Restore the Breasts with Breast Augmentation after Pregnancy

By David Passaretti, MD on September 24, 2019

A woman in a braPregnancy changes a woman's body in many ways. Even though having a beautiful baby makes the changes worth it, many women struggle to feel comfortable with their new body, especially their breasts. Breast augmentation can help.

At the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Connecticut, Dr. David Passaretti offers breast augmentation to restore the fullness and shape of the breasts and help mothers regain their confidence. If you would like to find out if breast augmentation after pregnancy is right for you and you live in or around Darien, CT, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti.

How Can Breast Augmentation Improve the Breasts after Pregnancy?

The breasts experience many changes after pregnancy, especially when women breastfeed. It's common for the breasts to become larger during pregnancy and breastfeeding. After hormone levels return to normal, baby weight is lost, and breastfeeding stops, the breasts can become deflated and sag.

Breast augmentation can help restore volume to the breasts after pregnancy, making the breasts look more youthful and often times even better than they looked before pregnancy.

Although breast augmentation can make the breasts look fuller and shapelier, it's important to note that it will not significantly lift sagging breasts. Breast lift surgery is better suited for treating sagging breasts and may be combined with augmentation.

How Soon after Pregnancy Can Breast Augmentation Occur?

Many women want to regain their pre-baby body as soon as possible after pregnancy. Breast augmentation can be performed shortly after pregnancy; however, it's important that women give themselves time to recover before undergoing surgery.

It is often beneficial for women to wait six months or longer after breastfeeding to have breast augmentation. This allows time for hormones to return to pre-pregnancy levels and gives women time to lose baby weight, which can change the size and shape of the breasts.

With that said, the exact amount of time a woman should wait after pregnancy to have breast augmentation is unique to each woman and best decided between her and her doctor.

Factors to Consider for Breast Augmentation after Pregnancy

There are several factors to consider when trying to decide on the timing of breast augmentation after pregnancy. Some of these factors include:

  • No longer breastfeeding: It's important for women to be done breastfeeding before undergoing breast augmentation. This is because breastfeeding affects the size and shape of the breasts, often permanently. It's not possible to know how the breasts will look and what changes will be desired until they settle into their new normal positions.
  • Have been done breastfeeding for about three months: It's also important for women to wait several months after they've stopped breastfeeding before undergoing breast augmentation. This allows time for the breasts to reach their new, postpartum appearance.
  • Close to desired weight: A woman's weight can affect the size of her breasts so it's recommended that our Darien patients have lost their desired amount of baby weight before undergoing breast augmentation.
  • Done having children: Although it's not essential that women considering breast augmentation after pregnancy are done having children, it is suggested that women who want to become pregnant again wait. This is because becoming pregnant after breast augmentation can change the breasts, impacting augmentation results. Women who opt to have breast augmentation between pregnancies may require revision surgery to restore the breasts to their desired look.

Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy, breast augmentation may be right for you. If you live in or around Darien and would like to find out if you're a candidate, please call (203) 656-9999 to schedule a consultation.

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