Breast Concern

Postnatal Breasts

Postnatal Breasts Treatment London

Postnatal breasts develop after childbirth, and can often change in shape and / or size, looking different from their pre-pregnant form.

During pregnancy the body changes in many ways when preparing to grow and produce a child, especially with its appearance. The breasts in particular will commonly appear to increase in shape and size usually due to hormonal changes, growth of glandular tissue and their enlargement as they fill with milk. 

In many cases a woman’s breasts will appear differently after childbirth, which can be permanent for some women. The change in size is commonly noticed, and the breasts become either larger or smaller. Sagging breasts can develop due to the rapid increase and decrease in the breasts size, often when the breasts lose volume and leave stretched skin behind.

Skin that has been stretched over a relatively short period of time, such as during pregnancy, can develop stretch marks – which may also occur as a result of rapid loss in volume. The change in hormones can also affect the skin’s pigmentation, causing the nipples and areola to appear darker in tone.   

When considering a surgical treatment to improve the appearance of postnatal breasts, Real Plastic Surgery would often suggest that a sufficient time following the birth and breastfeeding has passed. As the body has changed quite significantly to accommodate the growth of a baby (or babies), it is often difficult to predict how this will affect the body for the longer term.

For some women, the body and the breasts will return to their original form, but with others this is not always the case. Before we suggest the most suitable solution, which may include: breast uplift, breast augmentation, nipple reduction / reshape or a combination of breast procedures, we will need to be confident that the breasts are less likely to continue to change – which may affect the long-term results. 

Postnatal breasts develop after childbirth, and can often change in shape and / or size, looking different from their pre-pregnant form.

During pregnancy the body changes in many ways when preparing to grow and produce a child, especially with its appearance. The breasts in particular will commonly appear to increase in shape and size usually due to hormonal changes, growth of glandular tissue and their enlargement as they fill with milk. 

In many cases a woman’s breasts will appear differently after childbirth, which can be permanent for some women. The change in size is commonly noticed, and the breasts become either larger or smaller. Sagging breasts can develop due to the rapid increase and decrease in the breasts size, often when the breasts lose volume and leave stretched skin behind.

Skin that has been stretched over a relatively short period of time, such as during pregnancy, can develop stretch marks – which may also occur as a result of rapid loss in volume. The change in hormones can also affect the skin’s pigmentation, causing the nipples and areola to appear darker in tone.   

When considering a surgical treatment to improve the appearance of postnatal breasts, Real Plastic Surgery would often suggest that a sufficient time following the birth and breastfeeding has passed. As the body has changed quite significantly to accommodate the growth of a baby (or babies), it is often difficult to predict how this will affect the body for the longer term.

For some women, the body and the breasts will return to their original form, but with others this is not always the case. Before we suggest the most suitable solution, which may include: breast uplift, breast augmentation, nipple reduction / reshape or a combination of breast procedures, we will need to be confident that the breasts are less likely to continue to change – which may affect the long-term results. 

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