Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause considerable changes to one’s breasts.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are wonderful experiences for many women, but anyone who has been through these particular chapters of life will know that they can cause some considerable changes to one’s body. In many cases, women who have had children and have completed their breastfeeding journey feel dissatisfied with their appearance. The breasts in particular are often affected quite significantly with sagging, loss of volume and a deflated look and feel being among the most common complaints.
The good news, however, is that it is possible to restore a more youthful-looking aesthetic with the help of various cosmetic breast procedures. Read on to find out about your options if you would like to rejuvenate your breasts…
How do pregnancy and breastfeeding affect the breasts?
Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can have an impact on the appearance of the breasts. Many women notice a loss of volume, as well as dropping and sagging. These issues occur because the process of lactation actually leads to breast tissue that is denser than before. Even after breastfeeding, this change can remain permanently.
Another factor that can lead to a deflated appearance is stretched skin and tissue, which is often caused by milk flow during breastfeeding.
What procedures are available?
Some of the most popular procedures following pregnancy and breastfeeding include breast lift and breast augmentation surgery. Both of these treatments can go a long way in enhancing the overall look and feel of the breasts.
If you are dissatisfied with sagging breasts, you might consider a breast lift procedure. During the surgery, your surgeon will elevate the position of the breasts and reshape the tissue in order to achieve a more youthful-looking contour.
If your breasts feel deflated and small, you might opt for breast augmentation surgery. During this procedure, your surgeon will insert an implant in order to restore volume and enhance the size of the breasts.
In many cases, breast lift and breast augmentation surgery are combined to achieve optimal results.
When can you have surgery?
If you are considering a breast rejuvenation procedure, it is advisable that you wait until you have completely finished breastfeeding before you go ahead with the surgery. It is also best that you are not planning another pregnancy in the future. If you are not sure about the best time to undergo surgery, speak to your surgeon about your concerns and questions. They will be able to advise you on a timeline that works well for your particular lifestyle and plans.
Although every patient is different, it is usually best to wait around six months after you have finished breastfeeding before you undergo a cosmetic breast procedure. This will allow your body to recover and adjust to any changes it has been through.
How can we help?
Dr Sally Ng offers a number of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgeries to help patients achieve their desired results. These include breast augmentation and breast lift, as well as breast reduction and breast reconstruction.
If you are not happy with the look and feel of your breasts and are wondering which type of treatment is most appropriate for you, we encourage you to come in and see Dr Sally Ng for a consultation. She will let you know what your options are and guide you through your treatment of choice. She will also explain what you can realistically expect from your surgery in terms of results, and let you know about any possible side effects and risks associated with the procedure.
If you would like to find out more about breast surgery and what it involves, please have a look here.
If you would like to arrange a consultation, please get in touch here or give us a call on (03) 9587 2048.