Will My Breasts Shrink If I Lose Weight?

Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Thu 04/18/2024 - 09:30
Breast procedures in Westlake

If you are planning to lose weight to achieve a flatter tummy and sleeker thighs, you may have concerns about the way diet and exercise can affect your breasts. Although plastic surgeon Dr. Joyesh Raj cannot predict how weight loss will change your figure, he can review the most likely outcomes so that you have an idea of what to expect.

Fat in Your Breasts

All women have some fat in their breasts, although the amount of fat can differ dramatically from one woman to the next. While some breasts are up to 56% fat in total volume, others contain as little as 7% fat. With that in mind, if you burn calories from exercise and a calorie-deficient diet, it is certainly possible to see your breasts shrink as a result. However, any change in breast size can be just as dependent on the composition of your breast volume as the amount of work you put into losing weight.

Another factor is how your body stores fat. In theory, fat should be evenly distributed to the fat cells throughout your body, but genetically you may be prone to fat storage in certain areas. You probably already know that if you gain weight, you cannot expect all that extra weight to go straight to your breasts. The same is true when you lose weight. Most likely, you will see fat reduction in your breasts that is proportional to fat loss in other areas. However, you cannot guarantee where fat reduction will be most visible.

What This Means for Your Cosmetic Goals

Whether your goal is to shrink the size of your breasts or lose weight without reducing the volume of your breasts, the good news is that you have some cosmetic options to make your contours look the way you would like.

If after losing weight you are no longer pleased with the size and shape of your breasts, you can enhance them with breast augmentation. Breast implants are a safe and easy way to achieve your preferred breast profile.

However, if you want to deliberately shrink the size of your breasts, you will probably see the best results with breast reduction. This surgery removes fat and other tissue from your oversized breasts to create proportions that better complement your figure.

Finally, if you have lost a significant amount of weight, you may discover that your breasts are prematurely droopy due to loose skin. Fortunately, Dr. Raj can perform breast lift (which can be combined with either of the other breast procedures) to re-elevate the breasts so that they look youthful.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Raj is a popular plastic surgeon who specializes in breast procedures. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts before or after weight loss and would like to make cosmetic improvements, please schedule a consultation by calling 440-808-8030.