Will Having a Baby Affect My Breast Lift Surgery?

In Chicago, a breast lift is a popular aesthetic procedure to surgically correct sagging or drooping breasts. It involves removing excess skin and reshaping tissues for firmer, perkier and more aesthetically pleasing breasts.

Pregnancy After a Breast Lift

To ensure patients can enjoy the optimal, long-term results of a breast lift, many plastic surgeons advise women to finish having children before considering breast surgery. But, of course, life throws curveballs, so it is understandable if you get pregnant after your breast lift, either intentionally or accidentally.

Pregnancy will likely affect your breast lift outcome in some way. However, there is no way to accurately predict how, since every woman’s body reacts differently to the hormonal and physical changes associated with pregnancy.

How Childbirth Affects Breast Lift Results

Though we cannot foresee what changes will occur, you should consider a few things if you are thinking about having a child after breast lift surgery.

  • Stretch marks
  • Deflated breasts
  • Sagging
  • Asymmetry

The effects of childbirth are typically why mothers get breast lifts in the first place. Therefore, if a woman has a baby after her operation, similar problems may recur.


Sometimes, a breast lift procedure can impact your ability to breastfeed. That’s because Dr. Ritacca makes most breast lift incisions near and around the areola and nipples. Thus, breastfeeding ability can suffer depending on the extent of the surgery, the technique used, and your body’s healing.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy can help minimize adverse effects on the results of a breast lift. When following a dietary plan and exercise regimen, it is essential to work with your obstetrician to ensure safety and adequate nutrition. These two aspects are vital to helping you maintain your breast lift results after pregnancy, as weight fluctuations contribute to sagging breasts.

Participating in exercises that target and isolate your pectoral muscles can help keep your breasts firm in the absence of implants. These activities include push-ups, bench presses, pec flys, and band pulls.

Learn More About Breast Lift in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Reach out to the expert team at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, Illinois, at (847) 367-8815, or request a virtual consultation from the comfort of your couch to find out how we can help you look your best after cosmetic surgery.