Battling the “Mom Bod”

Battling the “Mom Bod”

Reclaiming Your Breasts after Pregnancy

Pregnancy and nursing can be incredibly hard on a mother’s body, and often alters it dramatically in unexpected and unappealing ways. A mother’s breasts in particular can be dramatically affected by pregnancy, often losing firmness, perkiness and visual appeal.

Women have two surgical options at their disposal to either enhance their post pregnancy breasts, or to return them to their pre-pregnancy shape, size and firmness. Women can choose to undergo either a breast mastopexy (breast lift) or breast augmentation (breast implants).

Before deciding which surgery is right for you, consider what you are looking for. Women wishing to increase their cup size as well as increase breast perkiness and firmness should consider breast implants.

There are two types of breast implants: Silicone or Saline. Saline breast implants use sterile salt water to increase breast size. Saline offers a very firm texture, and any ruptures that occur are quickly and easily detected, with the salt water being harmlessly absorbed into the body. Silicone implants offer a softer, more natural firmness level but ruptures are harder to detect. As such,  it is recommended by most plastic surgeons that women with silicone implants undergo regular ultrasounds or MRIs to check for any ruptures.

Women who wish to increase the perkiness of their post-pregnancy breasts without adding bulk should consider undergoing a breast lift. This procedure lifts the breast gently, adding natural looking and youthful perkiness to breasts affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding without increasing cup size. This procedure offers less dramatic results than breast implants, and is recommended for women who are concerned that larger breasts would disrupt their natural silhouette.

If you are considering undergoing a breast lift or getting breast implants visit petersonmd.com or call 250.868.9099 today to book your consultation with Dr. Peterson.

 


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