It’s not unusual for women to undergo breast augmentation and breast lift prior to pregnancy. Many women don’t have plans to become pregnant in the near future. Under these circumstances it’s reasonable to proceed with surgery when women are unhappy with their breast aesthetics. In contrast, patients who anticipate becoming pregnant in the near future should delay surgery until they are done having children.
In some cases, breast lift surgery can adversely impact the ability to breast feed. In patients who place high value on breast feeding, breast lift should be delayed until child bearing is complete.
Conversely, pregnancy can have an adverse impact on breast aesthetics. In patients who have developed breast sag prior to pregnancy, breast sag following pregnancy can recur. Under these circumstances, surgical revision is highly probable.
It’s important that all of these issues be considered before proceeding with breast lift surgery in women who may not be done having children. If you’re considering breast lift in combination with breast augmentation prior to pregnancy, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate.