After the end of the breastfeeding period, each mother wants to regain a beautiful and elastic breast. Methods of prevention, unfortunately, do not always help. In this case, plastic surgery comes to the rescue.
Pavel Andreevich Denishchuk, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery of the Clinic with 30 years of experience, answers the TOP-7 questions about breast surgery.
When is breast augmentation surgery best: before or after childbirth?
In general, there are no contraindications for breast augmentation before childbirth. But I still recommend doing the surgery afterwards, so that the result is preserved and there is no need for correction, because after pregnancy (due to weight gain and weight loss), the breast often loses its shape.
How long will breast implants last and should they be changed?
Implants that I use have a lifetime warranty and the need for their replacement depends only on the patient's desire.For example, with significant weight gains (more than 10 kg), loss of skin elasticity due to age-related changes, the breast may fall. In this case, you can make a correction - replace the implants with a larger one, and the breast will restore the elastic taut form.
Can I breastfeed again after the implant is installed?
Breastfeeding after surgery is possible, but the access that was used to place it is important here. If the patient is planning a future pregnancy and breastfeeding, I recommend an axillary or axillary access. In this case, the implant does not affect the possibility of breastfeeding.
How soon after childbirth can breast plastic be done?
I always emphasize that it is important to start not from childbirth, but from lactation. For an excellent result, the weight of a woman, like her skin, should come in a stable condition. Therefore, even for inspection it is better to come no earlier than 5-6 months after the completion of lactation.
Can implants cause cancer?
Dozens of studies have been conducted on this topic, including the American experts of the FDA (US Department of Medical Products Quality Control).It has long been proven that the presence of an implant has absolutely no effect on the likelihood of developing oncology. On the contrary, regular annual check-ups with a doctor after installing an implant allow you to control and prevent the occurrence of the disease in time.
How soon after surgery can you return to your normal lifestyle?
When a woman decides to increase her breasts, she must take into account that the first two or three weeks after the operation she needs to limit any physical activities, including lifting the child. Often, patients return to the full rhythm of life on average a month and a half after the operation, so for the postoperative period, you need to enlist the support of loved ones or think about helpers especially for child care.
Who is contraindicated for breast augmentation?
First of all, those who have medical contraindications, for example, neoplasms in the chest, intolerance to anesthesia, chronic acute infectious diseases, etc. At first, these patients undergo the necessary treatment, and then return. Also, if a woman is married, then, I believe, the husband’s consent is necessary.The decision on the operation must be agreed between the spouses.