Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy

Many women have concerns about how their breast augmentation may affect their pregnancy. Having breast implants will not affect your chances of conceiving, and it will not affect the development of your baby. Pregnancy can be difficult on a woman's body though. It may impact the results of your breast augmentation. When you are making your choices about your breast augmentation, it's best to talk with Naples breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña candidly about your plans to increase your family size.

No Effects on Your Baby

A number of major studies have been conducted to determine whether breast implants negatively affect a developing baby. Breast implants have not been linked to any increase in developmental issues, diseases, or birth defects.

Likewise, breastfeeding after breast augmentation has not been associated with any harmful effects in children. Breast implants do not prevent you from being able to breastfeed, and studies have shown that the breast milk of women with implants does not pose a risk to developing infants.

Extensive studies have not been conducted on the link between fertility and breast augmentation. Evidence does not suggest that there is any association between the two. Millions of women have had breast augmentation in America, and no correlation between the ability to get pregnant and the presence of breast implants has been found.

Effects on Your Body

The biggest concern with pregnancy after your breast augmentation is the potential effect that the changes in your body will have on your plastic surgery results. Your breasts will change over the course of your pregnancy and after childbirth. Some women are less pleased with the results of their breast augmentation after these natural fluctuations.

You may experience looser skin and breast tissue following your pregnancy, which can result in sagging of your breast and a less attractive appearance. In this case, you'll want to talk with your breast surgeon, Dr.  Peña, about a revision surgery to restore the youthful appearance of your breasts.

If you are planning to start your family soon, you should think about the timing of your breast augmentation. You may want to wait until after pregnancy to have a breast augmentation. Then you can add a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to restore the appearance of your abdomen too.

If you are ready to talk with an experienced Naples breast surgeon about your breast enhancement options, please contact Dr. Manuel Peña today to schedule your personal cosmetic surgery consultation.

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