sagging breasts chicagoQuestion: What causes saggy breasts and will breast feeding increase my chances of sagginess? If a breast lift is deemed necessary will my cup size change? What is typical recovery time for a breast lift?

Answer: There are two main factors that cause breasts to sage; one being changes in breast size and the other is poor skin elasticity! Changes in breast size most often occurs when you lose weight or during the pregnancy and nursing period. Keep in mind that deciding to breast feed will also increase your chance for sagginess, more so if you have poor skin elasticity.

If you have saggy breasts and decide that a breast lift is for you, great! But be forewarned that it can not be guaranteed that you will have the same cup size after a breast lift. If a lot of skin is removed due to the sagging there is a chance of having a smaller cup size. Only a one on one consultation will help you know what to realistically expect.

As for recovery time; typically a breast lift would require 2-3 days off of work. Additionally you must keep your arms and chest at rest from upper body activity for 6 weeks to allow scars to start the healing process!

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