Will I be able to hold my infant after breast lift and implant?
Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well..
The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue..
You are a bit early in the post-partum period to have surgery in my opinion. I tell patients not to lift babies or heavy objects for 3-6 weeks.
Holding your baby after breast lift with implants
It’s always best to follow your doctor's advice. I tell my patients that for the first few days, they will need to depend on someone else to lift their children. Beginning on Day 3 (if they had surgery on Monday, Day 3 is Thursday), they can transfer their child – when necessary – into and out of a crib, high chair or car seat, or hold their child on their lap. This restriction is to ensure their comfort and minimize the risk of bleeding around the implants. If I could, I would make them wait longer, but I understand that most women can’t depend on someone else to help them for an entire week. By the end of the second week, they'll be more able to carry their child for extended periods of time. For more information on this and similar topics, I recommend a plastic surgery Q&A book like "The Scoop On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths."
You won't want anything laying on your chest early on
Immediately after surgery, you won't want anything laying on your chest- especially an infant. That doesn't mean you can't bond with the baby in your lap and it might just be this way for a couple weeks, but there will be enough discomfort that having anything on your chest would be less than ideal. I'm sure your plastic surgeon has discussed this, but being just 3 months out from giving birth and not knowing if you breast fed, have your breasts gotten back to normal size and you have no signs of lactation, right? I wouldn't want you to have surgery too early and risk complications. Galactoceles can occur- especially with incisions around the nipple which will occur with your lift. Just make sure you discuss this with your surgeon. Hope this helps.-JGH