Breast augmentation surgery is performed more frequently than any other surgery in our country; however, there are still many misconceptions about the procedure. One of the most common concerns women have about breast augmentation is being able to have children and breastfeed after getting breast implants.
Women who want breast augmentation and the option to have children and breastfeed should know they can have it all without any added health risks. There’s no reason to postpone breast augmentation until after your childbearing years. Although you certainly can wait, you don’t have to — and getting it done sooner gives you more time to enjoy the benefits of improved self-confidence and the feeling of being more feminine, sexy, and attractive. In fact, the majority of women who undergo breast augmentation surgery are in their childbearing years!
Breast issues throughout life
If you’ve already had a child, you may have noticed that your breasts seem less full and perky than they were before pregnancy. This is normal, and happens due to your breasts growing larger during pregnancy, then shrinking after lactation is complete. The breast skin and tissues are stretched, and hormonal changes make them appear less youthful. Unfortunately, there’s not a bra or exercise in the world that can restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy shape and size. On the other hand, a well-done breast augmentation can revive your look, even if you plan on having more children later on.
If you’ve never been pregnant, but are unhappy with the size and appearance of your breasts, don’t hold off on having a surgery you really want. Even if you’re not sure you want children, you can still have breast augmentation done and enjoy a healthy, happy pregnancy later on when the time is right for you. Getting breast augmentation before you start a family can help you feel great about your body during your younger years and throughout your pregnancy.
Breast implants and breastfeeding
Most women who get breast implants have zero problems with breastfeeding afterward. At the time of your initial consultation, talk with your plastic surgeon about your desire to breastfeed later. Your surgeon will ensure that your silicone or saline implants will not affect the health of your baby in any way — either during pregnancy or nursing.
Taking time to do something that makes you feel great can renew and refresh your outlook on life, and boost your energy and happiness. Feeling great about your appearance can help you be your best every day, whether you have a family now or wish to have one down the road.
Only you can decide when you’re ready for breast augmentation. Also, don’t hold off on having breast augmentation surgery because you plan on becoming pregnant in the future. Thousands of women have healthy babies and breastfeeding experiences with breast implants, and you can, too!
Want to learn more about breast augmentation surgery before becoming pregnant? Schedule your consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery today to find out how breast surgery can enhance your breast size, breast appearance, and self-confidence!