Breast Augmentation and Rejuvenation for Moms
Pregnancy and childbirth can change your life in many ways. In addition to the new responsibilities as a mother, your body is bound to go through multiple changes. Stretching of the stomach, weight gain, weight loss, and nursing can cause sagging skin and stretch marks. Thankfully, Jefferson Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, PA can help with mommy makeover treatment.
While a mommy makeover targets all parts of the body altered by pregnancy and childbirth, we want to focus on changes to the breasts. This should give you an understanding of the different ways a plastic surgeon can improve the perkiness and increase the size of the breasts.
How Pregnancy and Nursing Affect the Breasts
Women’s breasts will increase in size during pregnancy. This is due to changes in hormone levels that trigger milk production. After delivery and nursing, many women notice that their breasts have changed in appearance. The shape of their nipples changes and the color of their areolas darkens.
More importantly, the end of milk production and changes in hormones leads to the breasts losing volume they gained. If the breasts don’t return to their size and appearance prior to pregnancy, there is a tendency to sag or droop because of changes in skin laxity.
How Breast Implants Can Help
One rejuvenation option after pregnancy is the use of silicone or saline breast implants. Thanks to breast augmentation, women can have the size of their breasts enhanced. The breast implants will also improve the shape and texture of the breasts.
The exact size of breast implants for rejuvenation vary from patient to patient. Some mothers may want to return to their pre-pregnancy breast size and shape. Other mothers may want to increase their breast size in a more significant way.
How Breast Lift Can Help
Sometimes mothers don’t need or want to get breast implants. Instead, all they may require for rejuvenation is a breast lift (mastopexy). This procedure removes loose skin and tissue, improving the firmness and contour of the breasts in the process.
Incisions made during a breast lift can vary depending on how much the breasts sag. We will always try to minimize post-surgical scarring when possible. Our plastic surgeons will discuss any past scarring problems you may have had and if that will impact results.
Combining Implants with a Lift Can Also Be Effective
Another option worth considering is the breast augmentation with lift, a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift. The procedure brings together the best of both worlds, and can greatly enhance the appearance of the breasts. It is easy to place implants using the different incision options for breast lift surgery.
Which Post-Pregnancy Breast Rejuvenation Option Is Right for Me?
That depends. Each patient will experience different degrees of drooping and sagging. Similarly, each patient will have different needs when it comes to rejuvenation and enhancement. It’s important that we meet with patients for a consultation to discuss their cosmetic goals and assess how we can best meet their needs.
Creating a Custom Breast Rejuvenation Solution
Whether it’s breast rejuvenation, skin tightening, or body contouring, we always want to create custom solutions for every patient. When planning your mommy makeover with you, we will be sure to hear what you have to say and offer our expert insight and advice.
Learn More About Breast Enhancement
For more information about breast enhancement surgery for mothers and other options for rejuvenation, be sure to contact our board-certified team of plastic surgeons. Dr. Steven E. Copit, Dr. Patrick J. Greaney, Jr., and Dr. Matthew P. Jenkins look forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail.