Will I Need a Breast Lift After Nursing?

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Serving Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL

Posted: September 6, 2022
Before and after breast lift

The breasts change during pregnancy. During the first trimester, breasts begin to enlarge, and slight nipple size and shape changes may occur. As milk ducts continue to develop in the second trimester, the breasts will continue to increase in volume, often necessitating a larger and more supportive bra. By the third trimester, changes in nipple shape and location, and breast volume will reach their height, with breasts often becoming very heavy right before labor.

For mothers who choose to breastfeed, the breasts will retain much of their volume while the baby nurses.

For some women, the breasts return to their original size without any issues after pregnancy and nursing. However, for others, changes in volume can result in loose and sagging skin, stretch marks, and nipple displacement, all of which can impact things as varied as clothing options, physical comfort, and self-confidence.

Breast Lift After Having Children

If breast size and shape changes during and following pregnancy have altered your breasts in ways you are uncomfortable with, a breast lift may be an outstanding solution. With this procedure, the breast mound is lifted and firmed, excess skin is eliminated, and the nipple is placed back into its most ideal location. During the process, stretch marks can be reduced or eliminated, and a perkier, firmer, and more complementary appearance can be created.

For some women, breast lift surgery will create a slight reduction in breast size. If this poses issues, breast implants may be helpful. At Restore Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of breast augmentation options, including composite breast augmentation, to help ensure the most pleasing results.

Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy can have a profound impact on several areas of the body. Mommy makeover surgery addresses all of these issues to help restore the body to its healthiest and most beautiful state.

In addition to breast procedures such as lift and augmentation, a mommy makeover may include:

  • Liposuction to eliminate fat from ankles, calves, abdomen, buttocks, and more
  • Abdominoplasty to remove excess skin and tighten and firm the belly
  • Butt lift to improve the size and shape of the derrière
  • Vaginal rejuvenation to restore comfort, pleasure, and confidence

Abdominoplasty can also be used to reattach abdominal muscles that have become separated due to multiple pregnancies, making it a common addition to the mommy makeover procedure.

Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more about breast lift after nursing or the more comprehensive mommy makeover procedure, please call Restore Plastic Surgery at 850-500-7527 today. Located in Gulf Breeze, we serve all nearby areas of Florida.