How long after pregnancy can I have a breast reduction?

It is recommended that patients wait at least 3 to 6 months after pregnancy before having a breast reduction. This is to allow enough time for your breasts to settle before you have your procedure.

If you are considering breastfeeding, you will need to wait until you have stopped breastfeeding and have stopped producing milk for at least three months before moving forward with the breast reduction surgery.

Patients may also want to consider the post-op restrictions they will have in terms of lifting and carrying infants. It's important to discuss your day to day with your surgeon in the consultation so you're able to understand what you can and can't do.

Published: October 29th, 2020