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Do I Need a Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift After Pregnancy?

Posted March 01, 2021 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Combining Cosmetic Procedures

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Two of the most significant concerns many women have post-pregnancy are breast sagging and loss of breast volume. 

Numerous factors contribute to these changes. From weight gain to increased breast tissue volume as you gear up for milk production, your breasts become heavy during pregnancy, causing the ligaments that support them to stretch.

Further, following breastfeeding, many new mothers find out that their breasts have lost volume, resulting in a deflated look. 

Such changes can have a negative impact on their body image. For this reason, most women opt to make corrections or enhancements to restore breast fullness and a youthful breast shape.

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both: What Procedure Is Best For Me?

Many women are aware of what breast implants do and what a breast lift is but may not be too sure which option is best suited for their needs.

When Should I Choose Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy?

If you are dealing with the loss of breast volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding but still have relatively perky breasts, breast augmentation is your best bet. A saline or silicone implant is placed underneath the breast to restore the internal volume lost to the chest, improving the shape of your breasts. 

Patients are guided through various implant shapes and sizes to ensure the treatment is tailored to the size and look that they want.

Breast augmentation does not address breast sag, nor does it resize or reposition the nipple-areola complex.

When Should I Choose Breast Lift After Pregnancy?

For breast tissue that is ample but looks deflated, a breast lift will work better. This also works for elongated breasts with downward-pointing nipples and stretched areolas. 

A breast lift removes excess skin and tightens tissue to elevate sagging breasts to a higher position on the chest. Your surgeon can also reduce the size of your stretched areolas for a more attractive appearance. 

While a breast lift does a good job at eliminating breast sagginess, it does not increase the size of your breasts.

When Should I Combine Breast Augmentation With a Breast Lift?

For those looking to correct sagging and increase breast size at the same time, both procedures may be needed to restore volume and address the extra skin problems. 

This combination procedure brings the best of both worlds, helping patients achieve youthful breasts without sacrificing fullness and volume.

Schedule a Consultation to Find Out Which Breast Procedure Is Right for You

Are you unhappy with the size and look of your breasts after having children? We can help determine which procedure will best meet your aesthetic goals. 

Schedule a consultation with the specialists at Coastal Plastic Surgeons to discuss your options. With extensive experience in breast enhancement surgeries, you can feel confident in his ability to guide you to the procedure(s) that is right for your body and goals. 

Contact us today at 858-365-3558 or fill out our online form today to get started in reclaiming your body.