Whether achieved through weight loss surgery or lifestyle changes, losing a significant amount of weight dramatically changes the way your body looks and how it’s proportioned. If you lose a large amount of weight after you’ve had breast augmentation, you may find that your implants need to be updated in order to better match and complement your new, slimmer physique.
How the Breasts Change with Weight Loss
The breasts tend to store excess body fat, so it’s natural for the appearance of your breasts to fluctuate with your weight. Knowing this, it’s no surprise that shedding large amounts of body fat will create significant changes in the size and volume of your breasts—and this loss of volume in the breasts can also lead to sagging and an undesirable change in nipple location. The implants may also become more visible after the loss of added tissue coverage through the breasts, or settle into a new position in the breast pocket.
How a Revision Can Help
While some women will still be happy with the appearance of their implants after weight loss, those who lose significant amounts of weight may find themselves considering breast implant revision surgery in order to better bring out the best in their new body. The good news is, breast revision can address multiple issues in the breasts during a single operation. Your doctor can perform a breast lift to remove excess, saggy skin and correct post-weight loss changes in nipple placement. At the same time, he or she can also exchange your implants for a size and profile that you feel better accentuates your new figure.