One of the most common times for a woman to consider breast surgery is after childbirth. This is due to the fact that the breasts go through many changes between conception and birth. Since the breasts become enlarged, they may lose their firmness, perkiness and often times, they decrease in size.

So the question remains, how long should a woman wait after giving childbirth to get breast implants?

It depends on what type of procedure is being conducted. Some women may only need to get implants, while others might need a breast lift in addition to the implants. Your surgeon will help you with this decision, however, it is suggested that women wait at least 3 months after giving birth to undergo either procedure, if you are not breastfeeding.

If you plan on breastfeeding, then you will want to wait even longer, about 3 months after you have discontinued the breastfeeding.

Why the wait? Breasts undergo many changes during pregnancy. In order to properly and successfully get the results you desire, you will want the breasts to heal from these changes first. It’s difficult to decipher what size of implant to get or how to conduct the procedure if the breasts are not yet to their new settled form.

In order for your cosmetic surgeon to properly meet your expectations, patience during your healing is necessary. It’s understandable that after having a baby, you want to go back to your pre-pregnancy shape. However, you don’t want to cause any harm to your body as it goes through such drastic changes. It takes the body time to heal and getting implants before your body is ready can lead to complications that otherwise could have been avoided.

Women looking to get breast implants after childbirth can contact the office of Dr. Levine! You’ll get a personalized consultation regarding what the best time for your body will be to improve your breasts.

While the decision is ultimately yours, it is always best to wait at least as long as the duration specified by your surgeon. The rejuvenation of the breasts, no matter what their current condition, can successfully be achieved by a professional and skilled surgeon like Dr. Levine. Contact our office today and see how you can get your pre-baby breasts back!