Should I get breast implants? They sag since I breastfed for 2 years.

Jessann - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I breast fed for over 2 years and now my breast sag really bad. It makes me very self concious so now I am wondering if I should get implants. Before being pregnant, I had a D cup, and after the feeding I now have an A. :(

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Tammy - posted on 09/10/2009

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It's actually pregnancy that leads to saggy boobs, not breastfeeding. Any "limpness" that you see after weaning will rebound by itself with a little time. So if you're planning to have more kids, I'd say wait to do any cosmetic surgery until after your kids are all done wreaking (sp?) havoc on your body.



Until then, who says you have to wear a bikini? Live with more supportive underwear for a while!

Sarah - posted on 09/11/2009

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I am nursing my third. Did the first 2 for 15 months. I'm 26 with the chest of a 50 yr old. I am SO getting them fixed after I'm done nursing my last baby, I no its silly and vain, but I want to look awesome for my sweet husband and all this working out is for nothin if the girls stay where they're at. Do what YOU want for yourself. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks.

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Lesley - posted on 09/14/2009

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News flash - it's not the breastfeeding that made your breasts sag. It was PREGNANCY. This is such a common misconception and I hear so many women use it as an excuse NOT to breastfeed. Your boobs get bigger in pregnancy, some get stretch marks as they increase, then comes the engorgement after delivery and your milk has arrived. Whether or not you choose to breastfeed - the milk still has to come in! And you either choose to use the breast milk for your baby or let it dry up. So it has nothing to do with you breastfeeding - it was the pregnancy. As for fake boobs - a push up bra is what I would suggest too. And exercise the upper body!!!! It is possible to get that area back into shape! But let's face reality too - the older we get, the lower they fall!!! And this starts after 25 generally!

Stina - posted on 09/12/2009

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Go for it. If you think you may have more children though, it would be a good idea to wait till after the last one.

Alison - posted on 09/12/2009

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I say more power to you! My plan is to get implants and a tummy tuck after we are officially done adding to our family. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel better about the way you look : )

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FYI - pregnancy causes the sagging, not breastfeeding, but get the implants if they would make you feel better/more attractive. I think implants are a very personal choice and you have to do whatever would make you feel good. :)

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Quoting Lo:

i had big boobs all my life and they were already sagging before i became a mom and after breastfeeding for 2 years, they sagged terribly. i was embarrassed about them all my life, during sex i was always conscious of how they sagged. for years all i could think of was coming up for the money for a boob job and lift. well, i never did get them done, and now that i'm in my late 50's and post-menopausal, i have a totally different outlook on my body, my breasts, my self-worth. i have an acceptance of my body now that i didn't have when i was younger, during the years that i was so concerned with being sexy and attractive to the opposite sex. i now love and accept my breasts and am very grateful for the loving nourishment i was able to give to my son by breastfeeding. love me, love my boobs, sagging and all. and i've become an older sexy woman, which rocks! i know this doesn't answer the question posted by younger women who are left with sagging breasts at an early age, it isn't attractive, trust me, i know. but our culture is obsessed with breasts, and what kind of message are we sending to our little girls? it's interesting to see so many women with implants, who then expose their breasts by wearing very scanty clothing but yet, if a woman is breastfeeding her child in public and a bit of her breast becomes exposed, everybody goes nuts, calling it indecent exposure. so the message is, if boobs are exposed or made bigger to please men, if they're used as a sexual ploy, that's ok, but when it comes to something as natural as feeding our babies, showing some boob is a bad thing. young girls today get very mixed messages about what's important and what to cherish about one's own self esteem.....


Thank you Lo!  I am a 29 year old new mom and I love my body, stretch marks, sagging boobs and all.  It is very hard to have good self esteem in this culture but I have worked on loving my self and my body since being a teenager.  My mother dieted allot  when I was a teen it really affected my self worth. She could tell me I was beautiful but I saw her looking at herself and saying she was ugly.  Thankfully, when I was learning to love my body, she decided it was time for her to love herself.   I have learned that we can love our bodies at any size and shape and it is liberating!  Thank you again for your inspiring post.











 

Lo - posted on 09/12/2009

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i had big boobs all my life and they were already sagging before i became a mom and after breastfeeding for 2 years, they sagged terribly. i was embarrassed about them all my life, during sex i was always conscious of how they sagged. for years all i could think of was coming up for the money for a boob job and lift. well, i never did get them done, and now that i'm in my late 50's and post-menopausal, i have a totally different outlook on my body, my breasts, my self-worth. i have an acceptance of my body now that i didn't have when i was younger, during the years that i was so concerned with being sexy and attractive to the opposite sex. i now love and accept my breasts and am very grateful for the loving nourishment i was able to give to my son by breastfeeding. love me, love my boobs, sagging and all. and i've become an older sexy woman, which rocks! i know this doesn't answer the question posted by younger women who are left with sagging breasts at an early age, it isn't attractive, trust me, i know. but our culture is obsessed with breasts, and what kind of message are we sending to our little girls? it's interesting to see so many women with implants, who then expose their breasts by wearing very scanty clothing but yet, if a woman is breastfeeding her child in public and a bit of her breast becomes exposed, everybody goes nuts, calling it indecent exposure. so the message is, if boobs are exposed or made bigger to please men, if they're used as a sexual ploy, that's ok, but when it comes to something as natural as feeding our babies, showing some boob is a bad thing. young girls today get very mixed messages about what's important and what to cherish about one's own self esteem.....

