How Can One Achieve Cleavage Post-Pregnancy?

How Can One Achieve Cleavage Post-Pregnancy?

Date 01 Mar 2024  

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Sagging Breasts Post-Pregnancy

When one describes the body shape of a beautiful woman, her breasts are described as well-rounded and lifted. Unfortunately, pregnancy can take a toll on the beauty associated with a woman’s breasts. 

Newly-made mothers may feel distressed with the appearance of their small breasts, less voluminous breasts, and/or sagging breasts as well as poorly-defined cleavage. While changes in breast shape and size are anticipated and unavoidable post-pregnancy and breastfeeding, many mothers who want a makeover of their overall figure might seek cosmetic procedures that can help improve their breast's appearance and provide them with better cleavage. 

Before jumping onto the ways by which women can achieve better breast aesthetics post-pregnancy, let's understand the changes in the appearance of the breasts caused by pregnancy and lactation with the insights shared by female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad at Eternelle Aesthetics.

Changes In Appearance of Breasts Caused By Pregnancy And Lactation

At the time of pregnancy, women's breasts enlarge to a certain extent to accommodate the extra breast glandular tissues and prepare the breasts for lactation. A significant increase in the size of their breasts is noticeable as early as the first trimester. Furthermore, after pregnancy as women begin nursing their child, their milk ducts continually empty and refill, placing a lot of strain on the ligaments and tissues of the breasts. During lactation, some degree of fat loss happens, especially in the upper poles of the breasts. The enlarged breasts and the loss of breast fats together give the whole breasts an unappealing, saggy appearance and ultimately there is a loss of cleavage definition.       

Breast Aesthetics Correction Post-Pregnancy to Achieve Better Cleavage

The breast aesthetics correction post-pregnancy and lactation falls into different categories. 

  • For women who no longer have well-defined cleavage and fat deposits in the upper pole of the breasts after their pregnancy and lactation: Depending upon the type of their breasts, the surgeon may recommend breast implant surgery or fat transfer to help them achieve well-defined cleavage.
  • For women who had very heavy breasts before pregnancy but post pregnancy and lactation their breasts have sagged down to varied levels: Such women already have enough volume in their breasts. Therefore, they would require breast reduction with mastopexy to lift their breasts and improve their saggy appearance, thereby improving their cleavage definition. 

If you are the one who wants to perk your breasts after pregnancy, then get in touch with the breast cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad at Eternelle Aesthetics for more details and to learn more about your candidacy for the procedure. 

The Treatment Options To Achieve Cleavage Post-Pregnancy

Breast Enhancement Surgery With Implant: 

This option is best suited for women having small breasts and complete loss of breast fat. It is only meant for women with minor breast sagging and individuals with healthy skin, as the weight of the implants may induce sagging in the years that follow. Placing of breast implants helps them achieve round, fuller, symmetrical breasts of size as before pregnancy and lactation. 

Breast implants are prostheses made of silicone shells filled with either saline water or silicone gel. They are surgically placed inside the pocket of the breasts created by a surgeon. 

You can also watch this video by our plastic surgeon for more details on this procedure-

Breast Enhancement Surgery Procedure

During breast implant surgery, women are placed under sedation or given general anaesthesia so that they remain asleep and feel no pain or discomfort. Once they are asleep, incisions are made by the surgeon. The incision pattern may vary among women being operated on. The incision can be made around the areola (peri-areolar), in the armpit (trans-axillary), beneath the breast (inframammary), in the belly button (trans-umbilical), or alongside the existing scars (for re-augmentation).

Through the incision, the breast surgeon in Hyderabad inserts the chosen type of breast implant. A cannula tube and a camera are used to precisely place the implants at their desired site. The implants are placed into the pocket created either underneath the breast tissues and chest muscles (submuscular) or between the breast tissues and chest muscles (sub-glandular). Several factors influence implant placement, including the type of implant, the woman's health, implant size, and the woman's goals for her breast profile.

Although the usual surgical time is two hours, it varies depending on the placement technique used. Sub-muscular placement typically takes significantly longer time than sub-glandular placement because of its more invasive nature. 

Breast Lift and Augmentation With Implants

In some cases, combining breast lift and augmentation might be effective in correcting the overall breast appearance post-pregnancy and lactation. This is recommended for women with sagging and deflated breasts. If the breast tissue has shrunk and the skin has stretched beyond its elasticity limit, breast lift and augmentation with implants could be the perfect treatment choice. The surgery includes removing stretched or sagging/ loose skin, adjusting the nipples to a proper position, and implant placement to restore rounded, bigger, fuller breasts. 

Autologous Fat Transfer/ Fat Grafting: 

It is a safe and successful cosmetic procedure that uses the patient's body fat to lift and contour the breasts. The liposuction technique is used to remove extra stubborn fat from areas like the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, which is then processed and carefully injected into the breasts. 

This option is best-suited for women who before pregnancy and lactation had well-rounded breasts and had just lost fat from the upper poles of their breasts. It helps them achieve more customised improvement of their breasts, in terms of their appearance and feel. When fat transfer is performed after lactation, the upper region of the breasts which is the cleavage area is specifically filled with fat, which makes cleavage well-defined, just like before pregnancy.   
Unlike breast implant surgery, fat transfer breast augmentation is a safer and more natural solution that avoids the use of foreign chemicals and surgery-related complications.

Fat Transfer Procedure

The procedure involves the following steps:

1. Providing anaesthesia

Breast augmentation with fat grafting is performed under general anaesthesia which ensures the patient's comfort throughout the procedure.

2. Making incisions

The surgeon makes small incisions in the breasts and in the areas where liposuction will be performed such as the abdomen or thighs. 

3. Liposuction

Liposuction is performed to carefully remove extra fat cells from the thighs or abdomen. It involves inserting a thin tube under the skin through a cut and moving it back and forth to break down the fat deposits for easier removal. The tube is attached to a vacuum that helps suck out the dislodged fats from the body. Nowadays, the breakdown of fat can be done easily with the assistance of ultrasound, laser, and power-operated tubes.  

4. Fat processing

The extracted fat cells go through a specialised purification process before being injected into the breasts.

5. Fat injection

The treated fat cells are then carefully injected into the breasts in strategic areas to achieve their correct volume, shape, and symmetry.

Breast Reduction With Mastopexy

In breast reduction, the surgeon removes certain portions of the breast tissues, repositions the breasts, tucks the breasts in their original position, and finally re-drapes the skin of the breasts. This gives the breasts a well-rounded and lifted appearance. The surgical procedure can be customised with some fat transfer around the cleavage area to improve the definition of the cleavage area. 


If you are the one who wants to go for this procedure and want to have a defined cleavage shape, pay a visit to Eternelle Aesthetics, one of the best plastic surgery clinics in Hyderabad.