Pregnancy is a remarkable experience that creates new life, and the so-called “pregnancy glow” can make a woman look positively radiant. However, pregnancy also tends to wreak havoc on a woman’s body and, in particular, her breasts. When a woman’s post-pregnancy breasts are sagging and deflated, breast augmentation or a Mommy Makeover can restore their appearance and bring back the mother’s pre-pregnancy curves.
How Pregnancy Affects the Breasts
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes on behalf of the child. One major change is that the breasts swell and grow in preparation for nursing. This occurs regardless of whether or not the woman will ultimately breastfeed her child. After pregnancy and after breastfeeding, the breasts stop producing milk and, consequently, lose volume. Some women’s breasts return to their former size while others remain slightly larger or even become smaller than they were before pregnancy. In many cases, the breast skin remains stretched out, and the volume loss causes the breasts to appear deflated and saggy. Even if a woman eats a healthy diet, exercises rigorously, and loses all the weight she gained during pregnancy, chances are her breasts will not look as full or perky as they once did. This unfortunate experience is all too common among post-pregnant women, but plastic surgery offers an effective solution.
Breast Augmentation as a Solution
One plastic surgery solution for deflated breasts is breast augmentation. Breast augmentation increases the volume of the breasts by means of inserting breast implants. Breast implants can alter the shape and appearance of the breasts, and, most importantly for post-pregnant women, they can improve breast volume. Deflated breasts that were once full and round before pregnancy can appear full and shapely once again after breast augmentation. Breast implants can also add a slight lift and perkiness to improve the appearance of sagging breasts after pregnancy.
A Mommy Makeover as a Solution
Some women will need more than breast augmentation on its own to improve their curves after pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover combines multiple procedures for more extensive improvements. The Mommy Makeover can not only augment the breasts to improve their volume, but it can also lift them with a breast lift for a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape and position. In addition, the Mommy Makeover can improve a woman’s body shape by toning the abdomen with a tummy tuck and eliminating stubborn fat deposits with liposuction. These treatments provide highly effective solutions for post-pregnant women by restoring post-pregnancy breasts and post-pregnancy bodies to their pre-pregnancy condition.
The changes that occur to your breasts during pregnancy don’t have to be permanent. With breast augmentation and/or the Mommy Makeover and the expertise of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. W. Jason Martin, your breasts can look full and youthful once again. Call our Denver office at (303) 321-1439 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Martin today.