Pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, aging, and nursing may all change the appearance of your breasts. As your skin loses elasticity, your breasts will likely lose their shape and begin to sag. The good news is that this very common cosmetic concern can be resolved through a breast lift, or mastopexy. Since breast lift surgery is common among mothers, many of them wonder if they can breastfeed subsequent children after a breast lift. Keep reading to find out the answer.
You Can Breastfeed
If you wish to undergo breast lift surgery but are unsure of how it may affect your ability to breastfeed, you don’t have to worry. In most cases, women can return to breastfeeding after a breast lift or breast augmentation procedure. Of course, if you had issues breastfeeding prior to the surgery, you can’t expect a mastopexy to resolve them.
Breast Lift Results
After breast lift surgery, you can expect to notice immediate results in the shape of your breasts. Once the swelling largely subsides – typically by about 3 months – you’ll enjoy the final results. So, what are the final results? Perkier, younger-looking breasts similar to those you had in your younger years or before you gave birth. Many of my patients at Brown Plastic Surgery find a renewed self-confidence after their mastopexy surgery. You can trust me to design a breast lift surgery that is ideal for your unique aesthetic goals.
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Good Candidates for Mastopexy Surgery
I often recommend breast lift surgery to women who are concerned about sagging breasts or who desire a more youthful shape. A breast lift may also benefit women with asymmetrical breasts or breasts that hang or appear stretched out. In addition, it may be a good choice for women who have nipples that point downward or have lost skin elasticity as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, or age.
I do not suggest a breast lift to patients who smoke or experience extreme weight fluctuations. At Brown Plastic Surgery, I help motivate these patients to make healthier lifestyle choices prior to having surgery. During a consultation, I can inform you of whether you’re a good candidate for a mastopexy procedure.
“I am a 64 year old woman who had 24 year old breast implants. Dr Brown did a breast lift & gave me new implants. I love them! No only is he a wonderful man, but a great doctor. His staff is also incredible.” *
Take the Next Step
If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift or have questions about the recovery period, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown of Brown Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona today. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (480) 568-3804 or fill out our convenient online contact form.