What Is The Best Breast Augmentation Procedure After Weight Loss?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


The benefits of weight loss, both physical and emotional, are virtually endless. From increasing your life expectancy to improving your mobility to enhancing your appearance, weight loss can truly be life-changing. For many women, however, weight loss results in one not-so-great new development: saggy breasts. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi can help you complete your total transformation after weight loss and get the stunning, sexy, feminine figure you’ve been hoping for with breast augmentation surgery. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at your options for breast augmentation and find out which approach may be most appropriate after losing weight.

Will losing weight make my breasts smaller?

Breast volume is comprised of both breast tissue and fatty tissue. When patients gain or lose a great deal of weight, fat cells in the breast area swell or shrink, which can significantly change the patient’s bustline. Additionally, many patients are left with stretched-out skin after weight loss, resulting in saggy or deflated-looking breasts.

I hate the way my breasts look now that I’ve lost weight

If you have achieved your goal weight but now feel unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you may benefit from breast enhancement surgery. Depending on your specific needs and goals, Dr. Kelishadi may recommend one or more of the following cosmetic breast procedures to restore lost breast volume and/or reshape deflated breasts:

  • Breast augmentation with implants
  • Fat transfer to the breast
  • Breast lift
  • DuraSorb® internal bra breast augmentation
  • Breast revision

Which type of breast augmentation should I get after losing weight?

Because weight loss typically results in both volume loss and skin laxity, many after-weight loss patients require a breast lift as part of their breast enhancement plan. During a breast lift, Dr. Kelishadi removes excess skin from the breast, reduces the nipple-areola complex, and repositions the breast at a more natural and appealing point on the chest.

In many cases, patients choose to combine a breast augmentation with breast lift surgery to also restore lost breast volume, particularly in the upper pole of the breast. Based on the patient’s anatomy and personal preferences, Dr. Kelishadi may recommend breast augmentation with saline implants, silicone implants, or a fat transfer. Some essential things to consider when choosing between saline implants, silicone implants, and a fat transfer after weight loss include:

  • Saline implants are more prone to showing rippling, particularly in patients who are very thin or do not have much native breast tissue.

  • Silicone implants are reserved for patients who are at least 22 years old.

  • Depending on how much weight the patient has lost and how much excess fat is available to harvest, a fat transfer to the breast may or may not be possible.

During your initial consultation for breast implants after weight loss, Dr. Kelishadi will take as much time as needed to discuss all of your options in detail and answer any questions you may have before recommending a customized surgical plan that can help you achieve the final step in your complete body transformation.

Add the finishing touch to your slim and sexy new body with breast augmentation after weight loss in Orange County, CA

If weight loss has done a number on your breasts, or if you had small breasts to begin with and would like to accentuate your new figure with a fuller bust, we can help. To learn more about the cutting-edge breast augmentation options offered at SSK Plastic Surgery, call to schedule your one-on-one consultation with award-winning Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

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