Tara - posted on 09/12/2009

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Before going to that extreme consider just a lift, usually that is all you may need, and it is less evasive and expensive!

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Its your body, you can do whatever you want. I feel that we, as a society have an unrealistic view of how our bodies should look after we have a baby. I have stretch marks and my boobs sag but its my body, and I want to love it no matter what. We can feel sexy no matter what our bodies look like. Lets try and love ourselves Ladies!

BethAnn - posted on 09/11/2009

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now i first want to say that i love my children and will do anything for them and will give up anything for them...I dont want to seem selfish or vain but I plan on getting a "mommy makeover" after I am done nursing and my reason behind it is that I sacrificed my time and my body to bring these beautiful girls into the world so I deserve it...
now i dont plan on getting playboy style boobs but I want to feel sexy again and confident and show my girls a healthy lifestyle. Im not using my boobs to get attention or get hit on... I just want to be able to wear clothes and bathing suits with out feeling self conscious

Rachel - posted on 09/10/2009

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I was a D cup till having both of my bubs and breastfeeding...now I'm a G cup. I'm hoping they'll reduce back to a D after weaning bub no.2. If not...I'm considering a reduction and lift.

The way I look at it...if you're not happy with the way you look...feel free to do something about it...it's your body and you're the one who lives with it.

Jeannette - posted on 09/09/2009

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I was a D cup before I got pregnant. I am now a DDD while currently breastfeeding. I have no idea what size I might be after I finish breastfeeding but it has not crossed my mind to consider implants. I just don't think I would get something operated on that I did not have to. It is nice to hear thru some of your comments that I might shrink to a smaller size than before pregnancy. My back could definetaly use the break!

Jocelyn - posted on 09/09/2009

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getting preg again could affect your results. i've known some women who didn't breastfeed, but their boobs still got a bit saggy afterward. i think it would probably depend on how much your boobs would grow during pregnancy.

Jessann - posted on 09/09/2009

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well i am still considering having another child but it will have to be through invitro fertilization because i have almost no fertility now.... also, if i were not going to breast feed again, could just having a baby affect my implants?

Jocelyn - posted on 09/09/2009

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if you want them (and you are done breastfeeding/having kids) then go for it. make sure you can afford it tho, i wouldn't go into debt because of it. i'm going to get a reduction and a lift when i'm done having kids :)

Anna - posted on 09/09/2009

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That is so mean! I can't believe anyone would actually say that to you. You have done a beautiful thing by giving your child a healthy start to life so I hope you can feel proud of that and don't listen to rude people. Pregnancy and breastfeeding and raising a child is hard on your looks, for sure, but I kind of think of things like stretch marks as scars to be proud of. Like a battle scar - it's a mark of strength and it shows what you've been through in life. Everyone is going to get saggy eventually so you might as well get that way through a good cause like nurturing a child. Anyway, you look really beautiful. Better to have a pretty face and saggy boobs than the other way around :)

Jessann - posted on 09/09/2009

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An A cup would be okay if I didnt have them sagging all the way to the bottom of my ribs.... this is a serious problem. and when i am in a bikini people say i look horrible, i mean everyone comments on their ugliness.

Anna - posted on 09/09/2009

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If you're not having anymore babies, then sure, if you want to. But if you want to have another one there is a chance it can prevent future breastfeeding. I wouldn't be that brave to go through unnecessary surgery myself... I have heard it is terribly painful. I am hoping mine will shrink once breastfeeding is finished - I have gone up 4 cup sizes. I wouldn't mind having an A cup for a while to give my back a break.

Marihett - posted on 09/09/2009

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I was a C cup, now I'm a D cup (I'm b/feeding at the moment), but I am going to make mine smaller to a B cup when I'm done b/feeding.
Go for it if it's gonna make you feel yourself again & be a proud mom.

Carly - posted on 09/09/2009

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Quoting Sarah:

No! just get a great push up bra or some chicken cutlets... Who needs fake chi chis



That works great for a little sag, but it is really bad your skin wrinkles and folds around the edge of the bra.

Carly - posted on 09/09/2009

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I am glad I am no the only one who has to roll my boobs up into my bra. I an no quite finished nursing but will start saving soon. I don't consider myself a vain person but when I lie flat on my back my bood are tucked in my arm pits. in the last 5.5 years I have been pregnant or nursing longer than not. I can't wait to restore my body. I am to young to settle with the body I have left after having my babies. Good luck do your research and find a good doctor d cup implant look bigger than natural d cup boobs so maybe think smaller I am hoping for a perky C cup. I was a DD by 15 years so my boobs have never been perky.

Sarah - posted on 09/09/2009

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No! just get a great push up bra or some chicken cutlets... Who needs fake chi chis

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