Mommy Makeovers have grown in popularity dramatically in recent years. They are a great way to reclaim confidence in your body after having a child. The two areas most commonly targeted by this procedure are the abdomen and the breasts. Many women anticipate the changes to their stomach after pregnancy but are taken off-guard by the changes to their chest. That’s why it’s important to consider your options for breast surgery with your mommy makeover. The breast lift can be one effective option.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is exactly what it sounds like. Also known as a mastopexy, this procedure removes excess skin and lifts breast tissue. The result is higher, firmer breasts. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areolae.
Why Have a Breast Lift as Part of My Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a dramatic impact on the shape and size of the breasts. During these phases of life, breast size grows, sometimes going up multiple cup sizes. This size gain usually lasts about as long as the pregnancy and nursing phases. The extreme weight gain and loss can stretch out the skin. After pregnancy, you may notice that your breasts droop or sag, sometimes unevenly. This is where a breast lift can help.
What if I Have Lost Breast Volume?
A breast lift is great for giving your chest a more youthful contour. That said, it cannot add volume to the breasts. If you feel like you have lost significant breast volume, or perhaps were never satisfied with the size of your chest in the first place, a breast augmentation can be performed at the same time as a breast lift.
When is the Time for a Mommy Makeover?
There are some things to keep in mind when considering having a mommy makeover. First, you should assess your plans for having more children. The results of a mommy makeover are often undone by a further pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, it’s important to wait a few months after you have finished. This allows your breasts to settle into their post-pregnancy shape and your hormones to return to a normal state. Surgical procedures result in some downtime, so schedule your surgery for when you’re able to take time off work and get some help around the house.
What If I’m Unhappy with My Breasts but Want More Children?
Your best first step will be meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon if you’re interested in your options for breast rejuvenation without surgery. Based on your goals and expectations, your plastic surgeon can recommend the right options for you and recommend the right timeline for a surgical breast lift.
Schedule a Consultation
A mommy makeover can be a great way to rejuvenate your figure and restore your confidence. To get started on discussing your options, contact the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland by calling or filling out our online form.