Breast Lift After Pregnancy: Restoring Body Contour

December 12, 2014 @ 09:42 AM -- by Hadi Rassael

A topless woman holding her breastsDuring pregnancy, hormonal changes and weight gain can cause a woman's breasts to increase in size. The issues with breast size also occur as a result of nursing and breastfeeding. After giving birth and nursing, women often notice that their breasts become smaller, often drooping or sagging in the process.

The team at Millennium Medical has helped countless women in the Washington DC area who've had problems with drooping and sagging breasts after weight loss and childbirth. This is the nature of skin laxity, and the most effective way to restore the perkiness and firmness to the breasts is breast lift surgery.

How Breast Lift Surgery Works

During breast lift surgery, incisions are made around the areola and the lower portion of the breasts. Though these incisions, excess glandular tissue and skin is removed, allowing a surgeon to tighten the remaining skin and improve the overall appearance, shape, and symmetry of the breasts.

Why Breast Lift Is Ideal After Pregnancy and Nursing

Breast lift surgery is the only way to improve the perkiness of breasts that droop or sag. While creams and non-surgical products may be on the market making bold claims about their effectiveness, only body contouring procedures such as the breast lift are the sure way to achieve improved figure and a trimmer overall body shape.

The Breast Lift Surgery Procedure

During breast lift surgery, patients are generally placed under general anesthetic to ensure as little distress, discomfort, and worry as possible.

The following anchor-shaped incision pattern is typically made on the breast:

  • One circular incision around the areola
  • One incision along the crease where the underside of the breast meets the chest
  • One vertical incision along the lower slope of the breast that connects the previous two

Sometimes fewer and/or less extensive incisions are used to revise breast shape and contour. This will depend on the recommendations of the cosmetic surgeon and the needs of the patient. Generally speaking, incisions are less extensive when the drooping and sagging of the breasts is less pronounced.

Is breast lift surgery right for me?

Breast lift surgery may be an ideal option for you if your breasts droop or sag. In some cases, combining breast lift surgery with breast implants may be better for achieving your aesthetic goals and really bringing out the best in the appearance of your frame. This can be discussed in more detail during your consultation at the practice. We will be more than happy to cover all of your surgical and non-surgical options for treatment in much greater detail.

Other Options for Mommy Makeover Treatment

In addition to discussing breast enhancement techniques in greater detail, we will be more than happy to go over other mommy makeover procedures that are common after pregnancy. This includes tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), neck lift surgery, thigh lift procedures, and so forth. Our goal is to make you look refreshed, rejuvenated, and vibrant.

Learn More About Advanced Cosmetic Surgery

To learn more about breast lift surgery and your many other options for enhancing your overall appearance after pregnancy and breastfeeding, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery and skin care center today. We at Millennium Medical will help you look your very best again.