We all want to look our best, and sometimes that best is a moment in time before we had children. From the initial stages of pregnancy to the post-pregnancy lactating state and after, the breasts go through dramatic physiological and visual changes.
These changes cause the breasts to become larger and fuller during pregnancy. After pregnancy and lactation, the breasts decrease in size, but the breast skin rarely shrinks, leaving excess skin around the breasts. This can cause the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts.
It’s understandable that many women consider having a breast lift or a combination breast lift and breast augmentation following pregnancy and breastfeeding to restore their breasts to a pre-pregnancy shape.
It is important that potential breast lift patients wait until they are done having children to have this type of procedure. If you are still lactating or considering having more children, you may have to wait before having any type of breast surgery.
If you do have another baby after a breast lift, or happen to gain weight, another breast lift may be required. This is because another pregnancy or increase in your body’s weight may cause your breasts to increase in size. After the additional pregnancy or if you lose the additional weight, your breasts may droop again, requiring additional cosmetic surgeries.
It’s important to note that no breast surgery will protect you from changes to your body. As your body changes due to pregnancy or weight gain, these changes will naturally affect your breasts – changing them despite any previous surgeries.
It is important to understand these facts before undergoing a breast lift procedure. You should always consult a qualified surgeon to ensure you are a suitable candidate for any cosmetic work and to help you reclaim the body you had before becoming pregnant.