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Can Mums Get Breast Surgery After Pregnancy?

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There isn’t much that compares to the joy of pregnancy. Bringing a new life into the world is an experience that displays the wonders and capacities of the human body.

But this experience does have a permanent effect on the physique. Mums find their bodies—especially their breasts—to be much different than what they used to be. This often means struggling with sagging skin that causes a drooping appearance.

Breast surgery can be a way for mums to restore their breasts after pregnancy. Mr Gwanmesia offers a few options that can be tailored to the needs of each woman.

Before and after breast augmentation of a real patient. Mums can achieve results similar to this through breast surgery.

Before and after breast augmentation of a real patient. Mums can achieve results similar to this through breast surgery.

How Can Breast Surgery Help Mums?

The breasts, composed of fatty tissue and delicate skin, are prone to sag as women age. These changes are typically inevitable, but having children can make them much more drastic.

Breasts often start to change while women are pregnant. During this time, they can grow up to a cup size larger as they get ready to produce milk. This eventually causes the tissue to stretch and break down.

Breast Lift

The breast lift is one of the best ways for mums to restore and enhance their breasts after pregnancy and childbirth. Also referred to as mastopexy, this procedure is designed to lift breast tissue by removing excess skin, ensuring breasts are firmer and sit higher.

For mums struggling with drooping or sagging breasts, particularly after breastfeeding, a breast lift may be all they need to reshape breasts back to their former glory.

A breast lift does not increase breast size but will enhance how breasts sit for a more visibly voluptuous look.

There are a few different types of breast lift surgery.

Typically, the procedure will start with Mr Gwanmesia creating an incision around the areola. The type of incision varies based on the type of lift being performed, but the most common goes around the areola and under the breast.

With this incision, Mr Gwanmesia is able to remove extra skin or tissue and reshape and tighten the breasts. The nipples may be moved to a higher level to sit naturally with the breasts’ now higher position. Areolas may also be reduced in size.

Breast lift surgery will typically leave mums with visibly lifted breasts that, as a result, look naturally more voluptuous and firm.

Breast Implants and Breast Augmentation

Some mums may desire an increase in breast size along with improvements in firmness and shape. Breast augmentation surgery is the best option for mums looking to get a bigger bust that still fits naturally with their bodies.

After pregnancy, mums can address breast sagging and lost volume through breast augmentation. This is a before and after image of a real patient.

After pregnancy, mums can address breast sagging and lost volume through breast augmentation. This is a before and after image of a real patient.

Breast augmentation surgery uses either silicone or implants to enhance the size of the breasts.

There are a few different methods offered by Mr Gwanmesia that all have a bearing on how outcomes will result, such as:

Subglandular vs. Submuscular Placement

Implants may be placed over (subglandular) or under (submuscular) the chest muscle.

Submuscular placement usually creates a more natural contour as it holds implants more firmly in place. Subglandular placements, however, may feel more natural and look more visibly noticeable.

Breast Incision Locations

The exact location of the incision can vary. Mr Gwanmesia can make incisions along the areola, along the lower breast crease, within the armpit and even via the belly button.

All of these incisions have their advantages and disadvantages, particularly when it comes to placement and scarring.

Mr Gwanmesia will work with patients to ensure you get the outcome you desire.

What About the Rest of My Body?

Many mums struggle with sagging or drooping in other areas as well. In particular, the abdomen endures a lot of stretching during pregnancy, so it’s no surprise the skin and muscles there don’t completely bounce back.

Unfortunately for mums, this results in sagging or flabbiness that is extremely hard to get rid of.

Luckily, Mr Gwanmesia also offers procedures aimed at helping mums gain firmer body contours.

Tummy Tuck

This procedure is designed to remove extra skin and tighten abdominal muscles to create a smoother outline and flatter tummy. For new mums, a tummy tuck can be used to tighten muscles and remove skin that has stretched after pregnancy.


This procedure uses suction to remove fat cells for good, tightening up flabby or loose areas. Liposuction can be used on several areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, hips and back. It can even be used in some areas of the face and neck.

Have More Questions?

Want to see what breast surgery may do for you? Schedule a consultation with Mr Gwanmesia by calling our London office at 02074741300 or using our contact form online.

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.