Before or after having kids?

That’s a good question, right? And an important one as well that many of you will face in the build-up process. If you are planning to get a breast augmentation or having a family in the next year or so, you might hold off with one of the other. If you decide and you have an immediate plan for having kids, there are a couple of factors to consider in making your decision

Does it impact fertility?

Based on studies done with silicone breast implants confirm that breast implants do not increase your risk of miscarriage or make it harder to have a child.

Does pregnancy impact the breast augmentation results?

It can, but necessarily won’t. Majority of women are still happy with the result after the pregnancy. The factors that determine whether your results will be impacted include: 

  • your age at the time of the pregnancy
  • the age of your implants at the time of pregnancy
  • The characteristics of your breast tissue
  • The extent changes your breasts undergo during pregnancy

Your breasts will normally grow during pregnancy, thanks to the hormonal changes in your body.

What about breastfeeding?

Some women are naturally unable to breastfeed and some are able. Some women with breast implants might be unable to breastfeed. It seems to be mostly psychological – nearly 90% of women are unable to breastfeed with implants believed that breastfeeding would affect their results. From the other side of the same coin, does breastfeeding impact my implants? Usually, it doesn’t or at least there’s no scientific proof that it does. It’s very personal and depends on each individual.

What is the best breast augmentation timing?

The honest answer is there’s no right or wrong. If you want to have the surgery before or after pregnancy, both choices are reasonable. Just make sure you weigh your options, goals and desires carefully and know what you are doing. 

Understand that if you choose to become pregnant, your breast will change and after you are finished having children, your breasts may change further. These changes may require additional surgery to achieve the look you desire at the moment. Waiting until after you have finished having children the have a first augmentation is also a reasonable option. Although you may need a breast lift conjunction with the augmentation depending on how your breast change with pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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