dr. Morales is proud to have worked with many women, no matter their weight or size. We work hard to ensure your implants and your breasts look great long-term. By visiting our practice, you can expect an honest assessment of your options and realistic expectations for results.

Do you have questions about breast implant size?

There are many different factors that can influence the size, shape, and feel of your breasts in Houston, TX. One factor is weight loss, but there are other considerations, like pregnancy and even aging. If you’re looking to lose weight but want to keep your breast augmentation in place, it may be possible with certain precautions taken. We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rolando Morales at Morales Plastic Surgery to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.