How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Get a Breast Augmentation?
Breast surgery is a popular option for women who have completed pregnancy, as it is one of the most beneficial times to receive these procedures. The benefits of these treatments are so great that patients are often quite eager to get started once they complete their pregnancy. If you are considering a breast augmentation after pregnancy, consider the following questions to determine if it’s the right time for you to get started!
Are You Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding offers many benefits to both newborn and mother. For all parties involved, this process is so important that you don’t want a breast surgery to interfere. We recommend that patients wait between three and six months after they finish breastfeeding to pursue a breast augmentation. This is because the breasts are regularly lactating during the breastfeeding period, and even for a few months after breastfeeding is completed. Waiting three to six months allows the lactation activity to settle before surgery.
If you’re not breastfeeding, you will still want to wait at least three months after your pregnancy. There are two reasons for this. First, just like breastfeeding mothers, your breasts will undergo a natural lactating process. If you do not breastfeed, this process will stop and allow the breasts to return to normal within a few months. The second reason is that childbirth is incredibly taxing – taking three months after childbirth will allow your body to recover to a point where it is safe to receive a surgery.
Are You At Your Ideal Weight?
It is common for women to experience significant changes in weight immediately before and after their pregnancy. If your weight is still changing, you don’t want to schedule a breast augmentation just yet. This is because a large part of the breast augmentation process is selecting a breast size that best complements your proportions. If you are not at your ideal weight, and you continue to lose weight after receiving breast implants, you may no longer be satisfied with the breast implants you’ve chosen. Getting as close as possible to your ideal weight will ensure that your results are as predictable and rewarding as possible.
By answering these questions, you should be able to tell pretty quickly if it is an appropriate time for you to be considering a breast augmentation. If you’d like to learn more about the procedure or begin planning your treatment, contact us today at Pollack Plastic Surgery.