As a team of plastic surgeons in Atlanta, my colleagues and I have seen firsthand how unhealthy lifestyle choices can prevent women from enjoying the results they hoped to achieve with breast surgery. Women interested in surgery need to consider how their weight, for instance, can negatively affect their breast procedure, be it breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or breast reconstruction.
Here are some ways weight hinders breast surgery:
- Very overweight individuals who are not in good health may not be medically cleared for surgery.
- Losing a large amount of weight quickly after breast surgery can affect the results.
- Gaining too much weight after surgery may affect the size and shape of your breasts.
Basic ways of taking care of your body include proper diet and regular exercise, as well as making routine visits to your primary care physician and avoiding smoking. Getting into these positive habits before your surgery will not only help you qualify for a procedure, but it will also make you stronger and healthier and help speed your recovery. Sticking to such lifestyle habits after your surgery will help you avoid any complications and maintain the best results.