How long do I have to wait for a Breast Augmentation & a rhinoplasty after giving birth?
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Normally, it's a waiting period of 6 months after child birth. This is just to give your body gain everything that it lost with pregnancy.
Breast augmentation timing
Rhinoplasty can be done few weeks after delivery, once you feel well and the wounds from C section or episiotomy healed with no signs of infection. You have to avoid breast feeding while on narcotics for pain control which can have a deleterious effect on the baby. As far as breasts augmentation, I recommend to wait 6 month from time of breast feeding stopage in order to avoid leaking of milk from the wounds. Always, consult with board certified plastic surgeons and check their before and after pictures to make sure that you like the results.
Best of luck,
Post parting surgery
Lifting and caring got an infant may be difficult for a couple weeks after surgery.
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Wait until you are done breast-feeding and no longer producing milk before breast augmentation after pregnancy
It is important that these changes have been completed before having breast augmentation. The reason is that if you have breast augmentation too early and the breast continues to become smaller and sag, then the full benefit of your breast augmentation will not be apparent.
Of course it varies with each individual, however post partum breast changes can continue for 6 months or longer. One method of making a decision is to consider your breast augmentation when you have stopped producing milk and stopped lactating. This can occur any time between 3 months and 12 months.
There really are few limitations on when you can have your rhinoplasty. Any time after 3 months should be okay.
Finish breastfeeding, then wait 3-6 months
Regarding your rhinoplasty, the timing of your rhinoplasty is pretty much your decision. Some of the estrogen that you have at the end of your pregnancy can make your tissues a bit more supple and appear more swollen. So, I typically ask patients to wait 2 to 3 months just to get their routine down with their new baby before undertaking a rhinoplasty after their delivery. The combination of rhinoplasty and breast surgery is a common undertaking and in your consultation I can discuss those details with you.