Achieving your weight loss goals is an amazing accomplishment! The health benefits are enormous, not to mention the hugely positive impact reaching your target weight will have on your quality of life.
One of the only drawbacks to significant weight loss is that sometimes patients are left with excess skin. Women in particular, often find that their breasts have lost their original volume and uplift as a result of losing weight.
After all the hard work that goes into a weight loss journey it is a shame for a patient not to be able to enjoy their new figure to the fullest, and so some women turn to Cosmetic Surgery to reshape their breasts after losing a lot of weight.
The Harley Medical Group, our Cosmetic Surgery partner, recommends different types of Breast Surgery depending on the individual patient’s needs. The range of options is more varied than you might think which is why it is important to discuss your needs with a specialist consultant.
Below is a short summary of the different Breast Procedures offered by The Harley Medical Group.
Breast Augmentation & Enlargement
If you are unhappy with the smaller size of your breasts after losing weight then a Breast Augmentation, or Enlargement, could be the solution you are looking for.
During a Breast Augmentation a small incision is made beneath the breast and an implant is inserted to increase the fullness of the breasts. It is the most commonly performed Cosmetic Procedure and could replace the loss of volume in the breasts following weight loss.
The Harley Medical Group use Mentor breast implants. Mentor, a Johnson & Johnson brand, has been producing the highest quality breast implants for more than 20 years. They are approved by the US FDA (Food and Drugs Administration), come with a 10-year warranty and exceed CE and MHRA testing standards following more than 20 years of clinical data. They are also the UK’s leading provider of implants for breast reconstruction patients.
An Augmented Mastopexy combines the benefits of a Breast Enlargement with a Breast Lift. We often hear from female weight loss patients that their breasts are smaller and have lost their natural uplift and this combined surgery can help to remedy both.
During an Augmented Mastopexy your Cosmetic Surgeon will insert a breast implant to increase the size of the breasts, but they will also remove any excess skin for a firmer, uplifted result. View patient success story
Weight is just one of the factors that affects the size of your breasts, which means some women are left with naturally large breasts despite losing weight. Large breasts can be inconvenient to live with, making exercise difficult, limiting your choice of clothing and even causing back and neck pain.
A Breast Reduction reduces the size of the breasts, making them more proportional to your body’s new shape and size. During the surgery an incision is made beneath the breast and vertically up to the nipple, from here some of the breast tissue and resulting excess skin is removed to create smaller breasts.
If you are considering Cosmetic Surgery, you can book a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your procedure in detail with a Nurse or a Cosmetic Surgeon, at one of the Harley Medical clinics across the UK. View patient success story