Will Pregnancy Ruin My Breast Reduction?

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Image of pregnant woman Breast reduction surgery is one of the most highly rated plastic surgery procedures for patient satisfaction. Not only can breast reduction improve the balance and proportions of your figure, but the health benefits of the procedure can improve you posture, comfort, and ability to lead an active lifestyle.

But what is the impact of potential future pregnancies on your breast reduction results? Will pregnancy ruin your breast reduction?

It is hard to predict what effect pregnancy can have on breast surgery results, because every patient and body are so different. Some women have the type of skin that rebounds quickly from pregnancy, so the changes are minimal. Some women experience considerable changes to the size and dynamics of their breasts during pregnancy, and live with significant, permanent changes.

Generally speaking, if you have had breast reduction surgery, it is likely that there will be some changes to your surgical results, which may require revision after childbirth to restore your original outcome.

Pregnancy’s Impact on Breast Reduction Results

Unique factors, such as heredity and your skin’s natural elasticity, can affect breast sagging after pregnancy. While the specific impact of pregnancy on your breast reduction results cannot be predicted, many women remain completely satisfied with their surgical results after childbirth.  For patients who experience unwanted effects that they would like to address, breast lift surgery may be a recommended option.

It is generally recommended that you postpone breast reduction surgery until you are finished having children. While that is the preferred choice, it is not the only choice. During your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue, he will answer all of your questions and explain all of the potential risks and benefits of your procedure.

Can I Breastfeed After Breast Reduction?

A significant amount of glandular tissue may be preserved during breast reduction surgery, leaving milk glands intact and functional. Most women who undergo breast reduction are able to breastfeed after their procedures. However, there is a risk that your ability to breastfeed could be affected following surgery. Be sure to discuss this topic and other concerns you may have during your initial consultation with Dr. Bogue.

Contact Our Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon

To learn more about breast reduction, call 561-886-1000 today schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue. We serve patients in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas in Florida.

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