Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation
As your pregnancy progresses, your breasts will become larger and fuller, your nipples and areolas may darken, and your nipples may stick out more and grow in size. Your body is preparing for the arrival of your baby by beginning the process of milk production. This causes your breasts to become larger and more sensitive the further along you get in your pregnancy.
After the baby comes, many women find their breasts become even larger as their breasts begin producing milk for the new baby and then shrink as they breastfeed. It’s not uncommon for a nursing mother’s breasts to swell and shrink several times over the course of a day. All that expansion and contraction strains the skin and weakens the deeper supporting structures. After nursing, most of the previous volume of the breast is gone and loose skin remains. This often creates smaller, sagging breasts with visible stretch marks.
That’s one reason why so many moms are opting for breast lift, that moves the breast to a higher position on the chest and reduces the loose skin of the breast. The popularity of breast lift as part of mommy makeover procedures is reflected in how popular breast lifts are generally. The procedure has seen a 108% increase over the past couple of decades, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Breast lift can be limiting, though, for some women, as a breast lift will not increase the size of the breast. Remember, a breast lift only lifts. If does not increase volume. So, women who desire to have their breast lifted AND larger, may choose to combine a breast lift with breast implants.
Women who choose to add breast augmentation to their mommy makeover will discuss the size of the implant and the type of implant, silicone or saline, with Dr. Schulman prior to the procedure. Each type of implant comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and your consultation with Dr. Schulman will help you determine which type of implant is right for you.