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I don’t have a lot of excess skin, but I have only lost 90 pounds. My stomach is still pretty big and I have started regaining weight. I was down 110 pounds but now I am only down 90 pounds. How long ago did you have your surgery?

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14 hours ago, Walter.Sobchak said:

I don’t have a lot of excess skin, but I have only lost 90 pounds. My stomach is still pretty big and I have started regaining weight. I was down 110 pounds but now I am only down 90 pounds. How long ago did you have your surgery?

11/1/2018 for the bypass, January 2017 for the boob reduction

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What you need is a lift, with or without implants. Schedule some consultations with several plastic surgeons and get their take.

I had a lift with implants and am THRILLED with the results

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Since you are young and I am assuming childless at this point, I would only do reduction and lift - as you may want to breastfeed and implants (even ones under the muscle) can interfere with that. Just my 2 cents.

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I had a breast reduction when I was your age. Go for it. The surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic procedures. You don’t need implants. The breast reduction will take care of all of your concerns. And given your back problems, insurance may very well cover it. Mine was covered.

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Re: breastfeeding. I did go on to have children, and the breast reduction did limit my milk supply, so I supplemented with formula. Breastfeeding can be really difficult under any circumstances, and it may not work out whether or not you have a breast reduction. So don’t let the possibility of having future children that may or may not be willing to breast-feed stop you.

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If you have reduction you will become a small B cup I went from Ddd to B cup, surgeon has to extract enough fatty tissue for insurance company, if I had to do again I’d do a total lift only. But insurance won’t pay for a lift but will cover a reduction 100%.. ur choice but I’ve even considered a silicone implants still.

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Talk to a good Board Certified Surgeon & do homework to make sure their credentials are up to date w/board certification not all plastic surgeons are certified but can preform plastic surgery. I booked with a Dr like that & found he wasn’t Board Certified so I immediately cancelled & got all $7,500 back because he he lied& I call medical board to complain.

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I had a Tummy Tuck after 18 months of my bypass surgery , my bypass surgery in July 2013 & tummy tuck January of 2015 & then breast reduction in June 2015. Needless to say I have no back, neck or shoulder pain anymore but I’m now a B cup,often I think about implants but also read about women whom have them put in , now having them removed. My sister in law went to DDD where I was but before surgery was a full B cup & regrets it still today 3 yrs later.

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Don’t get implants as you will need to replace them periodically during your lifetime, which may present a host of other issues.

Also, you could very well end up with complications (contractures or leaks). And many male surgeons put in implants that are too big due to their own personal preferences for breast size. But the biggest risk (imo) are the systemic problems that women report because their body thinks implants are a foreign body and tries to fight them off, especially in cases of leakage of the implant material.

I too vote for just a lift and/or reduction depending on what the PS recommends.

I’m a fairly tall woman and love my B cup sized breasts post-gastric bypass! I look good!

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Just now, MarinaGirl said:

Don’t get implants as you will need to replace them periodically during your lifetime, which may present a host of other issues.

Also, you could very well end up with complications (contractures or leaks). And many male surgeons put in implants that are too big due to their own personal preferences for breast size. But the biggest risk (imo) are the systemic problems that women report because their body thinks implants are a foreign body and tries to fight them off, especially in cases of leakage of the implant material.

I too vote for just a lift and/or reduction depending on what the PS recommends.

I’m a fairly tall woman and love my B cup sized breasts post-gastric bypass! I look good!

Pictures please! (clothed of course!)

I might be having a revision. Mine are DDs but are very hard and sit on my skinny ass chest now like two twin hard mounds. I want to lobby for Bs, but I know my PS doc is gonna say they will look ridiculous. I want them to have room to jiggle. Are your's soft and jiggly?

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3 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

Pictures please! (clothed of course!)

I might be having a revision. Mine are DDs but are very hard and sit on my skinny ass chest now like two twin hard mounds. I want to lobby for Bs, but I know my PS doc is gonna say they will look ridiculous. I want them to have room to jiggle. Are your's soft and jiggly?

I have natural breasts, no implants. They were small when I was younger and skinnier, grew bigger when I gained weight, and are now back to a good size, imo. They’re soft and jiggly, and droop a little, but not enough to require plastic surgery.

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2 minutes ago, MarinaGirl said:

I have natural breasts, no implants. They were small when I was younger and skinnier, grew bigger when I gained weight, and are now back to a good size, imo. They’re soft and jiggly, and droop a little, but not enough to require plastic surgery.

Oh yeah! Sorry. Forgot you don't have implants. Mine are from double mastectomy reconstruction and because they had to remove so much muscle, they had to do muscle transplants to both sides, twice. So I don't know if they place the implants (couldn't do autologous fat implants) differently in this situation which maybe accounts for how hard and solid/non-jiggly they are. I would personally like a little natural droop and softness/jiggliness. :D Hey I can hope, right?! Thanks for sharing.

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