We are often asked by patients about what should come first between breast reduction and weight loss. Should you lose weight first before going for a breast reduction? what will happen if you have weight loss after breast reduction surgery?. In this article, we will share the most important things to consider before having a breast reduction surgery. You will also be able to learn if breast reduction can help you lose weight and what happens if you lose weight after breast reduction. Should you lose weight before or after breast reduction? Weight loss is an important factor not only when it comes to breast reduction, but for healthy living. Weight gain has been associated with an increase in health problems. These includes high blood pressure, some types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Research conducted over the past decades has concluded that, weight gain has been largely contributed by poor eating habits and lifestyle. Although there are few exceptional cases of biological factors such as genetics and hormonal change, most people have gained weight due to poor eating behavior and lifestyle. According to Dr. Steven Wallach a board certified plastic surgeon in New York city, it is ideal to lose weight first before going for a breast reduction surgery. This is because, after weight loss, your breasts are likely to shrink and sagg and if this happens after surgery, you will be required to go for a revision breast surgery to treat the sagging. Breast reduction weight loss. Will breast reduction help lose weight? weight lose after breast reduction surgery is very common. However, the amount of weight you will lose after the surgery is not that much. In an average breast reduction surgery, your doctor is entitled to remove only 500 grams of tissues from each breast. This in total adds up to 1000 grams which is about 2.2 pounds when converted. Many obese women today have severe enlarged breasts a condition known as macromastia. It is true that Big breasts may increase your weight due to the enlarged breast tissue that comprises of significant amount of fat. However, breast reduction surgery should not be a way to lose weight fast. If you are looking it as a way to lose weight fast then you will be wrong.