Can I Get A Breast Lift After Breastfeeding?
Dr. Eric Barker | 02/25/2022
It is not unusual for women to experience changes in their breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Still, problems like sagging skin and enlarged areolas may be a source of emotional distress. Now, plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Barker can create younger and firmer breasts through advanced cosmetic surgery.
Breast lift surgery has helped countless women across the country regain their self-confidence. Below, the specialists at Peak Plastic Surgery Center provide general information about this procedure and how our Denver, CO clinic can restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy state.
What causes sagging skin around the breasts?
Many factors cause breasts to lose shape and firmness. Gravity, pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, and hormone changes all influence the appearance of our breasts over time. While breastfeeding alone does not cause sagging skin in the breast area, it can exacerbate the problem when combined with these other factors.
How does breast lift surgery work?
Peak Plastic Surgery Center can personalize breast lift surgery based on your current breast size and the degree of sagging involved. Once the excess skin is trimmed away and the remaining tissue pulled tight, Dr. Barker reduces or reconstructs the size of the areola to match the new breast. We can also recommend a fat transfer or breast implants if size or volume is a concern.
Here's why our patients choose breast lift surgery with Dr. Barker:
Our experience and state-of-the-art surgical tools ensure safe and successful results
All procedures are customizable to help restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy state
Our surgical staff is highly trained and works to protect your comfort and privacy at all times
We provide personalized attention for each patient at every stage of the breast lift process
Who is a candidate for breast lift surgery?
Ideal breast lift candidates are women who have completed childbearing and whose breasts no longer express milk. People who meet these qualifications are less likely to experience unwanted changes in their breasts after cosmetic surgery. Dr. Barker will also consider your overall health and concerns before making final recommendations in Denver, CO.
How long does it take to recover from a breast lift?
Dr. Barker will recommend a breast lift recovery plan that is unique to your situation and general health. Dressings should remain in place until your first follow-up appointment. Some discomfort is expected for 3-5 days, but we provide medications to manage any post-operative pain. Patients can be cleared for normal activities without restrictions after 2 - 3 months.
Is breast lift surgery permanent?
Breast lift results can last for years if you take good care of yourself and follow our post-surgical instructions. However, a breast lift cannot prevent future age-related changes to the breasts. Significant weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding may also alter your outcomes. Patients are welcome to return for a touch-up cosmetic surgery or other solutions as necessary.
Reduce sagging breasts from pregnancy and nursing
Breastfeeding is natural and provides many benefits for both mother and child. It is unfortunate that many women feel embarrassed because of changes to their breasts after pregnancy and nursing. Plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Barker can help you restore your figure with a personalized breast lift procedure. Book a consultation at Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO to discuss your goals in greater detail.