During pregnancy, breasts can grow several cup sizes. However, after lactation has finished, the breasts often shrink back to normal or sometimes even a size smaller. They hang lower than they used to and can have a deflated look. A breast augmentation will restore structure, shape, and firmness. You’ll also have the option of giving your breasts their pre-pregnancy volume or even the volume they grew to during breastfeeding.

After childbirth, you have the option of combining breast augmentation with procedures like a breast lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck into a single package, called a mommy makeover. The benefits of pairing these procedures include saving money and transforming a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state of fitness and tone.

Because mommy makeovers often combine tummy tucks and breast augmentations, your surgeon has the option of inserting your breast implants through the same incision used for your tummy tuck. Though this has the benefit of avoiding additional scars, the path involved may affect the structural integrity of the tissue; thus, the implants have a greater risk of drifting downward.

You should no longer be breastfeeding your child when you decide to have a breast augmentation. It’s best to give your breasts the time needed to fully experience the transition back to normalcy and away from lactation. This way, the surgeon will have full comprehension of the situation and the solutions available.

When getting breast augmentation surgery, you’ll need to make several decisions with your plastic surgeon, including the location of the incision site (and resulting scars), type of implant filling, size, and implant texture. Dr. Jason Lichten, a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, will help you make the best choices that offer the outcome you’re searching for. Schedule an appointment with our Columbus office today.