Your Breasts After Breastfeeding: Do I Need a Breast Lift?

Your Breasts After Breastfeeding: Do I Need a Breast Lift?

Have you noticed your breasts are not as perky as they were before you had your babies? The natural effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding such as hormonal changes, weight loss and gain, and the expansion and reduction of your breast size during breastfeeding, can strain the elasticity of the breast tissue. Women who notice their breasts are sagging may benefit from a breast lift, in which the existing breast tissue is lifted and the nipple moved to a higher position, resulting in perkier, more firm, breasts.  A breast lift can be performed concurrently with an augmentation or reduction, correcting volume loss or asymmetry. Dr. Ditto provides free consultations and can discuss your options for treatment.

Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Types of Breast Lifts

Cosmetic surgeons use a variety of incision techniques for breast lift surgery; the exact technique Dr. Ditto will use will be individualized based on your existing breast tissue, the amount of excess skin to be removed, and your personal goals. During your consultation, Dr. Ditto will recommend the type of breast lift that will achieve optimal results with the least conspicuous scarring possible.

Life After Breast Lift Surgery 

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and patients can usually go home the same day.  Normal activities may generally be resumed in about 7 days, but strenous activities and some sports should be avoided for 3-6 weeks.  Because the breast tissues is lifited and the nipple placement is corrected, there will be a visible surgical scar under the nipple.  As with all scars, it is recommended that the scars be protected from the sun for at least one year following surgery.  

For more information, or to see if you are a candidate for breast lift surgery, contact Ditto Surgical.  

 

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