Because women’s breasts can sometimes change shape after pregnancy, many new mothers often wonder how soon they can get a breast augmentation. This concern lies mostly in the fact that new babies need their mother’s breast milk for at least six months after they are born and that a breast augmentation procedure may affect their ability to produce milk. Doctors recommend that you wait at least 3-6 months after breastfeeding to have a breast augmentation procedure.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance the size and fullness of a woman’s breasts using breast implants. The surgical placement of the breast implants can not only enhance the size of the breasts but also improve the symmetry of the breasts, increase cleavage, and restore breast volume that may have been lost with pregnancy or weight loss. Patients can select to get breast augmentation done as an outpatient procedure (most popular), or inpatient procedure (less popular). A breast augmentation procedure typically takes 90 minutes. Patients can expect to be given general anesthesia, so a patient will be asleep and limit potential pain. During the breast augmentation surgery, silicone or saline breast implants are surgically placed in the chest. Dr. Rast will make a small incision either under your breasts, arms, or around your nipples. He will then put the breast implant above or below your chest muscle. After the implant is in place, your he will seal the incisions with sutures or surgical tape. After surgery, patients are monitored closely and go home within a few hours. Strenuous activity is limited for about six weeks after your surgery, but patients can return to work within 5 to 7 days.
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After pregnancy, you should wait another 3-6 months after you stop breastfeeding to get a breast augmentation procedure. Contact Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online to learn more about breast augmentation surgery. Our plastic surgery team strives to work with you to get you looking and feeling younger as soon as possible!