Many women see changes in their breasts after pregnancy. Some women enjoy a lifetime of fuller, perkier breasts, but most experience sagging, shrinking, and breast drooping. If you fall into the second group, you may consider a post pregnancy breast augmentation with or without breast lift to restore fullness and cleavage to your breasts and give you the proportionate shape. The following are frequently asked questions by patients below will help you understand how this process works so you can have a positive experience from start to finish.
Why Do My Breasts Change After Pregnancy?
Your breasts will naturally get larger, fuller, and heavier as they prepare for nursing. If you choose to breastfeed your child, your breasts will maintain their shape until your child is weaned. Otherwise, your breasts glands will stop producing and storing milk and will most likely shrink back to their pre-pregnancy size. The sagging that occurs afterward is the result of stretched breast skin that cannot support your breasts properly anymore. A breast augmentation with or without breast lift will help resolve this issue and restore fullness. Many patients desire only a breast augmentation to refill their breast tissue and restore the fullness and perkiness. If you have significant amount of skin excess and very lax breast tissue, you may consider a breast lift as well. In addition to restoring your pre-pregnancy breast shape and fullness, your nipples will be returned back to their original position, size, and shape.
When Can I Get A Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy?
Each pregnancy you go through has a chance of changing the tone, shape, and size of your breasts. Because of this, I recommend waiting to get your breast augmentation surgery until after you have given birth for the last time. Wait until you are finished breast feeding and your breasts have gone back to their normal size. This is typically a minimum of six months after finishing breast feeding. You are welcome to come in for a consultation to learn which cosmetic surgery option is right for you and when the best timing is.
How Do I Choose The Right Implant Size?
With breast augmentation and post-pregnancy breast lifts, you have the option to make your breasts larger, smaller, or the same size as they were before you had your child. Most women desire slightly fuller breasts than they had before pregnancy. At your consultation, we will discuss your desired size and shape to determine which implant size is right for you and whether a breast lift is needed. If your breasts are no longer the same size, you may need to vary the size of implants to balance and restore symmetry. After discussing your desires and goals, I will take breast and chest measurements. In addition, I will have you try on sizers to determine the perfect size, shape, and look for your breast implants.
What Is Good Timing For Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy?
It is important to have established your pre-pregnancy or healthy weight before having a procedure. If you don’t and have subsequent weight fluctuations, then your breast size may vary as well. This may take a year or so after delivery so take the time you need to get back on track. In addition, you want to wait until you have stopped producing milk and all of your stored milk is gone. Feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation 248-948-5500 to discuss your goals and how we can begin achieving them with our breast augmentation in Michigan.