We’re here to answer the very popular question, should you lose weight before breast reduction?
The answer to that question is very simple. Yes, you should, and there are two very good reasons why you should try to lose weight before going under the knife. The first reason is that the operation itself and the post operation recovery period could result in some drastic weight loss. If you’re not careful, you might end up getting a much smaller breast than you wanted, making you feel unsatisfied with your breast reduction procedure. The second reason is that you wouldn’t want people to notice a huge change in your breasts. If you lose weight beforehand, the decrease in breast size would not be as noticeable as if you hadn’t lost weight.
Of course, make sure that you lose weight the healthy way. Losing weight through starvation dieting is not a good idea. Not only will it lead to unhealthy heating habits, but it will also make your body more prone to complications during and after the procedure.
By making the decision to lose weight before your breast reduction surgery, you lower the risks that come with going under the scalpel. This includes, among many others, infections, pneumonia, and in worse cases, even death.
Finally, the results of the operation will be much better and more permanent if you’re healthy and fit. It’s not uncommon for women to go through breast reduction surgery and see their breasts looking undesirable by losing weight after the procedure.
How To Lose Weight Before the Surgery
Losing weight is not easy, and it shouldn’t be done hastily. It will take time. If you take a shortcut, you put your body in tremendous risk, both in the short-term and in the long term.
The best way to lose weight before breast reduction is to slowly make changes to your diet. If you do it incrementally, your body has time to get used to the taste of the new food that you’re eating and you’ll be able to stick to it properly.
Regular exercise will also help. Going on a walk for thirty minutes at least three times a week can help keep you active and fit. But, if you really want your breasts to look as firm as they can be, then you’ll want to lift weights and build muscle. Don’t believe the myth that lifting weights will make your body muscular. In fact, if done correctly, your body will look much leaner, and after the breast reduction surgery, you will be able to enjoy your body for a longer time.
Keep in mind that breast reduction surgery will always come with a certain set of risks. Before undergoing then operation, make sure that you understand what you’re getting yourself into. It’s also important to remember that not everything goes according to play. If, in any way, you are dissatisfied with the results of the surgery, you can plan on getting breast surgery once the operation is complete, only this time, you’ll be adding a bit to your reduced breasts instead.