What Procedure is Right for Me if I Want to Breastfeed Again?

I am a 30 yr old mother of 2 with saline overs (about 180cc.) Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, my implants are quite saggy and I have stretchmarks and rippling. I'm very unhappy with the appearance of my breasts.

My husband and I are done with children for now, but there is a chance we would have another baby in 6-7 years. In the meantime, what is my best option? Would getting larger silicone implants help or do I need to wait and get a breast lift when I know we're done with babies?

Doctor Answers 4

Breast Revision

The safest thing to do is wait until all children decisions are finished.  But, if you want to enjoy them now, then get a decision from your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.


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Breast lift may compromise ability to breast feed

Greetings, It's hard to determine the optimal procedure to improve the aesthetics of your breasts without seeing a photo. If your nipple-areola complex is droopy, larger implants will make your breasts larger, but won't fix your sagginess. In that circumstance, you need a breast lift. If you get a breast lift, there is a high likelihood you will not be able to breast feed in the future.

Breast lift, Breast feeding.

Your implants are quite small and rippling, so if a fuller size is appropriate for you, larger silicone implants will help. If the sagging is not too bad a periareolar lift should not interfere with breast feeding, but you may still want a more complete lift after you have finished having your children.

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Revision Breast Surgery

It is very difficult to say what procedure would be best for you without first examining you.  Sometimes getting larger implants helps but because you say above "my implants are quite saggy", I would assume that  you may need something else performed.  I normally don't recommend "over the muscle" breast augmentation but have helped many patients with revisionary surgery after breast feeding changes with the breast.  I would recommend having someone with experience examine you and give you good advice.

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