Before undergoing breast augmentation, it’s important that patients feel confident about their motivation for surgery as well as the timing.
In fact, in their initial consultations, a number of women ask, “Should I Wait Until After Kids to Get Breast Implants?”
If you are debating getting breast implants pre-or-post pregnancy, here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision.
Will Breast Implants Affect Breast Feeding?
There is no known evidence that suggests breast implants interfere with breast feeding.
In fact, breast augmentation remains the most popular plastic surgery procedure, and many young women undergo treatment with the intention of breast feeding in the future.
What Happens if I Need a Revision Surgery Post-Pregnancy?
Women may hesitate to get breast implants because they are unsure if they will need a revision surgery post-pregnancy.
However, it’s not possible to predict how the body and breasts will respond after giving birth, even in the absence of breast implants.
Accordingly, the need for additional breast surgery post-partum has more to do with the effects of pregnancy, and not implants.
That being said, women are cautioned against selecting extremely large breast implants prior to pregnancy, which can cause chest wall deformities and place excess pressure on breast tissue and skin.
Because pregnancy has the potential to exacerbate these effects, women considering significant augmentations should discuss the matter in greater detail with their surgeon.
What Factors Should I Consider Before Getting Breast Implants?
If your breast size or shape is bothering you now and affecting your self-esteem or quality of life, there is no reason to delay enjoying treatment benefits until after you have children.
Nevertheless, women should ask themselves when do they plan on becoming pregnant.
If it’s sometime down the road, then they can readily proceed with breast augmentation now. But if they are thinking of having children in the immediate future, it may be in their best-interest to postpone until after kids.
If you are considering breast implant surgery, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh.