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Droopy Breasts After Losing Weight? Consider A Breast Lift

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


There are fewer accomplishments to be prouder of than weight loss. Not only can losing weight help a person look and feel better overall, but there are virtually endless health benefits to be gained from weight loss. For many after weight loss patients, however, sagging skin is a frustrating side effect that keeps them from reaching their ultimate goals. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery can help. Internationally renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and the expert team at VIP Plastic Surgery are proud to offer the most cutting-edge body contouring procedures in Las Vegas, NV to help patients complete their weight loss transformation and finally get the gorgeous physique they deserve. Learn more about the benefits of one of the most popular skin removal surgeries after weight loss – breast lift – including how it can dramatically improve your sagging breasts.

Why do I have sagging breasts after weight loss?

Virtually all women will experience physical changes in their breasts over time, whether due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or the aging process alone. Another cause of droopy breasts is weight fluctuation. When a woman loses a fairly significant amount of weight, she may also lose fatty tissue in the breasts. When this occurs, the skin is often unable to “snap back” into shape – particularly for older women or those with poor skin elasticity – resulting in saggy, deflated breasts. Unfortunately, there is little that a woman can do to tighten breast skin or firm breast tissue on her own. For these patients, breast lift surgery may be a fantastic solution for restoring a more attractive, perkier, and more youthful breast position.

What is a breast lift?

Breast lift is a wildly popular type of body contouring surgery that involves skin removal, skin tightening, and reshaping of the breasts. The primary goal of breast lift surgery is to raise the breasts to a higher and more natural point on the chest. A breast lift also allows the surgeon to resculpt a more attractive overall breast shape, as well as adjust the position of the nipple, leaving patients feeling more youthful, feminine, and confident about their bodies.

How does a breast lift after weight loss work?

During breast lift surgery in Las Vegas, Dr. Khorsandi utilizes the most advanced techniques and technologies available to ensure stunning, long-lasting results. In most cases, breast lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia and may take about 1 – 3 hours to complete. To begin, Dr. Khorsandi makes a careful, precise incision(s) on the breast. Depending on the nature and severity of the patient's concerns, Dr. Khorsandi will remove an appropriate amount of tissue and skin, reposition the breast, pull the remaining skin tight, and close the incision with sutures. In many cases, the nipple-areola complex will also be repositioned for a more appropriate and natural look.

Do I need a breast lift or implants?

One of the most frequently asked questions by women with drooping breasts after weight loss is whether they should have a breast lift, breast augmentation, or both. The answer can vary from patient to patient and depends on a number of personal factors, including:

  • Severity of drooping
  • Amount of excess skin
  • Degree of skin laxity
  • Desired outcome
  • Current breast size/shape

In some cases, breast augmentation with implants may actually be enough to fill the deflated breast pocket and achieve a firmer, tighter look without the need for a breast lift. However, patients with significant drooping or pronounced skin elasticity often require breast lift skin removal to achieve their desired goals. Women who are hoping to increase their breast size as well as raise the breasts may benefit most from a combination breast augmentation plus breast lift procedure. During your initial consultation for a breast lift in Las Vegas, Dr. Khorsandi will thoroughly evaluate your breasts, discuss your ideal results, and recommend a personalized surgical plan that best meets your needs.

Will fat transfer fix sagging breasts?

Fat transfer to the breast is another popular procedure that offers patients a more natural alternative to breast augmentation. During breast fat transfer, fat is harvested from one area of the body via liposuction and transferred to the breasts via injection. This obviates the need for synthetic breast implants and boasts the added benefit of a trimmer contour at the site of liposuction. Patients should keep in mind, however, that there is a limit to the amount of fat that can be transferred during this procedure, meaning patients seeking a more dramatic size increase may be better suited to breast augmentation with implants. Furthermore, fat transfer may not be enough on its own to achieve a more lifted look. For pronounced drooping or sagging, a breast lift is undoubtedly the best option.

Take the final step in your body transformation after weight loss with breast lift surgery in Las Vegas, NV

Losing weight is an accomplishment to celebrate. Hopefully, you are now healthier, happier, and look better than ever! But if sagging skin and drooping breasts are holding you back from celebrating your success, cosmetic surgery can help. To learn more about how body contouring with Las Vegas breast lift surgery may help you finally get the gorgeous body you deserve, call the knowledgeable team at VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your private in-office or virtual consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi. Don’t let all of your hard work go to waste; call us today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.