What If I Get Pregnant after My Breast Augmentation?

Oct 11, 2011

Congratulations! Pregnancy after breast augmentation is largely similar to pregnancy without breast augmentation. There is no concern that breast implants could cause any kind of harm to your baby, either as it develops in the womb or if you decide to breastfeed him or her. On the other hand, there is some risk your breast augmentation results may need touching up after pregnancy.

The potential impact of breast implants on children of women who have had breast augmentation has been extensively studied. Thousands of pregnancies have been studied, with no evidence to suggest that breast implants may lead to an increased risk to a developing fetus. Similarly, breastfeeding with breast implants has been carefully considered, with no chemical or biologic evidence that breast implants impact the health of the baby.

However, there is some risk that pregnancy can impact your breast augmentation results. Your breasts undergo a number of specific changes during pregnancy. These changes can impact your natural breast tissue, its density, firmness, and ability to support your breast implants. These changes are generally correlated with pregnancy, breastfeeding poses no additional risk of damaging your results, and most women do not see their results affected.

The most common impacts of breast augmentation on pregnancy is that you may experience more sensations of fullness and stretching in your breasts. You may also notice that your breasts will swell to an even larger size than you desired when you got breast implants.

To learn more about the impact of breast implants on pregnancy, please schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso in Tampa.

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