Happy with your breasts during pregnancy but find, now afterwards, they are no longer the size or shape you desire? This is quite common and especially after breast feeding, many women find their formerly perky breasts are saggy and deflated. Feel confident in your body again with breast augmentation. This procedure can restore fullness and youthful shape to your breasts. Contact us today and schedule your breast surgery consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery.
How Pregnancy Changes the Breasts
Hormonal changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding cause the breasts to swell and increase in size, sometimes growing several cup sizes. After you’ve finished breastfeeding, the breasts will may return to their normal size, but often they are smaller. If you have gained significant weight during pregnancy your breast may stay larger. Regardless of which group you end up in, one thing is true for all groups – stretching of the skin. This extra skin does not completely disappear as the breasts settle at their new size and this leads to breast sagging.
Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both?
If you’ve experienced volume loss due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, breast augmentation is the solution. This procedure places an implant underneath the breasts, adding fullness and improving breast shape. With a variety of implant shapes and sizes, we can customize the look of your breasts and achieve your ideal shape. Breast augmentation can increase your natural breast size, restore volume loss after pregnancy, correct asymmetry, and more.
Breast augmentation increases volume loss, but doesn’t correct the extra skin that causes the breasts to sag. If you have breast ptosis (sagging), you may need a breast lift. Excess skin is removed and the breast tissues are repositioned to restore a perky, youthful breast appearance. A breast lift doesn’t increase breast size; it only reshapes the breasts. Incision placement varies depending on the severity of the sagging.
Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation are often paired together to address both the volume and the extra skin problems. If you want to increase size, but don’t have sagging, you are a candidate for breast augmentation. If you want to reshape the breasts and are happy with your current size, you are a candidate for a breast lift. If you want to correct sagging and increase size, you may need both – a breast augmentation with a lift.
How Will Future Pregnancies Impact My Breasts?
Once you have your shape and size back your breasts will age normally. Should you get pregnant again, your breasts will change again and repeat surgeries may be needed to undo those changes. If you are actdively trying to get pregnant, wait until after you’ve finished having children to have your breasts done. If you are not sure or will be having more children down the road, surgery now will not prevent you from getting pregnant nor will it prevent changes to the breasts that pregnancy can cause. Talk to your surgeon about breast feeding and breast surgery if it is important to you for future pregnancies. Once you are totally done with childbearing, your breast rejuvenation surgery can be part of your mommy makeover.
If you’ve experienced breast changes after pregnancy, come see us at CARE. Post-baby breast augmentation and or lift can help you to feel confident and sexy again. Call today and schedule your consultation.