One concern many women have about breast augmentation is whether it will affect their ability to have healthy children. This question is also a major public health concern, so it’s been extensively studied for both saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. The evidence shows that breast augmentation does not have an impact on women’s ability to become pregnant or carry a child to full term. There is no increased risk of birth defects, premature birth, or low birth weight for women after breast augmentation.
However, pregnancy can have an impact on breast augmentation. During pregnancy your breasts undergo significant changes. They swell and change structure in preparation for breastfeeding. Whether you decide to breastfeed or not, pregnancy changes your breasts and this can have an impact on your breast augmentation results. Some women even desire a surgical touch-up after pregnancy.
If you are considering breast augmentation, there’s no reason not to have the procedure because you want to have children “someday.” But if you’re planning on having children this year or the next few years, it might be a good idea to wait until after having children to get the procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso will discuss your options and suggest the best timing for your breast augmentation procedure. Please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today for a consultation at our Tampa area office.