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Breast Lift Before Pregnancy?

I have never had kids, if I had a Breast lift with Breast implants, and then get pregnant, would I need to get another Breast lift?

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Breast Lift and Augmentation


It really depends on your body and how it responds to pregnancy. But if you already have sagging, there is a good chance that you will need additional surgery after you are done with the breast feeding if you decide and ofcourse after you are done with your pregnancies.

It is hard to predict because everyone reacts differently to pregnancy.

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Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Surgery Prior To Pregnancy


         It’s not unusual for women to undergo breast augmentation and breast lift prior to pregnancy. Many women don’t have plans to become pregnant in the near future. Under these circumstances it’s reasonable to proceed with surgery when women are unhappy with their breast aesthetics. In contrast, patients who anticipate becoming pregnant in the near future should delay surgery until they are done having children.


         In some cases, breast lift surgery can adversely impact the ability to breast feed. In patients who place high value on breast feeding, breast lift should be delayed until child bearing is complete.


         Conversely, pregnancy can have an adverse impact on breast aesthetics. In patients who have developed breast sag prior to pregnancy, breast sag following pregnancy can recur. Under these circumstances, surgical revision is highly probable.


         It’s important that all of these issues be considered before proceeding with breast lift surgery in women who may not be done having children. If you’re considering breast lift in combination with breast augmentation prior to pregnancy, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. 

Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Changes after Pregnancy?


Thank you for the question.

Unfortunately, there is no accurate way of predicting exactly how the breasts will change after pregnancy and there is not much that can be done to avoid these changes ( if they are going to occur).  Maintaining a stable weight  (under the guidance of your OB/GYN) will be helpful in minimizing breast changes that occur secondary to significant weight fluctuations.

Some typical changes seen  after pregnancy include a decrease in size, “sagging" and/or the development of some asymmetry.  On the other hand, some women  experience very little change even after several pregnancies.

Ultimately, it will be your own personal choice whether to have breast lifting at an early age and enjoy the results for an unknown period of time (understanding that further surgery may be necessary in the future) or to  wait until you after you have completed your family.

Best wishes.

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San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and pregnancy


Breasts respond very differently from individual to individual during pregnancy.  It is a personal choice whether or not to do so.  If you were just getting a lift, I would tell you that you were better off waiting.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and pregnancy



A woman's body undergo significant changes with pregnancy and breast-feeding. You should keep this in mind when timing your breast lift surgery. If you become pregnant after a breast lift, this may change the appearance of your breasts. For this reason, many women choose to delay their breast with surgery until they are done with breast-feeding and pregnancy. Wait at least 4 to 6 months after completing breast-feeding before considering a breast surgery

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Breast surgery and pregnancy


The need for cosmetic breast surgery after pregnancy depends on how your breasts settle afterward. If you don't experience a significant amount of droopiness afterward, you may not need anything at all. However, be aware that if you get incisions around the areola your ability to breastfeed may be altered and formula supplementation may be necessary. Good luck!

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Not the best plan


I would strongly encurage you to wait until after bearing children for the reasons that you elaborate.  However, if you understand the consequences, you don't need to wait, especially if that is a long way away.  A secondary procedure can always be done.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and pregnancy



Pregnancy can change your breasts in unpredictable ways, whether or not you have had surgery. So you may need to have a breast lift redone.

Here's the advice we give women. If you think you wlll have a baby in the near future, put off cosmetic breast surgery until you are done with pregnancies. If you don't know if or when you will get pregnant, then go ahead and have the breast lift-augmentation now. Any touch up you might need later is simple, and uses the same scars.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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2 concerns


I see two related issues here. The first is the cosmetic issue regarding how the breasts might look after the pregnancy. The second issue is whether or not breast feeding is an issue for you.

A mastopexy augmentation may alter or eliminate your ability to breast feed which you need to consider before having surgery.

If you have the surgery first, the breast will go through all the normal physiologic changes which accompany the pregnancy. this may lead to the breast enlargement during the pregnancy and subsequent falling of the expanded breast skin off the implant. Depending on the degree of change, you may need to have a subsequent procedure.

Good luck

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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May need a repeat operation


If your breasts are already sagging prior to any pregnancies then there is good chance that you will have even more sagging after a pregnancy. If you are not considering a pregnancy in the next say 5 years then at least you would have enjoyed your new shape for a few years with the knowledge that a repeat operation may be needed. Wish you the best.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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