How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Get a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a popular surgery among women who wish to increase their breast size or correct a loss in volume that can occur following pregnancy. If you are an expectant mother who wishes to schedule this procedure, the talented surgeon at Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery in Burnsville and Edina, MN, say you must wait a certain amount of time before you can undergo the surgery after giving birth. Here, they discuss everything you need to know about the timeline for breast augmentation following pregnancy.

While you may be tempted to schedule an appointment with your plastic surgeon right after you give birth, it’s a risky procedure that should not be rushed. Instead, doctors recommend waiting at six weeks after stopping breastfeeding before having breast implant surgery. This will allow enough time for your hormones, weight, and breasts to reach their true post-pregnancy state. While some women’s breasts may get smaller or sag, it is possible for them to return to their normal size.

If you are dieting, you may need to wait longer than six weeks before scheduling the surgery. In this scenario, it’s best to wait until you have reached your weight loss goals so your breast implants are proportional to your body. If you’re unsure about the ideal time frame, discuss your goals with a surgeon and ask for their advice regarding a timeline.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation after the waiting period is over, book an appointment with the surgeons at Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery in Burnsville and Edina, MN. The practice also provides a wide range of additional cosmetic procedures to patients in the greater Minneapolis area, such as breast lifts and reductions. Contact them today at (952) 435-0177 to schedule a free consultation or visit their website for more information about their full list of procedures.

This blog has been authored by “Dr. Joe” Gryskiewicz MD, FACS and Karan Chopra, MD.

About Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz:

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing aesthetic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, The Rhinoplasty Society, and many other national institutions.

About Dr. Karan Chopra:

Dr. Karan Chopra is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in the deep plane facelift and neck lift, blepharoplasty, buccal fat removal, breast augmentation, and many other aesthetic procedures. He belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons, among many other professional organizations.

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