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Will Pregnancy Ruin My Breast Reduction Results?

Posted April 12, 2022 in Breast Reduction

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Breast reduction is a popular plastic surgery that ranks high for patient satisfaction. Breast reduction can not only relieve pain and create a more proportionate figure, but it can also help women live a more active lifestyle.

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For women who are unhappy with their breasts due to back and shoulder pain or aesthetic reasons, breast reduction surgery can’t come fast enough. 

But what if they are not finished having children? Is it wise to have this procedure if there is a chance they will become pregnant? 

These are difficult questions to answer, and every woman is different; however, should you get pregnant after your reduction, don’t worry. Your reduction will not affect your pregnancy in any way, and touch-up plastic surgery procedures are always available.

What Happens if I Get Pregnant After Breast Reduction Surgery?

It’s not the end of the world if you become pregnant after a breast reduction procedure

Your breasts may go through changes during and after pregnancy, and for some women, their breasts return to normal after they’ve had their child/children. 

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Other women experience significant changes to the size and shape of their breasts during pregnancy and with breastfeeding. 

Regardless of this variety of outcomes, you can have another procedure performed if you are not happy with your breasts after pregnancy. 

This surgical treatment may be different from your original surgery based on the breast changes that occur.

Waiting Until After Having Your Last Child to Have a Breast Reduction 

If possible, it is advised to wait until you’re done with pregnancies to receive breast reduction surgery so that your results will be more permanent. 

However, if you are significantly impacted by overly large breasts, it may be the best decision for your health and well-being to proceed with the procedure beforehand.

Can I Breastfeed After a Breast Reduction Procedure?

Tell your surgeon if you feel there is a chance you may give birth to another child after your surgery. While a large portion of glandular tissue is normally preserved during surgery, leaving milk glands functional, it’s good for your doctor to know this. 

Many women who undergo breast reduction can breastfeed — at least to some extent — following their procedures. However, it is important to accept that there is some risk of losing this ability.

Visit our breast reduction before and after gallery to see more transformations.

Dr. David J. Pincus – Breast Surgery Options in Long Island, NY

Dr. Pincus is a highly respected and highly celebrated board-certified plastic surgeon who offers a range of breast surgeries in Long Island, New York, including:

Dr. Pincus includes a breast lift when he performs breast reduction surgery.

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