Breast Reduction After Pregnancy
During pregnancy, most women find that their breasts swell to a fuller size and shape. Due to hormone fluctuations with pregnancy and size changes, the breasts are affected before, during and after pregnancy. The breasts usually start increasing in size after the first 8 weeks. Some women's breasts may increase as much as one or two cup sizes. After pregnancy, a natural reduction in breast size leaves some women with empty-looking, drooping breasts. For many other women, however, the breasts remain larger than desired after childbirth. Breast reduction after pregnancy may be the solution for many women in these cases.
One reason women may seek breast reduction after giving birth is to return the breasts to the smaller size they had before becoming pregnant. In addition, breast reduction can relieve the common symptoms of large breasts such as pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities and low self-esteem. Breast reduction achieves these goals by removing fat and tissue and tightening skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who intend to breastfeed in the future, since many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples are removed during this procedure. The best candidates for breast reduction are women who do not plan to have any more children, have completed breastfeeding and are at a healthy post-pregnancy weight.
Dr. Serota has helped many women in Denver restore their bodies to pre-baby form after pregnancy and childbirth. If you would like more information about breast reduction after pregnancy or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com today.