The aftermath of pregnancy can leave you with sagging breasts, uneven breasts, lost breast volume, drooping nipples and stretched areola. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to reverse these changes and return a youthful shape and lift to your breasts. This is accomplished by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. After a mastopexy, the breasts are higher on the chest and firmer to the touch. Breast lifts after pregnancy can also reduce areolar size and reposition downward-pointing nipples.
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Your post-maternity breast lift will be tailored to you, depending on your individual case and goals. Breast size does not change after a breast lift, but it will increase fullness or roundness in the upper part of the breasts. However, women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction together with a breast lift.
Most women find that their breasts swell to a fuller size and shape while they are pregnant. Afterwards, a natural reduction in breast size leaves some women with the empty-looking, drooping breasts discussed above in the breast lift section. If you would like restore fullness and volume to your breast, you may want to consider Breast augmentation surgery.
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For some women, however, the breasts remain larger than desired after breast feeding and childbirth. Breast reduction surgery may be the solution in these cases. One reason women may seek breast reduction after giving birth is to return the breasts to the smaller size they had before becoming pregnant. In addition, breast reduction can relieve the common symptoms of large breasts, such as pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities and low self-esteem. Breast reduction achieves these goals by removing fat and glandular tissue and tightening skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body. Breast reduction will also provide a concurrent lift, with repositioning and reduction of areola to a higher position. Please also note that Breast reduction can affect breast feeding.
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Breast surgery for post-maternity women can be performed in combination with other procedures such as tummy tuck or other body contouring procedures.