In both 2017 and 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported breast augmentation as the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed in the U.S. Many women who have breastfed choose to get breast implants to enhance the size, shape, and fullness of their breasts. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, a celebrity plastic surgeon in Manhattan, wants to discuss how receiving implants after breastfeeding might affect you.
Get the Facts on Breastfeeding
The vast majority of new mothers opt to breastfeed. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 83.2 percent of women start out breastfeeding their babies. A new mother experiences several changes: swelling of the breasts, milk production, and hormonal changes. Once a woman stops breastfeeding, the breasts shrink.
This loss of volume can cause several changes in appearance:
- Cup size
- Loose or stretched skin
- A lack of perkiness
- Breasts that droop, or appear uneven
Any of these physical changes can be detrimental to a woman’s self-confidence. For these reasons, it’s rather common for women to consider getting breast implants after they’ve finished nursing.
What to Expect From a Breast Augmentation
The first question many of Dr. Preminger’s patients ask about breast augmentation is, “how big will they be?” Simply put, that answer is up to you. Some women just want to restore the prior size and shape of their breasts. Others opt for a significant change to enhance their curves and improve their figure. As the first step in any breast augmentation procedure, you meet with Dr. Preminger at her boutique practice on the Upper East Side. During this consultation, you should explain your aesthetic goals. Dr. Preminger uses that information to compose your implant profile, which will describe the overall visible shape of the implants.
Mix and Match
As a new mother, you already have a busy schedule. Taking time to recover from surgery can be difficult. That’s why many patients opt to combine different procedures as part of the same surgical operation. These two procedures can be combined to help a mother achieve the look she wants:
- Breast lift and breast augmentation: During this surgery, breast implants are placed to increase the size of the breasts with targeted incisions. We offer IDEAL IMPLANTS (which are filled with saline), traditional silicone implants, and Gummy Bear implants. Then we perform a breast lift to make the breasts perkier. This combination offers ideal results for women who have lost breast mass and experienced loosened skin after breastfeeding.
- Mommy Makeover: We know that breasts aren’t the only part of the body affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Some mothers choose to receive breast implants while having surgery on other areas of the body. This combination is called a mommy makeover, and it’s one of the specialties of Dr. Preminger. Each mommy makeover can be tailored to your unique needs and desires. Typically, the procedures target locations such as the abdominal area, the buttocks, and the skin, as well as the breasts. This combination is an ideal way to help busy women regain their pre-baby bodies while only having to go through one round of post-surgical recovery.
Breast Augmentation in Manhattan
To learn more about breast augmentation and whether or not it’s right for you, contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan Dr. B. Aviva Preminger today. As a mother herself, she understands the unique challenges, needs, and concerns of new mothers just like you. If you are located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan or anywhere in New York City, let Dr. Preminger restore your self-confidence with breast augmentation. Call (212) 706-1900 to schedule a consultation.