Breast enlargement surgery is helpful for women who have experienced loss of volume, skin laxity and drooping after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The procedure increases breast volume and restores youthful contours, which can significantly boost a woman’s self-esteem.

Breasts change naturally during pregnancy as a woman’s body prepares to nurture an infant. The mammary glands swell and replace fatty tissues. Once breastfeeding is complete, the glands shrink, which can result in loose, sagging skin. Enlargement surgery can address that issue with the placement of cohesive gel or saline implants within the loose breast pocket, improving volume, shape, and proportion to the rest of the body. In some cases, a periareolar mastopexy or another breast lift procedure may be recommended to supplement augmentation.

Candidates for any postpartum breast surgery are advised to wait until lactation has ceased before undergoing the procedure. This generally occurs within 3 to 6 months once a woman stops breast feeding, but that time period can be longer or shorter. Once lactation stops and the breasts take their post-partum form, a surgeon can determine what size and shape implants will produce the best results, as well as whether a breast lift is necessary.

If you’re considering breast enlargement surgery after pregnancy and breastfeeding, you can depend on the guidance and expertise of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery. He has performed countless breast augmentations and was named one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by the Consumer Research Council.

Residents of Tampa, St Petersburg, Naples, Sarasota, and other communities throughout Florida who are seeking an expert breast enhancement surgeon, can contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule a consultation today.