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Will Pregnancy Ruin Breast Reduction Surgery?

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Breast reduction surgery has become a very popular choice for women who want to improve their figure and their health and well-being at the same time. Even though this surgery can have a lot of benefits, many women wonder how pregnancy might change the results of their surgery. It's hard to give a clear answer to this question because every woman's body is different and may react differently to the changes that happen during pregnancy.

For some women, pregnancy may not change much how their breast reduction surgery turned out. These women may have skin that can quickly recover from the changes during pregnancy. This means that the changes to their breasts are not significant or permanent. But for some women, pregnancy can have a big effect on the size and shape of their breasts, which could change how their breast reduction surgery turns out.

As a general rule, women who have had breast reduction surgery are likely to see some changes to the results of their surgery after having a baby. This means that some women may need a second surgery after giving birth to get back to where they were before. But how much these changes happen will depend on a number of things, such as the woman's body type, the size and shape of her breasts, and the way her pregnancy is going.

If you want to have breast reduction surgery but are worried about how pregnancy might affect the results, you should talk to a qualified surgeon about your worries.

How pregnancy affects your breast reduction results depends on a lot of different things, like your genes and how flexible your skin naturally is. It's hard to know how pregnancy will change the results of your surgery, but many women say they are happy with their results even after having children. For women who don't like the way their breasts are changing, a breast lift surgery may be recommended.

Most of the time, it's best to wait to have breast reduction surgery until you're done having kids, but this isn't always the case.

How Does Breast Reduction Surgery Affect Breastfeeding?

After breast reduction surgery, many women wonder if they can still breastfeed. Most of the time, this procedure doesn't make it impossible to breastfeed. During surgery, a lot of glandular tissue may be left alone, which can protect the milk glands and keep them working.

But it's important to know that after breast reduction surgery, you might not be able to breastfeed as well as you did before. How big this risk is will depend on several things, like the type of surgery used, how much glandular tissue is taken out, and how healthy your breasts were before surgery. Before your procedure, you should talk to your plastic surgeon about your breastfeeding worries. They can help you understand your personal risk factors and give you advice on how to handle this issue.

William H. McDaniel, MD

Dr. Robert H. Shmerling is the former clinical chief of the division of rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and is a current member of the corresponding faculty in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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