If you’ve had a baby or two, you might dread looking at your body in the mirror, especially if you breastfed your little ones. A woman’s body - the breasts in particular - goes through substantial changes during and after pregnancy. Some women’s breasts return to their pre-pregnancy size, while others appear ravaged postpartum.
Many women are turning to breast implants after pregnancy to restore fullness and shape to their bustline. Although plastic surgery patients may be getting younger, postpartum plastic surgery has been around since the 1970s. Modern techniques and materials have made the treatment even more successful and appealing.
If you want to feel young again and reclaim the body you had prior to having your last child, breast augmentation at our Tampa practice might be the right solution for you.
Benefits of Postpartum Breast Implants
During pregnancy and nursing, the skin on your breasts stretches and loosens, which can make your breasts look deflated and saggy. Implants can restore the volume and size of your breasts, while enhancing your overall figure. Also, some women opt for a combined breast augmentation and lift treatment, which involves removing excess skin in addition to placing breast implants. This combination helps return a youthful shape to the breasts.
Both silicone and saline implants can be placed above the muscle or underneath the muscle, depending on the amount of natural breast tissue, extent of breast sagging, and desired outcome. Together, we will determine the most appropriate size and type of implants for you and whether a breast lift would provide optimal results.
Ideal candidates for breast implants following pregnancy are women who are in good health and have realistic expectations about the treatment, the potential for scarring, and the risks and possible complications. During your consultation, we will discuss all of your concerns and questions about the procedure.
An increasing number of women are having “mommy makeovers,” a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures - typically including a breast augmentation and/or breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction - which is designed to give women back their pre-pregnancy body.
Dr. Jaime Perez at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa can conduct a thorough evaluation to understand your unique concerns and desires, and then recommend a combination of breast and body surgery to achieve your individual goals.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
If you’re considering breast augmentation to help bring back a youthful figure, the last thing you want is a poor outcome that makes you feel worse about your body. Dr. Perez has established himself as one of Tampa Bay’s leading surgeons specializing in all areas of plastic surgery, including breast surgery, body sculpting, and facial rejuvenation. As a board-certified surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Perez has the training and expertise to help you achieve a beautiful shape.
Learn More about Breast Augmentation
For more information about all of your options for breast enhancement as well as advanced body sculpting and body contouring after pregnancy, we invite you to contact the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.