One of the most common topics Dr. Eichenberg is asked about is breast implants and pregnancy. Women have many questions about this subject. They wonder if it is safe to be pregnant with implants. They worry if they will be able to breastfeed. They also wonder if their breasts will need to be redone after childbirth and nursing.
First the facts, pregnancy will not affect your implants and vice versa, implants will not affect your pregnancy. Implants are made of a silicone shell and filled with either silicone or saline filling. These materials are not harmful to you or your unborn child. Implants are not an issue when discussing fertility.
Women are able to successfully breast-feed following an augmentation. Some women supplement with formula, but this is true for women without breast implants as well.
Pregnancy will change your breasts. The breast tissue will change, but it will not impact your implants. Most women’s breasts enlarge during pregnancy but it is impossible to predict how much your breasts will change.
Most women will notice more changes to their breasts after pregnancy. Some women’s breasts become smaller, some larger and some will experience looser skin. Pregnancy will affect the way that your breasts look after pregnancy, but every woman is different and it is impossible to predict.
Dr. Eichenberg will tell you to wait until all pregnancy related changes are finished before evaluating your breasts. Some women may feel that they require a breast lift after childbirth and nursing. This may have been true even without implants because of the changes to the breast tissue. If you are considering having additional children you may want to wait until you are done with childbearing to avoid having additional surgery. After your first pregnancy you will have a good idea of how your body will react to the changes.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery but thinking about becoming pregnant in the near future, Dr. Eichenberg recommends waiting until after the pregnancy and breastfeeding are completed to have the surgery.
If you want breast augmentation surgery and have no imminent plans to become pregnant, Dr. Eichenberg would agree that there is no reason to wait. You should go ahead with the surgery now. Breast augmentation surgery can give you more self confidence and make you feel more feminine.
Temecula and Murrieta breast augmentation patients can see before and after photos of actual patients and learn more about how plastic surgery can improve your appearance at https://www.renuance.net. We invite you to call us today for a complimentary consultation on breast augmentation or any other cosmetic procedure at 951-430-0583.