Should You Get a Breast Lift After Rapid Weight Loss?
It’s no secret that losing weight can help you look better, feel better, and perhaps even live longer. In fact, many people agree that losing excess weight is one of the most important things you can do for your physical health and emotional well-being. However, extreme weight loss often comes with unwanted cosmetic side effects, including sagging skin. The caring team at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev, understand the frustrating nature of extra skin after weight loss and are proud to offer the most advanced Long Island, NY skin removal procedures and techniques to help patients finally be able to enjoy the results of their hard work. Learn more about one of the most popular after weight loss surgeries, breast lift, including when it may be safe and appropriate to consider the procedure.
What does breast lift do?
The primary objective of breast lift surgery is to reposition the breasts for a more youthful, perky contour. This is accomplished through a complex surgical technique, which includes excess skin removal. For patients who have gone through pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight fluctuation, the breasts often appear droopy and deflated due to a large amount of stretched out skin. In addition, the aging process can contribute to sagging breasts, loss of breast volume, and stretched out breast skin. In all of these cases, breast lift can be performed to remove the excess skin, lift the breasts, reposition the nipple, and create a more appealing overall breast contour.
When should I get breast lift surgery after weight loss?
In many cases, skin removal and lift procedures are the final steps in a patient’s weight loss transformation. While it is certainly understandable for patients to be eager to finally enjoy their new figure, there are a few essential things to consider when scheduling your breast lift after weight loss. These may include:
- Current weight: Patients considering breast lift after weight loss should, ideally, be at or near their goal weight, as further weight loss may compromise the results of the procedure. This is particularly important for women who plan to have fat transfer to the breasts incorporated into their breast lift surgery.
- Weight stability: One of the most critical factors to consider when determining how successful breast lift after weight loss may be for a particular patient is how long the patient has maintained her current weight. Ideal candidates should have a history of maintaining a healthy, stable weight for at least six months prior to surgery.
- Speed of weight loss: For patients who lost a large amount of weight rapidly, at least a portion of weight often returns. This is usually due to crash dieting or unhealthy methods of weight loss that aren’t sustainable in the long term. Patients who have experienced significant weight loss in a short amount of time are typically encouraged to wait at least 6 – 12 months to schedule their breast lift and skin removal surgeries to allow their weight to stabilize at a normal, healthy level.
Can breast lift be combined with other skin removal surgeries?
Absolutely. Many women choose to pair breast lift with complementary procedures to achieve a more dramatic, full-body transformation in fewer surgeries. Some of the most common procedures and treatments that are paired with breast lift as part of after weight loss surgery or mommy makeover surgery include:
- Breast augmentation
- Fat transfer to breast
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift
- Tummy tuck
- Lower body lift
- Upper body lift
During your initial consultation for breast lift in Long Island, NY, Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your goals, take ample time to answer all of your questions and explain your options in detail, and recommend a customized surgical plan that can best help you achieve your ideal outcome.
Get stunning, youthful, long-lasting results with breast lift after weight loss in Huntington, NY
If you’re like most women, the appearance of your breasts plays a major role in how feminine, confident, and beautiful you feel. Whether you’ve noticed deflated, saggy breasts after weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging, breast lift surgery can help restore a more youthful, perky contour and give your self-esteem a much-needed boost. Call the welcoming team at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY to schedule your private consultation with one of our award-winning board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev, and take the first step toward the final phase of your transformation today!