How To Restore Your Breast Shape After Breastfeeding

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on March 19, 2019

Making the choice to breastfeed is a huge decision for a mother, but it’s recognized by medical professionals across the globe as one of the best decisions you can make for your baby. For example, breastfeeding has been shown to help both mother and baby by:


  • Helping return Mom’s body to pre-pregnancy weight faster
  • Helping shrink uterus faster
  • Reducing post-pregnancy bleeding
  • Reducing the risk of ovarian cancer
  • Reducing the risk of osteoporosis


  • Helping the baby build a healthy and robust immune system
  • Lowering the risk of allergies and asthma
  • Reducing the risk of ear infections and respiratory illnesses
  • Regulating weight gain in infants
  • Aiding in bonding with mother
  • Lowering the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

It’s no wonder so many doctors recommend you breastfeed your baby for at least six months. That said, as with any event that affects the body, there are physical drawbacks to breastfeeding. The most noticeable of these is misshapen breasts.

The good news: these drawbacks can be addressed both you and the baby have received all the benefits of breastfeeding. We’ve put together a short list of ways Moms can help restore their breast shape after breastfeeding. Read on!

Breast Augmentation

After breastfeeding, some mothers may find that their breast size shrinks, sometimes drastically.  

Breast implants can remedy this issue. It’s also important to note that breast augmentation will not interfere with breastfeeding in the future. If you have more children, you will still be able to breastfeed!

The surgery generally takes between 1 to 3 hours with a six-week recovery time.


Breast Fat Transfer

Designed to take care of the same shrinkage issue breast augmentations address, the fat transfer technique uses fat liposuctioned from other areas of the body (typically thighs or stomach) and injects the fat cells into the breast to help bring them back to a more natural size.

Nipple Surgery

Your nipples can take a fair amount of wear and tear while breastfeeding. Aside from heightened sensitivity and blistering, color, size, even shape can be altered.  

Nipple surgery includes areola repair, nipple reconstruction, nipple augmentation, and nipple repair. You should note, however, that this type of surgery is generally done after a woman is done with childbearing.

Breast Lift

This procedure helps restore shape and volume without significantly changing breast size. A breast lift is a perfect option for cases of extreme sagging. Recovery time is relatively short, with the typical recovery taking about a week’s time.


Mommy Makeover

Having a baby is a beautiful experience, but the impact it can have on your body is often far from beautiful. Because pregnancy can be very hard on a woman’s body, some new mothers opt to go the full makeover route of breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

As an added bonus, Mommy Makeovers are fully customizable and able to be tailored to correct the exact problem areas each mother identifies.


Get Back Your Pre-Breastfeeding Body Without Losing The Benefits of Breastfeeding

woman-breastfeeding-childYou’ve invested a good deal of research into your decision to breastfeed. After all, both you and your baby deserve the best. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your confidence and figure along the way!

If you’re looking to restore your breast shape after pregnancy, contact the professionals at Proffer Surgical Associates so we can learn about your body goals and needs. Our team is board certified with decades of experience and receives continuous education to stay up-to-date on the latest research-backed trends. We will provide honest recommendations for your expectations, and we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

Whether you want to improve your breast symmetry, shape, or size, a breast procedure can give you the exact shape you desire. Call us today to schedule a consultation and get your confidence back!

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Topics: Plastic Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Breast lift