If you are planning on having children in the future, it is important to discuss these plans with Dr. Fata before moving forward with your breast augmentation procedure. While future pregnancy plans do not rule you out as a candidate for breast augmentation, you will still need to be aware of the issues that may arise following childbirth.
There are two main issues to consider regarding pregnancy after breast augmentation. The first has to do with your ability to breastfeed. There is no scientific information that shows any negative effect on your child if you breastfeed with implants. However, there also has never been a research study carried out long enough to study these same children until they became adults. This holds true even if you have silicone breast implants.
In most cases, you should have no trouble breastfeeding with breast implants. However, some women have difficulty with breastfeeding with or without breast implants. If you are concerned about potential risks, you should discuss your concerns with Dr. Fata at your consultation.
The other issue to consider is how future pregnancies will impact the appearance of your breasts. Your breasts generally grow during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to lactation. In some women, their breast will return to their original size and shape, but in many cases, their breasts will ultimately lose volume, especially in the upper portion of the breasts, after breastfeeding. They may also be left with some loose skin.
Ultimately, the decision of when to undergo breast augmentation is highly personal and must be determined based on a variety of lifestyle factors. You can enjoy the results of your breast augmentation for years before you have children, but the changes after pregnancy and breastfeeding may make a second procedure helpful to maintain your original results.
Please contact Dr. Fata today to schedule your confidential consultation. Renaissance Plastic Surgery serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.