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Will Weight Loss Affect The Look Of My Breast Augmentation?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Many women consider breast augmentation to correct asymmetrical, mismatched, or underdeveloped breasts. But what happens if you start losing weight after getting plastic surgery? Will your breasts look different? Dr. Rolando Morales is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has counseled many women about implants and how weight fluctuations impact the appearance of their breasts.

If you are like countless other individuals and are seriously considering breast implants, contact Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. You can schedule an in-person breast consultation or online appointment to learn about weight loss after breast augmentation. A trusted doctor, like Dr. Morales, can evaluate your cosmetic goals and let you know if this procedure is right for you at this time.

Your breast implant options

Before undergoing breast augmentation, we take a close look at the breast implants used in surgery. Saline and silicone implants have been successfully used in breast augmentation for years, and the technology only gets better over time. Silicone implants are designed to look and feel like natural breast tissue, while saline has a lower rate of revision surgery when compared with other options. Dr. Morales can help you choose the right material to meet your cosmetic goals.

Breast implant size is another important decision that impacts your appearance. Implants are measured in cubic centimeters (ccs), ranging from 100cc to 800cc or more. Too large breast implants, however, could cause issues such as sagging breasts in the future. The professionals at Morales Plastic Surgery can determine a size that complements your figure. We consider factors such as your natural breast tissue as well as body frame.

What you should know before getting breast implants

Patients should always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who can discuss everything they want to know about breast augmentation. Dr. Morales will review your medical history and gain a better understanding of what to expect. Some women combine breast implants with lift surgery to correct issues, such as sagging breasts. This consultation is also the right time to go over your options for breast implant placement.

Many Houston, TX patients decide to get breast implants as part of an effort to improve their overall appearance. For them, future weight loss may be part of that effort. If you plan on losing weight in the future, make sure you tell Dr. Morales during your appointment. We can discuss how losing weight with breast implants will affect your breast volume. However, many plastic surgeons recommend being close to your ideal weight before undergoing surgery.

Losing weight with breast implants

So what happens when you start losing weight with breast implants? Any time individuals lose weight through diet or exercise, they lose fat cells. Some women store fat cells in their breasts, while others do not. If you usually lose weight in your breasts through traditional weight loss methods, then you can expect to lose breast volume post-surgery. This may result in sagging breasts. It can be difficult or even challenging to predict how much fat you might lose in your breasts after surgery. This is largely determined by genetics and can vary from woman to woman.

Learn more about breast implants and weight loss

Breast implants can be a wonderful addition to your silhouette. When placed by a skilled surgeon, you can, typically, enjoy an improved bustline with no complications and a quick recovery. Morales Plastic Surgery believes that every woman is unique in her own way, and that implants should only be considered if they meet your needs and lifestyle. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales is proud to offer this surgical procedure in Houston, TX. If you would like to discover the benefits for yourself and get more information about weight loss after breast augmentation, call today to schedule an appointment at our clinic.

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