It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Menopause Message Board

breast reduction question

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-03-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 113
klawk316 HB User
breast reduction question

hi ladies,

My questions are: If you lose weight after surgery will you lose breast size and/or will they sag? Or, if you gain weight will the breast get large again?

Sorry if they are silly questions, but in all honesty I just don't know the answers.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-03-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 49
Korikins HB User
Re: breast reduction question

When it comes to plastic surgery, it's best to be close to your ideal weight. Even with a reduction, you can gain and lose there.

There are alot of plastic surgeons who give free consultations. Just write down all your questions and ask them while you're there!

I would love to have this done as well.


Old 08-04-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 67
MinMin24 HB User
Re: breast reduction question

Hi guys...first off no question is silly. Your questions normal and definately deserves a answer. I just had a breast reduction 9 days ago and couldn't be any happier with the's already improved my posture and everything. However when I saw the plastic surgeon for a consultation he did explain to me that a large amount of weight loss or gain can alter the breast a little. It's worse to gain it back rather than lose it as then you run the risk of making them become increasingly larger and probably wont be able to get the insurance to cover another surgery. Also if you are like me and never had any children you may want to go down to a smalller size because you run the risk of gaining back a lot of breast tissue when you become pregnant.......note that this tissue may never dissappear after the pregnancy. I myself went from a G cup to a small C and couldn't be any happier with the outcome and would encourage anyone who's thinking about having them done to follow through!

Old 08-07-2006, 08:43 AM   #4
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 356
marymk HB User
Re: breast reduction question

I had a breast reduction 15 years ago. First let me say, it's was well worth it, scars and all.
I was at my ideal weight when I had it done, and yes I've had a child (about 5 years after), and have gained about 15 pounds over the years.
They got bigger during pregnancy, and I was able to breast feed. I lost all my baby weight, and then gained the 15 pounds a few years later.

Yes, my breasts got bigger, but not that much - I also get smaller if I loose weight - which I've been trying to do lately.

The one thing I thought was 'odd' - when I gained weight, it seemed my left gained more than my right. I thought because of the reduction, they would be more 'perfect' - even with changes, but according to my Dr., when the breast tissue is removed - it's hard to tell the differnce between the fat, and the gland tissue, so they may end up being not perfectly symetrical.
The difference is only noticeable to me, and when I'm at a lower weight, it seems to even out.

I mentioned scars - I do have them, although they have faded alot over the years. Also, the scar area's stayed quite sensitive for many years afterwards. Even now, if I get bumped on the outer area (under arm), I feel it sometimes.

Sorry to be so long winded, but I know that I had tons of questions when I went through this. I wasn't able to just get online and get questions answered - it's a great day and age we live in!!


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
breast reduction and breast feeding fallenangel065 Breastfeeding 9 04-06-2009 02:56 PM
breast reduction for back pain? kayte04 Back Problems 3 05-06-2006 06:16 PM
Breast reduction stories wanted... and have one ODD question.. TexasWildRose04 Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 6 04-12-2005 07:15 AM
Was Scheduled for Breast Reduction to help back...Not gonna happen..Now Depressed!! TexasWildRose04 Back Problems 10 02-23-2005 01:41 PM
breast lift/reduction, what to expect? *music23* Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 8 01-02-2005 07:19 PM
Breast Reduction meraj3 Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 11 11-14-2004 02:11 PM
Breast Reduction and Pregnancy hopefulmom5 Pregnancy 3 10-21-2003 01:53 PM
Breast reduction...etc..... TSB Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 1 03-22-2003 10:52 AM
breast reduction rayme321 Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 3 07-18-2002 05:02 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:41 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!