Breast augmentation after children

Breast augmentation after children

17th Oct 2016


The pregnancy period can be very disorienting for a woman because it will change many aspects of her life. These changes will affect the couple’s life and ultimately her sense of self. It will be especially significant for a woman because her body will go through incredible transformations during those nine months.

The changes in a woman’s body may be a big concern for some women, especially because they are prone to gaining weight. Fortunately, there are several ways for women to get back to their original svelte figure once they give birth, which is through exercising, diet, and of course, plastic surgery.


Breasts after giving birth

After giving birth, your body will not immediately bounce back, especially in regards to your breasts. You will have to wait until you are done breastfeeding for your breasts to change again. Usually what happens is your breasts will suddenly shrink since you stop lactating.

As long as you are breastfeeding, the breasts will increase in volume only to decrease again once you stop. Thus, your breasts will continuously change if you get pregnant several times. Unfortunately, this part of the body may have difficulty supporting these weight variations since it lacks muscles.

The tissues and fibers that support the mammary glands are fragile. These modifications may lead to serious consequences on the aesthetics and the balance of the breasts that will never be the same. Still, it is worth noting that breastfeeding won’t deteriorate the appearance of your breasts. On the contrary, it will allow it to get back to the dimensions gradually before the pregnancy and will also limit the negative effects. It is simply important that during this period you avoid drastic diets and medication that stop lactation after birth or during the first months after weaning.


Breasts after breastfeeding

There are plenty of new mothers who are not exactly pleased with the appearance and shape of their breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Most often the breasts have that lax, sagging look, wherein they lose their firmness and shrink. However, it is important to mention that it is not the breastfeeding that causes these grievances, but simply the natural changes brought on by pregnancy. As we have mentioned before, breastfeeding actually helps the breasts, and they should not disparage you from breastfeeding your child. Breasts can simply sag even without pregnancy, but just because of the lack of care and the natural aging process.


Why choose breast augmentation after children:

There are many inconveniences regarding a woman’s breasts that they may find after giving birth and ceasing breastfeeding. Fortunately, many of them can be resolved through plastic surgery:

  • The shape and size of the breasts: During pregnancy, the breast tissue gains volume for lactation, which often gives the breasts a different shape and an extra size or two in bra cups. But after breastfeeding, it is possible for the breasts not to go back to the original size before pregnancy. The breasts will unavoidably get smaller after breastfeeding. In some cases, the breasts are either bigger or smaller than the original size. The size of the breast after breastfeeding is also related to the weight that you put on during pregnancy. Furthermore, the patient’s age also plays a role – the older the patient is, the more difficult it will be for the tissues to get back to its initial shape. There are cases when the breasts have a different and rather unappealing shape.
  • Dark and big areolas: During pregnancy, the areolas will grow and cover a bigger portion of the breasts. The color will also change, most likely to a darker one. It is important to know that this change is not permanent. Some time after breastfeeding, the areolas will get back to its initial dimensions before the pregnancy.
  • Lax and sagging breasts: Lactation causes the breasts to grow and become quite firm as milk fills the breasts. However, once the milk production stops, you will notice how it caused your breast area to stretch due to the enlargement. The skin elasticity and how much pressure your breasts experienced during the pregnancy will determine the extent of breast sagging that will occur. Some patients describe the effect to having their breasts deflated. It is a common aesthetic issue (not a medical one) that is quite popular after giving birth, even if you choose not to breastfeed at all. The sagging is related to the stretching of the skin and the pressure on the muscles that support the weight of the breasts. This is because breasts are not formed by muscles, but are tied through elastic ligaments to the muscles of the chest and these ligaments can be put to a lot of work when breasts get bigger during pregnancy, causing it to stretch. With that said, there are ways you can help the ligaments, such as by wearing supportive bras and keeping your skin hydrated in order to maintain its elasticity.
  • Asymmetric breasts: during pregnancy the breasts will grow in volume due to the enlargement of the tissue and milk production. Once you are done breastfeeding, the tissue will get back to its shape, but this process can give each breast a different shape, causing asymmetry. One breast may be bigger than the other or have a different shape. What can also happen is for a breast to get back to its previous shape while the other will stay bigger or start sagging.


While women’s magazines tell you that massages and exercising will work their magic for your breasts after having children, I can tell you with certainty that if you want an improved and symmetrical appearance for your breasts, plastic surgery is the solution for you.

There are women who enjoyed having bigger breasts during pregnancy and breastfeeding. So once it is gone, they may choose to undergo the breast augmentation procedure to get it back.

The breast augmentation procedure can help you eliminate any breasts issues you have that may be related to your pregnancy and breastfeeding. They will also give you impressive looking breasts.



Having children certainly alters your appearance. Thus, there are many reasons for women to have a breast augmentation done after giving birth. They can vary from simply being in love with the big breasts you had during pregnancy to correcting an asymmetry that occurred after you stopped breastfeeding. It is important to know that even with plastic surgery, it is very probable that your breasts won’t look exactly the same as your original ones before the pregnancy. This is because of the other multiple changes in your body during pregnancy. The plastic surgeon will just do their best to help you achieve the best-looking breasts you can have based on your present anatomy.


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