How long after breastfeeding can you have a Breast Augmentation?

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The female body goes through numerous changes during the period before, during and after pregnancy. The physical changes that occur for women as they create, carry and birth a child is a natural part of life. Post-partum, the female breasts naturally become enlarged due to the production of milk, whether or not a mother elects to breastfeed her baby. Once this period is complete, it is conceivable to say that majority of women consider Breast Augmentation after breastfeeding in order to feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and to pursue the path to achieve and enhance their aesthetic desires and goals.

The changes in a women’s breasts and body following pregnancy is unique and varies amongst each female individual. There are numerous factors that contribute to this period of transition back to baseline, some of which include: hormone levels, exercise, diet, and lifestyle. Breast Augmentation can best be considered 4 - 6 months once a woman stops breastfeeding. During this period, the breasts involute and cease the production of milk. It is important to consider a Breast Augmentation once the lactation ducts have properly closed and the swelling has properly gone down, in order to have a breast size that is stable. This will properly maximize the chance of achieving the best degree of aesthetic goals and minimize any potential risks.

It is important to consult with a Plastic Surgeon who is well qualified. Dr. Jonathan Zelken is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and has performed Breast Augmentation across the United States and worldwide. He approaches each of his consultations in a comprehensive manner and works with each patient in a concise and harmonious manner, in order to achieve their aesthetic vision, desires and goals.