After your baby is born, and particularly if you breastfeed your children and in later years while raising them, the appearance of your breasts may be exhibiting substantial changes. It is very common for new moms to experience a loss of contour and volume to the breasts. This lack of elasticity and a looseness of the skin in the breasts can make them appear “droopy” and more aged than they really are. The good news is that breast procedures are one of the most common elements of a Mommy Makeover procedure, and they can do wonders for revitalizing the appearance of your breasts. Dr. Tom Lintner can tighten the breast skin for a more “perky” appearance, augment the breasts with implants to add volume and new contours, and reduce excess tissue around the areolas to make the nipples appear smaller.
The following information describes common effects on the breasts that often occur in women who have recently had children and/or breastfed. Please follow the links for more information on Mommy Makeover procedures that can address these issues, and contact Dr. Tom Lintner to schedule a consultation on Post-Baby Breast enhancement options such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and nipple surgery.
Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift?
*Individual Results May Vary
Loss of Breast Volume
Some new moms may experience a loss of volume in the breasts after pregnancy, making them appear smaller than they once did. Breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants can address this by adding new contour and fullness to the breasts. This procedure can also be combined with a breast lift to add breast volume and tighten the skin to make them look more “perky.”
Sag or Droop in the Breasts
Sagginess or looseness in the breast skin (medically referred to as “ptosis”) is one of the most common effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding that new moms experience. A breast lift can reverse these effects by eliminating excess skin and making the skin of the breasts tighter and smoother. The effects of breast lift surgery often give the breasts a more youthful and perky appearance.
What if I have both concerns?
Despite the benefits of breast feeding, especially more than one child it does take a toll on the shape and volume of the breasts. Some patients want to correct both these problems and it is done by performing a lift and an augmentation, often referred to as a mastopexy with augmentation.