Is There A Good Weight To Be At To Have Breast Implants Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am wondering if I should be at my ideal weight before having breast augmentation?

A: In regards to getting breast implants and your ideal body weight, I think that answer depends on how much weight loss you are anticipating and what your breasts look like now. If you plan to lose a lot of weight (greater than 20 to 25 lbs) and you have some significant breast sagging, then you may be wise to wait until you achieve that weight loss. You do not want to put in implants that will later develop additional breast sagging as the weight loss may cause the breast tissue to slide off of the underlying implant support or ledge, maing the sagging look worse. Also additional weight loss may tip the balance between a marginal breast lift candidate with their implants versus someone who definitely needs a lift with their implants. If the breasts have little to no sagging and the desired weight loss is fairly minimal, then you could proceed with breast implants at any time.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana