While pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are amazing experiences for women, the changes that occur in a woman’s body can be significant. Hormonal changes lead to an increase in breast size and changes in breast tissue in order to prepare for lactation. These changes can stretch the breast skin and tissue which can leave the breast looking stretched out or sagging when a woman is no longer breastfeeding.
Combined, these changes leave many women seeking breast rejuvenation after their baby. The type of breast rejuvenation surgery may include a breast lift or breast implants, and can be tailored to your specific concerns and goals.
How Breastfeeding Affects the Breasts
Pregnancy changes many aspects of a woman’s body. When it comes to the breasts, the process of lactation changes the tissue within the breasts, often making them denser. The production of milk increases the size of the breasts, often stretching the skin and tissue. When milk production ends, the breasts start to shift back, however, this shift often results in a deflated, stretched-out and sagging appearance, leaving many women seeking the more perky, youthful appearance they had before pregnancy.
Common Rejuvenation Options
When it comes to breast rejuvenation after breastfeeding, the most common procedures are breast lifts and breast augmentation. A breast lift involves a small incision to lift and reshape the breasts, restoring a firmer and more youthful appearance. Breast augmentation uses breast implants to increase breast volume in order to deliver fuller breasts with more defined cleavage.
How Long Should You Wait?
After breastfeeding, a woman’s body needs time to allow the hormones to return to normal and the breasts to settle into their new normal. When choosing breast rejuvenation, it is best to wait at least 6 months after you stop breastfeeding. In addition, Dr. Davis recommends waiting until you have finished having children as additional pregnancies will continue to change your body and can alter the effects of breast rejuvenation.
Breast rejuvenation after having a baby can help restore your breasts to the firm, youthful appearance you had before pregnancy. To learn more about breast rejuvenation and which procedure can help you achieve your goals, contact Dr. Drew Davis and his team today at 916-318-5770 to schedule a consultation.