Mommy Makeover – Breast Enhancement
Some women are lucky, and bounce right back to their pre-pregnancy bodies; others struggle to get close to what they looked like before having children.
A typical post-pregnancy breast problem…
Your breasts may have been a perfect size and shape before and during pregnancy, but after breast-feeding they sag or have lose tissue volume.
This happens because during pregnancy and even into breast-feeding, the breasts are greatly affected by hormonal changes. Once these hormones decrease, the tissue deflates.
Breast enhancement—such as augmenting with implants or a breast lift—can restore shape and size to your breasts, even making them bigger and fuller than they were before you got pregnant. In general breast augmentation creates a larger size with small changes in the nipple height. With two different implants to choose from—saline and silicone—and a few different placement and incision options, too, our plastic surgeons can fill your breasts out just a little or take you substantially larger. For those who want to look most natural, silicone implants are usually the better options.
It’s important to know that post-pregnancy breast augmentation patients may not be candidates for implant placement through the armpit if their breasts are droopy. It may be more appropriate to place the implant through an incision around the nipple or in the breast crease so the surgeon can manipulate and adjust the tissues. Incision placement is a key area of concern, so always consult with your surgeon in your pre-op evaluation.