Do You Lose Weight After Breast Reduction Procedure?
From weight to health to mood, oversized breasts create unnecessary heaviness. If your breasts are weighing you down, a breast reduction surgery could lighten up nearly every aspect of your life. Let the experts at Aesthetic Surgical Arts/Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, show you the way toward greater freedom with a mammaplasty.
What Is a Breast Reduction?
If you are living with large breasts, you already know how painful they can be. Sometimes it may feel like you are carrying the weight of the entire world on your shoulders. You may wonder why many women long for large breasts when yours have caused you great discomfort.
A breast reduction, or mammaplasty, is an operation to decrease your cup size. Although changing the size and weight of the breast is the most common reason women reduce their breast size, this surgery can also address breast positioning and shape. This empowering procedure helps women achieve optimal health with enduring, lifelong benefits.
Who Could Benefit From a Breast Reduction?
Any woman unhappy with their large breasts could benefit from reducing the size. Many women with enlarged breasts experience health problems that impact their daily lives. Women of all ages are eligible for this procedure.
Although many women recognize that their very large breasts cause their symptoms, many others don’t because they seem unrelated. Some problematic symptoms of oversized breasts include:
Ongoing pain in the neck, back, and shoulders are a fact of life for many women with big breasts. The breasts themselves can feel too heavy to carry. Your pain may range from mild to severe, but chronic pain is always a reason to contact your doctor.
Breast weight can impair your ability to breathe normally, and you may not even realize it. The excessive poundage on the ribs and diaphragm can make it more difficult for you to breathe deeply. Some women notice the effects more when lying on their backs.
The weight of breasts takes a toll on your posture. All the yoga in the world may not be enough to keep your spine straight. Big breasts can put too much pressure on your frame, resulting in a curved posture. Years of bearing the weight could eventually lead to a spinal deformity if the chest and back muscles aren’t equipped to handle the load.
Your breasts can influence the way you feel about yourself. Whether you are struggling with pain, tired of never finding clothes that fit or receiving unwanted attention, you could be a candidate for this procedure. Although women with large breasts are the typical candidate for this procedure, we can help any woman who wants to reduce her cup size.
Finding a supportive bra for larger breasts has become easier in recent years, but finding the right strap to weight ratio is still a challenge. Large breasts need wide bra straps, but even wide straps sometimes aren’t enough. If your straps don’t support the weight of your breasts fully, it can lead to deep and painful grooves in the shoulders. After a time, these grooves can even cause scarring on your shoulders.
Rash or Infection Under the Breast
Weight isn’t the only cause for concern with big breasts: also common are rashes under the breasts. Large breasts trap in heat, moisture, and bacteria that can lead to rashes or other infections. A skin infection or rash almost always leads to some form of irritation or pain.
Migraines and Tension Headaches
Your breasts may cause migraines or tension headaches. Evidence suggests that women with large breasts have a dramatic reduction in head-pounding headaches after reducing the size of their breasts.
Tingling and Numbness
If you have tingling or numbness in your arms, fingers, or hands, your overly large breasts could cause it. Excessively large breasts combined with poor posture can obstruct the pathways of nerves to create that uncomfortable numbing or tingling feeling.
If you struggle to exercise due to the size of your breasts, you aren’t alone. Many women with bigger cups sizes have a tough time getting the recommended amount of physical activity in the day-to-day. A sports bra can only go so far in protecting your sensitive tissue, and a breast reduction may be your best bet.
Will Losing Weight Reduce My Breast Size?
Many women experience a change in breast size when they lose weight. Breast tissue is primarily fat, which you can lose through diet and physical activity. However, not every woman can expect a significant reduction in breast size from exercise; therefore, it’s an unreliable method for reducing this area of the body.
Reducing Your Breast Size Helps You Lose Weight
Staying active and eating a well-balanced diet is the best way to safeguard your health. If you can’t engage in physical activity comfortably, reducing your breast size could have a two-fold effect. It removes the discomfort caused by your breasts and makes working out possible.
Will I Lose Weight After a Breast Reduction?
Yes, you will probably lose some weight after this procedure because you are removing fat from your body. The amount of weight you’ll lose depends on how much tissue you remove with surgery. However, you shouldn’t expect your operation to tip the scales. Even the largest breasts only weigh only a few pounds per breast.
One of the most significant advantages of weight loss after breast reduction surgery. Most women report feeling much more capable of exercising and maintaining their weight after the operation. It’s common for women to lose between 10 and 20 pounds in the months following surgery. This weight loss is a combination of the ability to partake in physical activity, and the motivation resulting from a woman enjoying her new physique.
You’ll Look Like You Lost Weight
One disadvantage of having large breasts is how it skews your proportions. Many women who have disproportionately large breasts look like they weigh more than they do. A benefit of reducing breast size is that it seems like you’ve lost a lot of weight, even when you haven’t.
This effect is especially marked in women who have a smaller frame and a bigger bust. Many women report others commenting on how much slimmer and taller they look after reduction surgery. Even though you won’t lose substantial weight from removing breast tissue, you will probably look like you have.
Should I Lose Weight Before a Breast Reduction Procedure?
If you are not at your target weight, it’s a good idea to lose weight before your procedure. If you have your reduction before losing weight, it could impact the results of your surgery. Losing a lot of weight after a reduction operation could result in you having smaller breasts than you want. It may also cause changes to the skin changes and the overall shape of the breasts.
