If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, you have many reasons to feel proud of your accomplishment. However, though you may be enjoying improved self-esteem and the ability to wear a broader range of clothing styles, you might also notice some unwelcome changes to your appearance.
Women who have experienced dramatic weight loss may struggle with skin laxity, including sagging breasts. This phenomenon occurs when stretched-out skin fails to snap back to its previous position. Fortunately, you have various surgical options for correcting this issue, including breast augmentation surgery.
Weight Loss and Your Breasts
Since your breasts are almost entirely fatty tissue, the effects of major weight loss on their size, shape, and profile can be drastic. Your breasts may lose some of their fullness or perkiness, especially if you had larger breasts to begin with.
Breast augmentation is one solution for enhancing the appearance of your breasts after you have lost a considerable amount of weight. Implants can add volume and fullness to your breasts, reducing sagging and improving your silhouette. Dr. Teotia can help you choose the ideal shape, size, and placement of your implants after meeting with you in person and learning more about your concerns.
Should You Combine an Augmentation With a Lift?
Many women with large breasts benefit from breast lift surgery. One way to tell if you are a good candidate for a breast lift is to look at your bare chest in a mirror. If the nipples point downward instead of straight ahead, a breast lift might be an excellent solution for you. You could also try putting a small object, such as a pencil, under your breast crease. If it stays in place without rolling away, it could be time to start thinking about a breast lift procedure.
In performing a breast lift, Dr. Teotia skillfully removes excess skin, repositions the nipples and areolas, and reshapes the underlying tissue. Breast lift surgery makes flat, sagging breasts look more youthful. If you choose, Dr. Teotia can add implants in the same procedure for a firmer, uplifted appearance.
Your Post-Weight Loss Surgical Plan
While you might be eager to schedule surgery as soon as you get close to your goal, we recommend waiting until you have reached your ideal body weight and maintained it for at least a year. Future weight fluctuations can affect your breast surgery results.
After weight loss, you might have other trouble spots, including your abdominal region. If that is a concern for you, Dr. Teotia can perform a tummy tuck to tighten weakened or strained abdominal muscles and remove excess, hanging skin and unwanted fat. Combining a tummy tuck with breast enhancement in the same operation – also known as a mommy makeover – can help you realize a dramatic improvement to your overall appearance.
The Leading Female Plastic Surgeon in Dallas
If you are ready to learn more about surgical procedures that can reshape your body and give you the sexy figure you have always dreamed of, contact our office today. Dr. Teotia and her compassionate, all-female team will partner with you to put your needs first and ensure you enjoy natural-looking results for years to come.