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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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If I lose weight will my Breasts sag?

If I lose weight will my Breasts sag?

Cooper's: The ligament the holds up the breast is called Cooper's ligament and in older women tend to "droop" over a lifetime of "holding up" the "goods" If you are obese and lose the fat in the breast along with your weight, you might, at age 16, have some changes in the remaining breast tissue However, significant "sagging" would be unusual.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I am 26 and 5'1 and have naturally small breasts. I gained weight and my cup size went from 34b to 36c. If I lose weight will my breasts sag?

I am 26 and 5'1 and have naturally small breasts. I gained weight and my cup size went from 34b to 36c. If I lose weight will my breasts sag?

Maybe: It depends upon how much weight you gained and how many times you have been pregnant or not. At age 26, the breast supporting ligaments should still be in force.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If you lose weight will your breasts get perkier or will they sag?

If you lose weight will your breasts get perkier or will they sag?

Your breasts: Are not likely to become perkier but they may not sag either.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Gary Greenly Dr. Greenly
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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If I lose weight will I also lose my breasts?

If I lose weight will I also lose my breasts?

Adipose tissue: Unfortunately, yes. Breasts are composed predominately of fatty tissue, and if you lose a considerable amount of weigh, your body fat content will diminish, and you may experience a decrease in breast size. If this is a becomes a major issue, you may consider breast augmentation as a remedy. If you are obese, then losing weight is certainly worth the effort, as you will be healthier with less fat.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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If I lose weight will my breasts get smaller?

If I lose weight will my breasts get smaller?

Breasts have fat: Breasts have fat, which makes them soft. A woman's body does not know that she wants to lose fat only in certain parts of her body, but keep fat in other parts of the body. So, getting slim means losing fat overall, including breasts fat. Only occasionally does a woman come along who has a skinny body but naturally large breasts (she's just made that way).

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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley Dr. Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Do breasts always shrink when you lose weight?

Do breasts always shrink when you lose weight?

Usually: Usually they do, but in some women the volume can be retained.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What if I lose weight will my breasts get smaller?

What if I lose weight will my breasts get smaller?

Yes: If for some reason your vaccine did not prevent you from getting chickenpox, (it does happen) you are just as contagious as any other chickenpox case.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you tell me how I could lose weight from my breasts?

Can you tell me how I could lose weight from my breasts?

Breast size: If you lose weight in general, a certain % will be breast fat but the actual amount can't be predicted.

Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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How can I lose weight, and reduce the size of my breasts?

How can I lose weight, and reduce the size of my breasts?

Low Fat Diet: Modify your diet to reduce your breast size. Since breast tissue is made mostly of fat, decreasing your overall fat intake could lead to a reduced bust line. Monitor your diet by keeping a detailed intake log. Assess each food group to ensure you're receiving adequate nutrition while attempting to reduce your breast size. Lose weight gradually to prevent breast sagging. No more than 1-2 pounds/wk.

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Dr. Daniel Careaga Dr. Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
14 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Can there be any way to lose weight without losing my breasts?

Can there be any way to lose weight without losing my breasts?

No: You can not 'select' or 'target' which parts of your body will reduce volume when you lose weight.

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Dr. Louis Esquivel Dr. Esquivel
Holistic Medicine
31 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I wanted to know when you lose weight, can you lose weight on your breasts naturally too?

Yes, possibly.: Yes, this is fairly common as breast tissue has some degree of adipose (fat) in the surrounding tissues as well.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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As I have become fat, my breasts are saggy. Even if I lose weight, they will remain so. Is there any way to make them even a little better naturally?

As I have become fat, my breasts are saggy. Even if I lose weight, they will remain so. Is there any way to make them even a little better naturally?

Not on earth: The support structure inside breasts influences how they hang. Such traits are usually inherited just like other bodily characteristics. On Earth, we have gravity, so some breasts will sag if they were destined to sag. Without gravity, like on the International Space Station, breasts shouldn't sag, but that's a question best directed to a woman astronaut. However, becoming slimmer is a good idea.

Dr. Joseph Kuhn Dr. Kuhn
Bariatrics
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What can I do to lose weight in my breast?

What can I do to lose weight in my breast?

Overall wt loss: You will lose weight in your breasts if you lose weight all over your body. There is otherwise no way to specifically lose weight in breasts alone. Hope that helps.

Dr. Daniel Careaga Dr. Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
14 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What to do if I want to lose weight but I don't want my breast to go smaller?

What to do if I want to lose weight but I don't want my breast to go smaller?

You cant control: You can't control what parts of your body lose weight selective over others.

Dr. Gregg Nishi Dr. Nishi
Bariatrics
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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My breasts are saggy and big and I'm very self conscious. If I lose weight will they firm up?

Saggy breast: If you are currently overweight and your breasts are large and saggy, losing weight will reduce their size but they will likely be just as, if not more, saggy than they currently are. A breast reduction/mastopexy/augmentation can fix that though.

Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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My breasts are quite small so there is not much fatty tissue there. I am also slightly overweight. If I lose weight will my breasts become smaller?

My breasts are quite small so there is not much fatty tissue there. I am also slightly overweight. If I lose weight will my breasts become smaller?

Unlikely: If you lose weight it will mostly be due to reduction of fatty tissue; since you don't have much in your breast it's likely that it will not change much with weight loss. It sounds like you might be concerned about having small breasts; while popular culture puts a premium on big breasts, many people find small breasts attractive. That said, the herb puereria mirifica can increase breast size.