It may seem counterintuitive for a woman to get breast implants when she’s already had a breast reduction to correct overly large breasts, however, the breasts are a dynamic force in many women’s lives, growing and changing throughout the lifespan.
A past breast reduction surgery could have been wildly successful, but that doesn’t prevent the breasts from shifting in size and shape over time. There are several reasons why a woman may choose to get breast implants after breast reduction surgery.
1. Breast Shape Has Changed
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fluctuations in weight or the aging process can all bring about changes in breast size and shape.
It’s not uncommon for women who’ve undergone breast reductions in the past to experience a loss in breast volume or upper pole fullness years later. If your breasts have changed in size or shape over time, breast augmentation surgery can restore volume and improve shape for an overall enhancement.
2. Breasts Are No Longer Proportionate with the Body
In the first several years following a breast reduction, your breasts may have been in proportion with your figure. However, just as the breasts can change over time, so too can the body. Some women notice that their breasts are no longer in balance with the rest of their body, and opt to have breast augmentation surgery for a more proportionate appearance.
3. Breast Reduction Surgery Took Away Too Much
Although not nearly as common, there are certainly situations where a breast reduction surgery may have removed more volume and size than you bargained for, leaving you with breasts that are smaller than you’d like. In this unlikely event, getting breast implants to round out your shape can be an excellent option.