Posted: October 3, 2017
Breastfeeding mothers experience an increase in breast size, one that typically begins early on in pregnancy. But once the baby is no longer breastfeeding, a rapid decrease in size is common. For some women, this decrease returns breasts to the approximate size and shape they were pre-pregnancy. For others, volume loss and excess skin from the initial enlargement combine to produce a flatter and asymmetrical appearance to the chest.
Changes in breast size and shape brought about by pregnancy and nursing, the process of aging, and weight fluctuations can have a profound impact on the appearance of the upper body. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chest, Andover breast surgeon Dr. George Chatson can help. With a focus on producing natural-looking and figure-enhancing results, Dr. Chatson can personalize breast surgery options to restore a full, shapely, and attractive appearance to your entire upper body.
Breast Surgery Options
One of the most common postpartum plastic surgery procedures is a breast lift. With this procedure, breast tissue is gently lifted to restore a perky and firm appearance. Loose and sagging skin is raised and excess skin is removed during breast lift surgery to produce smooth and ideally shaped breasts. The nipples may also be elevated to fully restore breasts to their most ideal appearance.
A breast lift alone is enough to produce optimal results following breastfeeding for some women. However, when volume is lost in addition to symmetry and lift, breast augmentation is the best option. With breast augmentation, implants are used to improve the projection and profile of the bust. Dr. Chatson offers both saline and silicone breast implants and can customize incision location and implant placement to ensure the most personalized results. During your initial consultation at our Andover, MA or Nashua, NH office, Dr. Chatson will cover all of your breast augmentation options to help you determine which will best produce the look you desire.
For women who have experienced a loss of volume along with breast sagging, breast lift with implants may be the best option. With this breast surgery combination, Dr. Chatson can address breast size, shape, symmetry, projection, and placement to create a womanly appearance that is complementary to your entire frame. If a breast surgery combination will best meet your needs, Dr. Chatson will discuss the option during your initial consultation.
Mommy Makeover Surgery
Breasts are not the only part of the body impacted by pregnancy and nursing. Bodily changes, such as separated abdominal muscles, stubborn pockets of fat, stretch marks, and loose and sagging skin throughout the midsection are not only common following pregnancy, but may prove near impossible to correct through diet and exercise.
Mommy makeover surgery is designed to address each area of the body impacted by pregnancy and can be entirely customized to improve only those areas of your body that require attention. During your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, the possibility of a complete makeover can be discussed as appropriate to help you better understand all of the breast and body contouring options available to you.
To schedule your initial consultation at our Andover, Massachusetts office, please call 978-687-1151. To schedule a consultation at our Nashua, NH office, please call 603-882-2103 . We welcome women living in Lowell and surrounding areas of MA, along with Salem, Manchester, and surrounding NH communities.