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How can losing weight affect breasts after a breast reduction?

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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Breast Reduction

They can shrink slightly.

In brief: Breast Reduction

They can shrink slightly.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Scott Brenman
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Loss of volume

Weight loss after breast reduction can result in some further reduction in breast volume as a portion of the breast is of fatty composition and will change with weight loss.
There may be a tendency for the breasts to lose some tone and droop a little as well though most women are extremely pleased with their results. It is much easier to exercise after a reduction so some wt loss can be expected.

In brief: Loss of volume

Weight loss after breast reduction can result in some further reduction in breast volume as a portion of the breast is of fatty composition and will change with weight loss.
There may be a tendency for the breasts to lose some tone and droop a little as well though most women are extremely pleased with their results. It is much easier to exercise after a reduction so some wt loss can be expected.
Dr. Scott Brenman
Dr. Scott Brenman
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: They get smaller

A variable percentage of the breast tissue is fat, which will diminish with weight loss.
That is one reason why we recommend that patients get close to a healthy weight before surgery, so we don't over-reduce. However, many women find that exercise is easier after breast reduction surgery so it can be challenging.

In brief: They get smaller

A variable percentage of the breast tissue is fat, which will diminish with weight loss.
That is one reason why we recommend that patients get close to a healthy weight before surgery, so we don't over-reduce. However, many women find that exercise is easier after breast reduction surgery so it can be challenging.
Dr. Richard Baxter
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