Mommy Makeover: Breast Restoration

Filming continues in our office this week for another upcoming Mommy Makeover segment for Twin Cities Live on KSTP TV. We are following a patient having breast restoration surgery.

Most of the women that come to me for consultations about breast surgery following pregnancy complain that their breast size or shape has changed. Physical changes may occur to the breasts after pregnancy even in the absence of breast-feeding. Breast restoration surgery addresses these changes.

Patients often report that there is reduced fullness on the top of their breasts, just above the nipple, along with a general change in breast size. The decreased fullness may be interpreted as sagging or a loss of “perkiness.” The most common concern that I hear is the complaint of overall diminished breast size after pregnancy. Women sometimes choose breast restoration surgery as part of a Mommy Makeover, which may also include a tummy tuck.

Augmentation mammoplasty or breast enlargement surgery is the primary procedure that is used to restore breasts to the size they were before pregnancy. According to the  The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS),  about 312,000 breast enlargement surgeries were performed last year, making it the number one requested cosmetic surgery. However, there are no specific statistics on how many women chose breast surgery as part of a “Mommy Makeover.”

Stay tuned to follow our patient’s recovery, when we reveal the final result on TCL scheduled later this winter. Date and time to follow.



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