The most common age range for getting breast augmentation is also the most common age range for having children (20s and 30s). As a result, it’s normal to wonder if pregnancy will affect the results of the procedure. Dr. Semira Bayati, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, explains that when patients ask, “Will pregnancy affect my breast implants?”, there are actually two things being asked. The first one is whether pregnancy will affect the actual implants. The second, implied, question is whether having a baby will change the appearance of the breasts after augmentation.
The answer to the first question is simple: pregnancy in and of itself should not affect the integrity or durability of breast implants. Your body will experience a lot of changes during pregnancy, but you can rest assured that implants should remain in the same place, unchanged.
The answer to the second question is a bit more complex, and that’s because every woman’s body is unique. Many women experience breast tissue enlargement during pregnancy as the body prepares to nourish the growing child. After giving birth, the breasts may return to their former size, they may lose volume, or they may remain larger than before pregnancy. If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts after surgery, many techniques are available to help. Some women may wish to have larger breast implants put in. Some may desire a breast lift. Others may decide to remove the implants. And, of course, some women may not want to change a thing.
Dr. Bayati is here to help you make your cosmetic decisions today and in the future, whatever life may bring.