Breast Changes During Pregnancy: What to Expect

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Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy, but some of the most obvious changes will occur in the breasts. As your body prepares to support a child, your breasts may swell and enlarge a cup size or more. Pregnancy hormones - especially estrogen and progesterone - tend to increase blood flow, pack on fatty tissue, and trigger other changes to prepare you for breastfeeding. You may also experience breast tenderness and soreness throughout your pregnancy.

The increase in breast size that occurs during pregnancy has a downside. In many cases, once the breasts shrink back down after breastfeeding, they lose too much volume, and the stretched skin may not fully retract over their new shape. This can leave you with loose, sagging breasts that are a far cry from their pre-pregnancy appearance.

A breast lift can restore your breasts back to their proper position on your chest, eliminating excess stretched-out skin and re-shaping the breast mound for a more proportionate overall look. Many women seek out breast lift surgery after pregnancy to regain a more youthful figure. Others undergo breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift to increase the size of their breasts as well as their shape and position.

If you are interested in breast surgery to restore your appearance after pregnancy, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center today or call (212) 688-5882 to schedule a consultation with our experienced New York City breast augmentation surgeon. We serve patients in Manhattan and throughout NYC.