When thinking about receiving a breast augmentation, it’s best to consult a doctor if you have recently given birth. The range of time from when you give birth and receive a breast augmentation ranges quite a lot depending on the person. Here is a short article breaking down what a breast augmentation is, how it works, and when you can undergo the procedure post-pregnancy.
What Is A Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation — also known as augmentation mammoplasty — is a surgical procedure to increase breast size. During breast augmentation, breast implants are placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles.
For some women, breast augmentation is a way to enhance self-image and self-confidence. For others, breast augmentation is part of breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer or other conditions affecting the breast.
How Does It Work?
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome.
Step 3 – Inserting and placing the breast implant
The incisions made will create a pocket for the breast implant.
Step 4 – Closing the incisions
Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.
When Can I Undergo The Procedure Post-Pregnancy?
The professionals at Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta recommend waiting approximately 3 to 6 months after you’ve stopped breastfeeding. You need to give time for your breasts to “settle” after breastfeeding. It is possible that longer wait times may be needed (think 6 to 9 months) if you’ve not reached your pre-pregnancy cup size. Again, it is always best to consult a doctor to figure out your personal best time to receive this procedure.
For More Information
Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta is conveniently located in Atlanta near the communities of Acworth, Lilburn, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. For more information or to book a consultation, please contact our office today.