Breast Reshaping After Weight Loss

Breast Reshaping After Weight Loss

Many women have empty, saggy breasts after rapid weight loss. If you are dissatisfied with your breast size or shape after reaching a healthy weight, a breast lift or implants can restore full, perky breasts.

Body Contouring Surgery Clinic offers breast reshaping surgery exclusively to post-weight loss patients and postpartum women. Our advanced breast reshaping techniques can make deflated breasts curvy, firm, and lifted again.

This page discusses breast reshaping after weight loss in-depth, including:

  • How does weight loss affect breast size and shape?
  • What are my breast reshaping options?
  • What is a breast lift?
  • What is breast augmentation?
  • Benefits of breast reshaping after weight loss
  • Who is a candidate for breast reshaping?
  • What happens during the operation?
  • What is recovery like?
  • How soon will I see results?
  • Choosing a breast reshaping specialist
  • FAQs

How Weight Loss Affects the Breasts

Many women develop lax skin and sagging breasts after losing a significant amount of weight. The reason behind this is simple. As the breasts increase in size due to weight gain, the skin and ligaments tend to stretch and lose elasticity. Upon losing weight, many patients note loose skin as the breasts become smaller and flatter. As the breasts deflate, they lose fullness and cleavage. The nipples may also droop and point downwards.

Aesthetic Breast Concerns After Losing Weight

  • Excess skin
  • Breast sagging
  • Drooping nipples
  • Loss of cleavage
  • Flattening of the breasts
  • Difficulty fitting in bras and swimwear

Breast Reshaping Treatments

Our surgeon may recommend a breast lift, breast implants, or both depending on your particular concerns.

Types of Breast Lifts

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift (mastopexy) raises sagging breasts to a more youthful and perky position. There are many breast lift techniques. Your surgeon will make a personalised recommendation based on the extent of lifting needed.

Types of Breast Lifts

  • Benelli Breast Lift
  • Anchor Breast Lift
  • Lollipop Breast Lift
  • Crescent Breast Lift

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as breast enhancement, adds volume to small or empty breasts to enhance volume and cleavage. This is usually accomplished with breast implants. We offer silicone, saline, and teardrop implants in a variety of sizes and styles. Our surgeons can help you select the appropriate implant size and shape for your body frame and cosmetic goals.

Types of Breast Implants

  • Saline Implants
  • Teardrop Implants
  • Round Silicone Implants
Types of Breast Implants

Benefits of Breast Reshaping After Weight Loss

Enhancing breast size and shape helps many women feel more comfortable in their body. Most patients report improved self-image, body satisfaction, and perceived attractiveness after having cosmetic breastwork. A breast lift with or without implants can take small, sagging, or flat breasts to a more cosmetically appealing round or teardrop shape. Likewise, the skin on the breast appears firmer and smoother once the lax skin is removed.

Possible Advantages of Breast Reshaping Surgery

Possible Advantages of Breast Reshaping Surgery

  • Perky breasts
  • Reduced areola size
  • A more proportional upper body
  • Enhanced cleavage and fullness
  • Better fitting bras, swimwear, and blouses
  • Boosted confidence and body satisfaction

Breast Reshaping Candidates

It is only natural to desire an outward appearance that matches how you feel inside. If you feel that flat or sagging breasts, wide areola, or nipples that point downward are detracting from your weight loss results, breast reshaping at Body Contouring Surgery Clinic is worth considering.

Patients considering cosmetic breastwork should ideally wait until reaching and maintaining their goal weight for at least six months before the surgery. Smokers, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and individuals with certain medical issues may not be eligible for the procedure.

If you’re considering breast rejuvenation, our renowned body contouring specialists will let you know if you are a candidate during your private consultation. We will only suggest a procedure if it is truly compatible with your aesthetic goals and lifestyle.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Risks and Complications

Breast reshaping procedures are considered safe for most healthy individuals. However, every surgery carries a degree of risk. It is just as important to follow your surgeon’s pre-op and aftercare instructions as it is to seek a highly skilled surgeon. For example, smoking greatly increases the risk of complications.

