Posted on January 16, 2020

Breast Augmentation after Baby: What You Should Know

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For some women, changes to their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding — such as deflated or sagging breasts — leave them feeling self-conscious and disheartened. Fortunately, there are a number of cosmetic treatments that can help you look and feel more like yourself again after having children.

If you’re like most women considering breast implants after having a baby, you likely have lots of questions. Take a look at the answers to three top inquires about post-pregnancy breast augmentation.

How Long after Breastfeeding Can You Get Breast Implants?

Generally speaking, you’ll want to wait 3 to 6 months after breastfeeding to move forward with breast implants. It can take this amount of time for your breasts to completely stop changing shape and/or size, helping you and your plastic surgeon more accurately plan your breast augmentation in order to achieve your desired results.

Will Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Affect My Current Implants?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding won’t necessarily affect your breast implants, although the size and shape of your natural breast tissue may change. In some cases, a breast implant revision may be necessary in order to get your same pre-pregnancy shape and size back. This isn’t necessary in all cases, though, so it’s best to discuss your specific concerns and options with Dr. Mariotti to help you decide.

Most women can still breastfeed with implants, although certain incision techniques should be avoided if this is your goal.

When Is a Breast Lift with Implants Best?

If significant drooping and/or loose skin are cosmetic concerns for you after pregnancy or breastfeeding, a breast lift with or without implants might be the most effective solution.

Contact us online or call our Concord office today at 925-331-8361 to learn more about your post-pregnancy breast augmentation options or to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mariotti.


Breast Augmentation after Baby: What You Should Know
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Breast Augmentation after Baby: What You Should Know
Have questions about post-pregnancy breast augmentation? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti of Concord answers three of your burning questions.
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