Smaller Breasts After Breastfeeding?

It seems counter-intuitive, but many women actually report having smaller breasts after having children. This is especially true for women who have adequate breast volume before pregnancy, since breastfeeding can cause more noticeable sagging in moderate to large breasts. For this reason, many moms turn to breast augmentation in Atlanta to restore their breast size and shape after breastfeeding.

How Breastfeeding Affects the Breasts

When you’re pregnant, you breasts prepare for breastfeeding by becoming larger, fuller and heavier. Once your baby is born and you are finished breastfeeding, your breasts will return to their pre-pregnancy size, but they probably will look different. Because the breasts were stretched, you may be left with a saggy, “deflated” appearance.

How Breast Implants Can Help

Breast implants can give a woman better breast volume and enhance her confidence by increasing her breast size. A woman can choose among a variety of sizes and styles to customize a look that’s right for her. Many women select smaller implants because they simply wish to return to the size that they were before having children. Other women choose larger implants to feel curvier and more attractive. I provide my patients with a variety of implant sizers, which allows them to “try on” their new breasts before making a decision.

Breast Augmentation and Lift

Although breast implants alone may be enough to improve mild sagging, a breast lift may be necessary for women who have moderate to severe degrees of breast sag. Whether or not a breast lift is necessary will need to be determined by your surgeon. Breast augmentation and a breast lift can be performed during the same surgery to reduce overall recovery time.

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