Getting a Breast Lift After Breastfeeding

Pre-baby, your breasts were full, perky, and perfect. Post-baby, it’s a whole other story. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can dramatically change the shape, size, and position of the breasts. Perky and round breasts often become flat and deflated after breastfeeding.

Don’t let saggy post-baby breasts drag down your mood. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy, a breast lift (mastopexy) can restore a youthful breast shape.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the breasts. The goal of this procedure is to restore a youthful shape, firmness, and position to the breasts. Dr. Stanton accomplishes this goal by removing excess breast skin, reshaping breast tissues, and lifting the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall.

What Type of Incisions Does Dr. Stanton Use for a Breast Lift?

Putting the perk back into your post-baby breasts requires a customized treatment approach. Dr. Stanton uses a variety of incision styles to address sagging and create lift.

Since sagging can be severe after breastfeeding, most women require a more extensive lift. Common breast lift incisions after breastfeeding include:

  • Donut Incision – An incision around the areola can correct minor to moderate breast sagging. The donut incision leaves minimal scarring on the breast as the incision is camouflaged by the color transition between the areola and the breast.
  • Lollipop Incision – Moderate sagging can be corrected with a lollipop incision. This incision is placed around the areola and vertically from the base of the areola to the bottom of the breast.
  • Anchor Incision – The most extensive incision for breast lift surgery is called the anchor incision. This technique allows for maximum removal of excess skin and a dramatic reshaping of the breasts. An incision is placed around the areola, downward from the base of the areola to the breast crease and across the base of the breast, forming an anchor shape.

Dr. Stanton’s advanced surgical techniques minimize scarring, whichever incision type you need. Incisions are most visible the first year after surgery but quickly fade until they are barely visible for most patients.

Should I Add Breast Implants to My Breast Lift?

Many breast lift patients choose to place an implant during their procedure. Adding an implant to a breast lift helps create upper pole fullness by volumizing the upper portion of the breasts.

Without implants, breast size remains similar after a breast lift. By adding breast implants, you can customize your breast size, creating dream-worthy curves or accentuating your hourglass shape. A breast lift with implants is one of the most effective techniques for revitalizing the appearance of the breasts after breastfeeding.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If you’ve experienced breast changes from breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift procedure with Dr. Stanton. Schedule a consultation to explore your options and learn more about this procedure if:

  • You are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You want to enhance your breast shape and feel after pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • You have breast sagging, skin laxity, or a lack of firmness in the breasts

Future pregnancies may change your breast shape or undo some of the breast-enhancing changes created by a breast lift. For long-lasting results, consider delaying your breast lift until you are finished bearing children and include this procedure as part of a mommy makeover

Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery in Los Angeles

When you’re ready to reshape your breasts after pregnancy, call Dr. Stanton and schedule a consultation. You can reach our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at (310) 278-0077 or reach out online.