While giving birth to a child is an enriching experience unlike any other, it can, however, take a significant toll on the body. When a woman becomes pregnant, the body changes to support and nourish the growth of the child. These changes are vital to the child’s survival, but they may appear to be unflattering and are hard to reverse.
This is the primary reason why a large number of women choose to undergo a series of cosmetic procedures after giving birth. The procedures in question can be packaged into a mommy makeover and can help reverse and correct the physical alterations caused by pregnancy. It can also be combined with a breast lift for an improved look overall.
Including a Breast Lift in Your Mommy Makeover
Women who have had their first baby will often experience a visible sagging in the breasts. As the breasts begin to produce milk, they will swell and increase in size temporarily. The size increase may lead to stretch marks and create an uneven and unflattering appearance.
When your breasts stop producing milk, they will shrink back to their normal size. In many cases, however, the layer of skin that surrounds the breasts may not conform to the new size well and lead to the appearance of sagging skin around the breasts.
Reshaping sagging breast tissue can only be achieved through a corrective cosmetic procedure. A breast lift, as the name indicates, raises the level of the breasts while trimming any excess sagging skin. The result is a pair of firm breasts that are more symmetrical and youthful.
Why Should You Get a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is perfect for women who have developed sagging breasts after giving birth and aren’t pleased with the way they look. The procedure can help fill out the volume lost to make the breast look more voluptuous. If you feel that a breast lift is the ideal solution for your body, you should talk to your surgeon about including it in your mommy makeover.
Timing the procedure is essential for obtaining the best results. You should not undergo the procedure while you are still nursing as it can have adverse affects on the end results. You can decide on the perfect time during a consultation with your surgeon. During your consultation, he will analyze your body and needs to develop a plan suited for you.
Things to Consider Before Opting for a Breast Lift as a Part of Mommy Makeover
The aesthetics you gain from a breast lift will be reduced if you undergo a dramatic weight loss soon after the procedure. It is better for you to attain your desired weight range before undergoing a breast lift. Your surgeon may recommend postponing the treatment until you are within that range to ensure optimal results.
If you are planning on a second pregnancy within the next two years, it is better to wait until after you give birth. You should plan on undergoing the procedure after you are finished having children, or the results can be reversed. In addition to this, you should also be in good general health, have realistic expectations, and be ready to follow your surgeon’s instructions.
Contact Our Office
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr. Gregory Stagnone is prepared to help you obtain the ideal look you desire. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with him and discover the benefits of combining a breast lift with a mommy makeover.