If you are thinking about getting breast implants before starting a family, you probably have questions about the timing and safety of pregnancy after your breast augmentation.
While getting breast implants will not affect your ability to become pregnant and have a child, your pregnancy might affect your breast augmentation results. To help you plan, see below answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy after breast implants.
How Soon After Getting Breast Implants Can I Get Pregnant?
Generally speaking, it is recommended to wait 3 to 6 months after your breast augmentation before becoming pregnant so your body has a chance to heal in between. If you do become pregnant shortly after getting breast implants, let your plastic surgeon and physician know, to minimize the chances of any complications.
Can I Breastfeed with Breast Implants?
Most women are able to breastfeed with breast implants, but there are variables that might affect your ability to breastfeed. Certain breast augmentation techniques, such as the periareolar incision, might negatively impact your ability to breastfeed. If you are planning to start a family in the future, let your plastic surgeon know so that he or she can help you make the best decisions for your specific situation.
Will I Need a Breast Augmentation Revision After Pregnancy?
Pregnancy after a breast augmentation can affect the look of your breasts, but not everyone will need a revision procedure.
While pregnancy shouldn’t affect your implants themselves, the changes to your body that happen during pregnancy could affect your breast augmentation results. Some women might experience a shift in the position of their implants, breast sagging or a loss of fullness after having their baby.
In some cases, these changes are slight enough that they don’t warrant a revision procedure, while in others, you may see the best long-term results with a breast lift or breast implant revision.
For more information or to schedule a breast augmentation consultation, contact us online or call our Sacramento office at 916-983-9895.