Future pregnancy is an important factor to consider when deciding whether to undergo breast augmentation. While breast augmentation will not affect your ability to become pregnant or the development of the fetus, it can potentially impact the results of your procedure.
If you are planning on having children in the future, it is important to discuss your plans with Connecticut plastic surgeon Dr. Stanley Foster during your initial consultation. He will explain the potential impact of pregnancy on your breast augmentation results in great detail so that you can make a fully informed decision about whether to move forward with the procedure at this time. In many cases, it may be best to wait to get breast implants until you are done having children.
Your breasts may change considerably during pregnancy. While it is not guaranteed that these changes will impact your results, it is common for women to be less happy with the appearance of their breast implants following childbirth.
The looseness and laxity that may be experienced in your skin and breast tissue following pregnancy can result in a change in the relationship between the implant and your breast. This can potentially lead to sagging issues or a change in the appearance of your breast. In many cases, you may need a revision procedure to regain your pre-pregnancy breast augmentation results.
It is also important to understand the impact of breast augmentation on breastfeeding. Several studies have shown that breast implants do not impact the safety of breastfeeding. In fact, the silicone content in breast milk is not affected by breast implants. There is also no risk of silicone leaking into the breast milk if your breast implant ruptures. The molecules in the silicone gel material used to fill breast implants are too large to pass through the milk ducts.
In most cases, breast augmentation will not impact your ability to breastfeed. However, certain breast augmentation incision options, particularly the peri-areolar incision, may increase the risk that you will be unable to breastfeed. The peri-areolar incision is made around the outer edge of your nipple, and there is a slight risk that your milk ducts may be disrupted as a result. If you are planning on breastfeeding in the future, Dr. Foster may recommend using an inframammary or transaxillary incision instead.
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