Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy

Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy

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Breast Augmentation Miami is a highly reliable and evidence-based cosmetic procedure involving implants behind your breast tissue. The procedure requires the surgeon to make an incision and place implants under your chest muscle, such as saline or silicone. 

An implant contains sterile saltwater or saline, or silicone material. It is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Both silicone and saline implants are safe for breast augmentation and related procedures, such as reconstruction. 

Research shows that pregnancy, hormonal changes, and breastfeeding can alter a woman’s breasts’ size, shape, volume, and look. So, if you want to restore the original look or improve your breasts’ aesthetic appearance, you can undergo breast augmentation surgery. Here is what you need to know! 

Is it safe to get pregnant right away after breast implants?

Although pregnancy can bring various changes to your body, getting breast augmentation with implants does not a serious concern if you wish to get pregnant in the future. However, if you want to get pregnant right away after implant surgery, you will experience various complications. 

Therefore, experts advise women to consider pregnancy at least three or six months after breast augmentation. The purpose is to ensure your body heals or recovers from surgery and is fully ready for changes with pregnancy.

How does pregnancy affect breast implants?

A growing body of research evidence shows that pregnancy does not affect breast implants. However, it is normal to experience changes in your breasts during pregnancy. Although pregnancy does not affect implants, it can alter or modify the growth of your breast tissues due to increased estrogen and progesterone levels. 

Generally, breast implants have excellent resiliency and resistance against ruptures, deflation, and leakages. Sometimes, the pressure caused by breast tissue growth during pregnancy can cause rupture implants and change the breasts’ shape. However, this occurs rarely. 

Breast implants are designed to be resilient and resistant to ruptures and leakages. Some women with weakened breast tissue are at higher risk of ruptured and leaked implants, causing shape changes and sagging. So, this can change or deteriorate the aesthetic appearance of your breast and cause them to appear saggy. 

How long you should wait after getting implants to get pregnant

Generally, breast implants are durable materials that do not cause any complications. However, if you fail to take care of your body or do not follow the surgeon’s guidelines, you will experience moderate to severe problems.

So, the bottom line depends on how you care for the surgical site, scar tissue, and breasts’ muscles during the rehabilitation period. Over time, some women require correction, adjustment, or removal of implants due to leaks and ruptures. 

Therefore, it is wise to wait until three or six months, depending on your health status, to get pregnant after breast augmentation. Moreover, capsular contracture is another adverse effect of breast augmentation. 

The condition leads to scar tissue formation inside your breast and causes the implant to change, shape, or move. As a result, you feel more discomfort and pain. Still, pregnancy with breast implants is safe and risk-free if you wait for at least three to six months. 

The risks of getting pregnant soon after getting implants

Pregnancy with breast implant surgery is safe/reliable and won’t affect your ability to get pregnant after six months. However, if you wish to get pregnant too soon, you will experience changes in your breast tissue. 

Sometimes, the pressure caused by intense growth during pregnancy can rupture the implant and pour water on everything you have achieved with augmentation. Similarly, doing so can cause severe discomfort, inflammation, and pain because the muscles, tissues, and nerves surrounding the incision are still healing. 

Final Words 

Pregnancy is an exciting time in every woman’s life where she waits to see the baby growing in her bump. However, it can cause significant changes in the body’s hormones, skin, and shape, particularly tummy, breasts, buttocks, etc. 

Undergoing Breast Augmentation Miami is an excellent way to restore your breasts’ natural appearance and achieve fuller, rounder, and lusciously lovely bosoms. But when you have implant surgery and want to get pregnant again, you should wait at least three to six months. Contact us today for more info on getting pregnant after breast augmentation. 

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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