For many women, childbirth is an amazing, miraculous experience, one that they wouldn’t trade for anything else in the world. For centuries, millions of women proved this by sacrificing their pre-pregnancy figures in order to avail themselves of the joys of motherhood.
Fortunately, thanks to plastic surgery procedures such as breast lift, this is no longer a trade that mothers have to make. In fact, women can actually achieve even shapelier and more aesthetically pleasing contours than they had before becoming pregnant.
At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Kimberly Henry in San Francisco, breast lift after pregnancy is just one of the procedures available to moms who want to turn back the clocks on their figures while enjoying all of the benefits of having a family. Breast lift can be combined on its own or in conjunction with other surgical procedures as part of a comprehensive mommy makeover plan. Whatever your cosmetic needs and goals, you can expect the finest results tailored specifically to you as a patient of Dr. Kimberly Henry’s.
The Effect of Pregnancy on the Breasts
It is virtually impossible to emerge from pregnancy with the same breasts that you had prior to pregnancy, especially if you breastfeed. The hormonal and physiological changes that occur in the body during pregnancy alter the shape and size of the breasts, causing them to become larger and heavier and taxing their natural, youthful elasticity. Even women who exercise and diet to regain their forms after pregnancy will find that the breasts reposition themselves on the chest, with the tissues stretching and sagging downward. Some women find these changes perfectly acceptable, but others wish to have the bodies they had before pregnancy.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift surgery is intended to improve the profile of the breasts and raise them to a more youthful position on the chest through the surgical removal of excess fat, skin, and other tissues. Dr. Henry performs the procedure through the subtlest incisions possible, usually placed around the areola and in the crease at the base of the breast. She artfully restructures the breast in accordance with the patient’s goals and body type, repositioning the nipple if necessary to ensure the most natural-looking results. Patients emerge with perkier breasts that no longer sag.
For patients who wish to enhance their breasts in addition to rejuvenating their figures, breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation.
Dr. Henry is an expert in creating comprehensive, fully customized mommy makeover plans for patients who want to look and feel better than ever after pregnancy. Mommy makeovers address all areas of the body that are commonly affected by pregnancy, including the breasts, the abdominal region, the thighs, the flanks, and the lower back. In addition to breast lift, mommy makeover plans often include such procedures as breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and various body lift procedures. As with all procedures she performs, Dr. Henry tailors each mommy makeover plan to the unique needs and goals of the individual patient.
Learn More about Breast Lift after Pregnancy
To learn more about breast lift after pregnancy, or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Kimberly Henry, please contact our plastic surgery practice today.