As a leading plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area, Dr. Donald Hause has met with thousands of women who wish to restore perkiness and beauty to their breasts following pregnancy and breastfeeding. While some degree of sagginess is to be expected, there are several things you can do to improve the appearance of your breasts.
Start With Your Bra
The breasts become larger and fuller after pregnancy, meaning your pre-pregnancy bras will most likely no longer support your breasts properly. The first step towards finding a well-fitting bra is to learn your bra size. Consider going to a specialty lingerie store to get professionally measured. Remember to wear a sturdy sports bra during high-intensity activities such as running, to prevent your breasts from bouncing.
Lose the Weight Slowly and Steadily
Following pregnancy, most women look forward to restoring their pre-pregnancy bodies as soon as possible. However, the reality is that losing all of the baby weight right away can do more harm than good to your breasts. Extreme weight loss and weight gain can damage the breast skin’s elasticity and cause sagging. Losing weight at a gradual and healthy pace allows the breast skin to recover and repair properly.
Keep Your Breast Skin Hydrated
Moisturizing your breasts daily keeps the skin hydrated and helps maintain the skin’s elasticity. If you plan on spending time out in the sun, remember to wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. This helps minimize damage such as sunburns, wrinkles and dry skin caused by overexposure to the sun.
Exercise Your Chest
Considering a post-pregnancy fitness routine? Don’t skip the chest exercises! Strengthening the pectoral muscles underneath your chest can actually make your breasts appear lifted. Chest exercises also strengthen your core and back muscles, which can improve your posture. Poor posture can cause your breasts to look saggy.
Consider Plastic Surgery
Are you looking for a more permanent way to perk up your breasts following pregnancy? Breast lift surgery with leading Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Hause can give you the perkier, more youthful looking breasts you seek. Dr. Hause uses a special surgical technique called the Lejour Mastopexy for women who want perkier breasts but do not wish to get implants. During the procedure, the breast tissue is molded into a new cone of tissue, secured with internal sutures and then suspended up higher on the chest wall.
While sagging breasts are a common post-pregnancy issue for women, it’s usually not their only concern. Loose skin and fat around the thighs and back can be frustrating while “love handles” around the waist can cause women to become self-conscious. For these reasons, Dr. Hause offers his patients the mommy makeover, a combination of procedures that addresses the various physical changes caused by pregnancy. A mommy makeover can include:
- Breast augmentation to enhance the shape and size of small breasts
- Breast lift to raise sagging breasts and drooping nipples
- Tummy tuck surgery to eliminate excess fat and skin from the abdomen
- Mini tummy tuck to firm and tone the lower abdomen
- Liposuction to remove stubborn fat from the upper arms, stomach, back and thighs
Contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery
To find out if a breast lift or mommy makeover is right for you, contact Dr. Donald Hause for a one-on-one consultation. He and the entire medical team at Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery have helped thousands of women boost their self-confidence and live happier lives by achieving their post-pregnancy aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment today by calling (916) 636-6869.