Uneven breasts after weight gain

I had a breast augmentation about eight years ago. In the past few years, I have gained about 42 pounds. I am in the process of losing it. However, one breast now seems larger than the other one. My question is, will they both even out after I have lost all the weight I have gained?

Hi, unfortunately there is no guarantee that your breasts will evenly lose the excess that occurred with weight gain. Our breasts are a combination of the skin envelope (that stretches and recoils differently), fatty tissue (difficult to target fat loss), and breast tissue (atrophies unpredictably), which contributes to the differences throughout life. When your weight is stable, have a consultation with an ABPS certified PS and they will guide you whether you would benefit from a lift, reduction, an implant, etc. depending upon your goals. Good luck!

Vaishali B. Doolabh MD
Vaishali B. Doolabh MD
7035 Southpoint PkwyJacksonvilleFL32216US

Vaishali B. Doolabh MD

7035 Southpoint Parkway, Jacksonville, FL,
32216, US

If your breasts were relatively even after your augmentation procedure, then when you get back to your post augmentation weight, they will likely be even again. If not, then discuss your concerns with your surgeon.

Daniel Markmann MD
Daniel Markmann MD
9171 Baltimore National PikeEllicott CityMD21042US

Daniel Markmann MD

9171 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 205,
Ellicott City, MD, 21042, US

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Thanks for your question. If you were symmetrical prior to your augmentation, the likelihood is that you will get close to your original size once you lose your weight. If there is an appreciable asymmetry afterward the options are to change implant sizes, or perhaps reduce the larger side. A lot goes into deciding the best option. Best of Luck!

M. Scott Haydon MD
M. Scott Haydon MD
4701 Bee Cave RdAustinTX78746US

M. Scott Haydon MD

4701 Bee Cave Road, Suite 202, Austin, TX,
78746, US

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Everyone is different from side to side. It would be best wait until you have lost your weight to re-evaluate. There are multiple factors involved so trying to narrow it down without examining you is difficult.

Robert Whitfield MD, FACS
Robert Whitfield MD, FACS
1510 W 34th StAustinTX78703US

Robert Whitfield MD, FACS

1510 W. 34th Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX,
78703, US

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Unfortunately often after weight loss breasts stay uneven. Once you are done with the process, if you're like most patients, you might want to consider a mastopexy.

Reza Momeni MD, FACS
Reza Momeni MD, FACS
1 Diamond Hill RdBerkeley HeightsNJ07922US

Reza Momeni MD, FACS

1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ,
07922, US