Pregnancy and breastfeeding are wonderful experiences for women, but they can also lead to significant changes in their bodies. When a woman stops nursing, it is not uncommon to feel that her breasts do not look as plump as before she became pregnant.
If you feel that your breasts are not as full and beautiful as you want them to be, that’s normal. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying active can help keep your body looking young, but you may still notice a loss of volume or drooping.
The effect breastfeeding has on the breasts
When you are pregnant or nursing, your breasts may feel and look different. Many women feel saggy and hollow when they are pregnant or nursing. After they stop breastfeeding, some women describe their breasts as pancake-shaped or deflated.
Breastfeeding requires stretching your breast tissue and your breast skin as well. Breast tissue becomes dense as a result of breastfeeding. You may notice that your breast tissue changes when you stop breastfeeding.
What kind of breast lift or breast augmentation should you get?
Breast lifts are popular cosmetic procedures for women who are no longer pregnant or nursing. They give women’s breasts a more youthful look and feel. Breast lifts and augmentation can dramatically improve the appearance of postpartum breasts that may appear flat or empty.
After having a breast lift, the surgeon will make a small incision that allows the surgeon to lift, reshape and tighten the breast tissue. The result will be breasts that look firmer, more feminine, and more feminine.
It can provide a breast that looks more youthful and fuller. The surgeon will remove excess skin from the breasts and reposition the nipples and areola, if necessary.
When is the best time to get breast augmentation surgery?
Several months after you stop nursing is the best time. When having breast rejuvenation surgery, it is best not to become pregnant. If a woman is planning breast surgery but wants to have children at the same time, she may have to postpone the procedure.
A board-certified plastic surgeon can help you decide whether or not breast augmentation is right for you. After you stop breastfeeding, your surgeon will be able to give you the best possible timeline for getting the surgery.
We’re here for you
Are you considering having a breast examination in Ridgefield, CT? Dr. Gregory Brucato is a plastic surgeon specializing in breast, body, and facial surgery. We are willing to do whatever is necessary for you to have a positive experience. For more information, call 203-431-7644.