At Body Contouring Surgery Clinic, we screen each patient to lessen the chance of complications. During your consultation, our surgeons will disclose all possible risks of elective breast surgery, including:

  • Seroma
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Blood clots
  • Haematoma
  • Haemorrhage
  • Necrotic tissue
  • Implant shifting
  • Implant rupture
  • Loss of sensation
  • Wound dehiscence
  • Undesirable scarring
  • Capsular contracture
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Dissatisfaction with results
  • Complications from anaesthesia

Our uniquely qualified specialist surgeons have honed their surgical skills over many decades. They follow all safety and sanitisation protocols to lower complication rates to near-zero levels. While risks are possible with any elective procedure, an experienced surgeon knows how to manage them. Serious complications are exceedingly rare during breast lifts and breast augmentation.

The Operation: What happens during cosmetic breast surgery?

The nature of your surgical procedure depends on the type of breast reshaping you plan to have done.

Breast Lift Surgery

A licensed anaesthetist will oversee you during your procedure. Your surgeon will place incisions on the breasts through which they remove the excess skin. The incision pattern varies based on the extent of breast sagging. After resecting the lax skin, they will reposition the nipple-areola complex and close the incisions.

Breast Implant Surgery

While you are under general anaesthesia, your surgeon will make an incision on the inframammary crease, around the areola, or in the armpit. They will dissect the tissues to create a pocket for the implants. Implants can be placed either above or below the muscle. Next, they will insert your choice of silicone, saline, or anatomic implants into the breast pocket. After checking for ideal placement and symmetry, your surgeon will close the incisions.

Breast Reshaping Recovery

Most of our patients spend a night in the hospital. When you return home the next day, a caregiver should drive you. Your breasts will be quite swollen, firm, and tender initially. Bruising may also occur. Your surgeon may prescribe medications to ease discomfort.

You can take quick showers, but do not get the PICO wound dressing wet. Your surgeon will remove the PICO dressing and replace it with Hypafix tape seven to nine days later. Once this happens, you can take a full shower. Around this time, you will likely feel comfortable enough to start driving.

At 14 days post-op, most patients are cleared to resume light aerobic exercise. Avoid jogging and heavy lifting for approximately four weeks. At three months, you should start feeling more like yourself.

Scar maturation takes 12 to 18 months on average. The scars should lose pigment and fade over time, but they will never fully disappear.

Breast Reshaping Results

It can take six months to a year for the breasts to settle into their final position. Nearly 60 percent of the swelling subsides in the first three months. As each week passes, the swelling should continue to resolve, allowing the breasts to take on a softer and more natural appearance. Our surgeons will follow up with you to monitor your progress.

Schedule Your Consultation for Breast Reshaping After Weight Loss at Body Contouring Surgery Clinic in Newcastle

The surgeons at Body Contouring Surgery Clinic have a deep understanding of the cosmetic issues you may be facing after weight loss. Our breast reshaping techniques are geared specifically for women with saggy breasts or volume loss after losing weight through bariatric surgery or dieting. To learn if a Newcastle breast lift or implants are right for you, call 1300588494 to get matched with an experienced surgeon trained in cosmetic breastwork.

Breast Reshaping FAQs

While it is possible to have a breast lift and implants in one procedure, our surgeons generally recommend a breast lift first and then implants six months later if necessary. This is done to lower the risk of complications.

It is best to consider breast reshaping after reaching and maintaining your goal weight for at least six months. If you continue to lose weight, your breasts may sag and lose volume again.

Scar remodelling is a process that takes time. Most patients find the scars improve substantially in the first 12 to 18 months. The scars fade to a fine line in most cases.

Your surgeon may advise you to use silicone sheets, scar gel, or laser scar treatments. There is some evidence to suggest that massage can break up scar tissue and aid the healing process. Avoid sun tanning, as UV light can worsen the scar.

Breast reductions reduce the size of large or heavy breasts. Meanwhile, a breast lift aims to lift sagging breasts without a big change in cup size. Your surgeon will recommend the appropriate procedure based on your clinical presentation and cosmetic goals.

This website contains adult content. You must be 18 years or over to read. All surgery carries risks. You should seek a second opinion before proceeding. Results vary from patient to patient. See our disclaimer.
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