While you may look and feel terrific after losing a significant amount of weight, you can also be left with stretched-out or sagging skin, and your new proportions may seem a bit unbalanced. This is especially true if you are a woman who’s had breast enhancement surgery prior to your major weight loss. The breasts are largely composed of fatty tissue, so if you experience a dramatic loss in body fat, your breasts can show the effects of this as well, even if you have implants.
A New Breast Shape for Your New Look
Not every woman is at her perfect goal weight when she elects for breast enhancement surgery. If you’re one of the women who has lost weight drastically post surgery, there are a few reasons you may want to update your implants after weight loss.
When you originally had breast augmentation, you likely chose an implant size that was proportionate to your body. Now, with your weight loss, you may be left feeling that your implants don’t match your new physique. After you’ve worked hard to lose the weight, embrace the new you by choosing an implant size and shape that works with your new body shape.
Losing weight also affects your natural breast tissue, which is mainly comprised of fatty deposits. Some women may feel that their implants don’t match their cosmetic goals after losing the extra coverage provided by breast tissue, or may feel as if there’s been a shift in implant position. By scheduling a post-weight loss breast implant revision surgery, you can choose an implant size, shape and profile that works best for how your body looks now—slim, sleek and beautiful.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.