Your best bet is to achieve your desired weight and maintain it for a few months before scheduling your appointment to reduce your breast size.
Things to Know
Before undergoing this life-changing operation, it’s essential to know what to expect. Although no two women are exactly alike, there are several results women commonly share after reducing their breast size.
Our Premier Johnson County Facility
Skip the hospital: your procedure takes place in our state-of-the-art Johnson County facility. We carefully remove the unwanted fat, tissue, and skin from your breasts to reduce the size. We reshape them to your desired firmness and roundness all in the comfort of our pristine surgical facility and Medspa.
Loving the Results
This surgery has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates immediately and after ten years post-op. According to studies, 95% of women feel extremely satisfied with the results of removing breast tissue. The reason for these rave reviews is simple: this operation treats all the painful symptoms associated with bigger breasts.
Your quality of life is bound to improve when you remove chronic pain from your life. You can say goodbye to back, neck, and shoulder pain while breathing more deeply every day. Your entire world opens up with opportunities and possibilities that you may never have considered before.
An Outpatient Procedure
We usually perform this safe procedure on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. In only a few hours, your surgeon transforms your bust to more manageable proportions, and you typically won’t have to stay in a hospital for days after the operation.
You Can’t Choose Your Cup Size
This aspect may sound concerning to you, but it makes sense when you put everything into perspective. Bra sizes vary from one company to another, and there isn’t a universal standard for cup sizes. Although you are probably accustomed to identifying your breast size with a letter, it’s more useful to think about how you want your breasts to look after surgery.
During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your breast goals with you to understand what you want the result to be. Together you find a size that works for you and your body. Also, keep in mind that the results immediately after surgery may not be what you had in mind. It takes a little time for your breasts to settle into their new size and shape.
Health Insurance May Cover the Costs
If your breasts cause you chronic pain or discomfort, your health insurance may cover the costs. Insurance companies typically don’t offer coverage for cosmetic procedures. Still, many will provide financial support for a mammaplasty because it relieves physical pain. Every insurance company has different rules and procedures for coverage, so please contact your insurance company for more information about their coverage benefits for this procedure.
Breastfeeding May Still Be an Option
Modern techniques for reducing breast size can often preserve the functioning of your nipple to allow breastfeeding later. In the past, this surgery was commonly associated with the inability to breastfeed after. Times have changed, and there are now more advanced methods to preserve your ability to nurse your child. If you wish to breastfeed after your reduction surgery, discuss your options with your surgeon.
Your Wardrobe Options Open Up Significantly
Many women with large breasts struggle to find clothes that fit the way they want them to. After surgery, your wardrobe options expand substantially.
However, we recommend that you wait a few months before going on a shopping spree for new clothes. Because it can take some time to get used to your new breasts, it’s best to live in them for a while before going all out on new clothes. This short waiting period will give you plenty of time to shop around for the best finds that suit your new look.
You Can Get Physical
One of the greatest things to expect after your operation is the ability to partake in physical activities without pain, discomfort, or breathlessness. Hitting the gym, playing with children, and even simple tasks like cleaning your home will feel much more comfortable after reducing your breast size. Your range of motion opens up significantly, which makes these activities more accessible than ever.
Can Breast Tissue Grow Back After Surgery?
It’s relatively rare, but your breasts can get bigger again after surgery under certain circumstances. You might experience shifting cup sizes if you:
- Get pregnant
- Gain weight
- Experience dramatic hormonal changes
- Are young when getting the reduction
Prevent New Breast Tissue From Forming
Most women need not worry about their cup sizes increasing after surgery. Discuss any concerns you have about breast regrowth with us. You can take precautionary steps to make sure new tissues don’t form in the breasts.
Maintain a healthy weight to prevent new breast tissue from forming after surgery. Eating a nutritious diet, drinking plenty of water, and engaging in regular physical activity can help you stay in shape. If you are planning to become pregnant, discuss this with your surgeon, who can help you devise the most effective plan of action for you before surgery.
Am I a Candidate for the Procedure?
Any woman who wants to reduce the size of her breasts could be a candidate for this procedure. You are an ideal candidate if you are experiencing chronic pain because of large breasts. You must be in reasonably good health and have realistic expectations to qualify for this procedure.
The only way to find out for sure if you are eligible is to schedule a consultation with our professional staff in Overland Park. Together, we discuss your goals and determine if this procedure is right for you. Give us a call and we will gladly fit you in for an appointment.
How to Prepare for Your Consultation
Your consultation is the time to ask your surgeon questions. Some patients find it helpful to write out their concerns before the meeting to reference later. Please be prepared to discuss your medical history, current daily routine, and any other treatments you have received.
Please keep your valuables with you at all times during your consultation. We ask that you please switch your mobile devices to silent mode during your visit. You are welcome to bring children to your appointment if they are of an age where they may be left alone in the waiting room during your appointment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are tired of battling your breasts just to function in the day-to-day, a breast reduction surgery can dramatically improve your life. Although you probably won’t lose much weight from surgery, chances are, everyone will think you have. If you are ready to step into the new you, schedule your initial consultation with us. Contact us today at Aesthetic Surgical Arts/Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS to get started.