Pregnancy can cause a plethora of changes to your body and your breasts are no exception. The size and shape of breasts can dramatically change following pregnancy and breast-feeding. “Some of the negative effects that occur are due to the sudden increase and then decrease in size and the presence of excess hormones in the body,” explains Newport Beach, CA, plastic surgeon Sanjay Grover, MD. “The breasts can become deflated and low-positioned.”
Although unwanted changes to your breast can be inevitable, if you are currently pregnant, try wearing a good support bra during your pregnancy to prevent sagging. Additionally, most doctors recommend gaining a healthy amount of weight, too. To maintain perky breasts post-baby, try a firming cream like Mustela Specific Support Bust ($27), which helps to prevent elasticity-loss and ease uncomfortable tightness experienced before and after your pregnancy.
If childbirth has left you with breasts that sag, there are surgical solutions to give you the lift you need. According to Dr. Grover, some women benefit from a breast lift alone while others benefit from both a breast lift, along with breast implants to create additional volume. Your board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine which procedure will get you your pre-pregnancy breasts back—or breasts that look even better than before.
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