Should I only get a breast lift after weight loss?

Tags:age 35-44 sagging breasts weight loss

I have wanted to get a breast lift for a very long time because of my deflated breasts after having multiple kids. I have gained some weight over the past 5 years, however I wouldn't say I am obese. I could probably lose about 20 lbs, but my question is: Is it a necessity for me to lose weight before the surgery? If I lost the weight after having a breast lift will my results be affected significantly? Thanks!

Beatrice55

F, 39, Pennsylvania

Hi, I would suggest that if you are planning to lose the weight, you should lose it prior to your surgery.  That way, the results won't be affected by changing weight afterwards.  However, if you lose the weight and subsequently gain it back after surgery, your results will be affected as well.  So the best advice is to have the surgery when you think you are at a stable weight, and you have to be honest with yourself to determine what that weight is.  Best of luck!

Excellent question Beatrice55.

I would definitely advise the weight-loss prior to a breast lift. Were you to have the breast lift before your weight loss you will see significant changes in the appearance of your breast that are not predictable. See a board-certified plastic surgeon for your care.

Good luck!

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