Breast Augmentation Can Restore Breast Volume After Breastfeeding
Experts have widely hailed breastfeeding as the best way to offer your baby essential healthy nutrients and emotional closeness. Lately, breastfeeding advocates have gone far and wide campaigning for women to be able to breastfeed in public places. While breastfeeding has gained an even more positive reputation in recent years, its aftermath may not be so glorious for the mother. When a woman’s breasts become deflated and saggy after nursing, breast augmentation can restore breast volume and shape.
Why Breastfeeding Often Causes Volume Loss
While a woman’s breasts will change size and shape throughout her life, there is no other time where they will change as much as during pregnancy and breastfeeding. With pregnancy, the milk ducts in the breasts begin to produce milk, causing the breasts to swell in preparation for feeding the new baby. The tissues and ligaments all stretch to accommodate the new milk supply.
During breastfeeding, the breasts will periodically swell and shrink, becoming fuller before a feeding and shrinking afterward. Eventually, as the child begins eating solid foods and breastfeeds less, the woman’s breasts will produce less milk, causing them to shrink. When the child is completely weaned, the milk supply dries up, and the breasts consequently decrease in size. However, the skin, ligaments, and tissues remain stretched out due to months or even years of breastfeeding, causing the breasts to appear permanently deflated and saggy. Factors including genetics, age, multiple pregnancies, and weight gain through pregnancy will all influence the degree of breast sagging or deflation after breastfeeding.
How Breast Augmentation Restores Volume Loss
Breast augmentation can restore deflated breasts by increasing their volume. A mastopexy would need to be performed concurrently if there also is any significant drooping of the breasts.
Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub works closely with his patients to understand their needs and goals and precisely assess their anatomy to formulate a plan that will provide them with the most aesthetically pleasing and appearing breasts. Among the major factors considered are implant size, profile (projection type), and shape as well as incisions employed.
The surgical insertion of breast implants restores volume loss and creates the appearance and feel of fuller, perkier, and more youthful breasts after breastfeeding. If breast lifting is required to provide a more complete solution, a mastopexy can be performed at the same time.
Breastfeeding can be very beneficial and rewarding, but it is not without its downsides. Women who lose breast volume after breastfeeding can undergo breast augmentation to have their breasts restored to their fuller size and perkier shape. To schedule your consultation for breast augmentation with Dr. Turkeltaub, please call us at (480) 451-3000 or fill out our online contact form today.