Giving birth is one of life’s most miraculous experiences. However, pregnancy can alter a woman’s body in many ways – breasts, in particular, are likely to change in both size and shape. While some women may not mind this, you may find you’re no longer happy with your chest area.

Many women experience saggy breasts after giving birth.

Do you feel as though your breasts are shapeless or starting to droop? You’re not alone. Many women experience saggy breasts after giving birth. Luckily, they don’t need to stay this way. Here’s what you need to know about the effects of pregnancy on your breasts – and what to do if you’re feeling down about it.

How does pregnancy affect your breasts?

The process of growing a living, breathing human being causes all sorts of hormones to race around your body. Naturally, all that estrogen and progesterone affects you – not only emotionally but physically, too.

While it’s completely natural, the extra skin and weight gained during pregnancy can lead to a bit of droopiness that can cause many women to lose body confidence. You may have had shapely, firm breasts before your pregnancy, but this could change dramatically post-birth as your skin loses its elasticity. The nipple area can also darken and become larger. 

How can a breast lift help?

The number of women receiving breast lifts has increased by 75 per cent over the last decade, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A breast lift, also known as a mastoplexy, is designed to return firmness to tired, sagging breasts. Like a breast augmentation, it requires undergoing surgery; the procedure involves the removal of excess skin and then stitching the remaining tissue back in place.

A mastopexy is designed to return firmness to sagging breasts.

A mastoplexy also repositions the nipple higher up on the chest. Additionally, breast implants can be inserted during the procedure if you’d like to increase the firmness of your chest area even more. 

Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?

We recommend booking a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon experienced in performing mastoplexy surgery to discuss your options. There are different incision patterns and surgical techniques that your surgeon can employ, depending on the size and shape of your breasts. 

Breasts of most sizes and shapes can be lifted; however, the results of a mastoplexy may not last as long for women with very large breasts.

Are you tired of having saggy breasts? Come and talk to our experienced cosmetic surgeons about how we can help restore your shape.


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