If you are planning to undergo breast augmentation surgery, it is important that you know the effects of the surgery on your pregnancy. Health experts are of the opinion that if you are planning to have a child in the near future – in 6 months or 1 year, it is a good idea to wait. However, if you don’t have immediate plans to have a child, you could undergo breast augmentation.
Here are some common factors you must consider before undergoing the surgery are:
Impact on Fertility
Most women believe that breast implants can have an impact on their fertility. However, the recent statement released by FDA confirms that silicone breast implants do not increase the risk of miscarriage nor make it harder for women to conceive.
Impact on the health of Child
Even though clinical studies have not been conducted to find the effects of silicone breast on the health of the child, a study of data of thousands of women who have undergone breast augmentation show that saline or silicone breast do not increase the risk of birth defects.
Many women who have undergone breast augmentation have complained that they are unable to breastfeed because of the surgery. Several studies have been conducted to find out if breast augmentation can make it difficult for women to breastfeed. Most of these studies have concluded that women are unable to breastfeed not because they have undergone surgery but because they believe that, they cannot breastfeed their child. Researchers have concluded that women are unable to breastfeed due to psychological reasons and not because of surgery. Women who undergo breast augmentation must understand that they can have difficulty with breastfeeding even if they don’t undergo this surgery.
Can pregnancy impact breast augmentation results?
If you are planning to undergo breast augmentation, you must consider the effect of future pregnancies on your breast. Generally, lactation can increase the size of women’s breast during breastfeeding and pregnancy. In most women, the breasts return to normal size after breastfeeding. However, in some cases, the breasts lose volume and women are left with loose skin after pregnancy.
Pregnancy could have an impact on your breast augmentation results, however it won’t necessarily. Most women who have undergone breast augmentation are happy with their breast augmentation results even after pregnancy. Some of the factors that can have an impact on your breast augmentation results are:
- The age of implants during pregnancy
- The time of pregnancy
- The nature and characteristics of breast tissues
- The changes breast undergoes at the time of pregnancy
What should women do?
The decision to undergo breast augmentation is personal and must be determined after considering all lifestyle factors. Some women enjoy the results of the surgery for several years before having a child while others undergo a second procedure to maintain their breast implants after pregnancy.
Health experts are of the opinion that it is best women undergo augmentation only if they don’t plan to have children. The breasts of breastfeeding or pregnant women undergo several changes. It is best that women wait for at least 12 months after childbirth as it gives body the time it needs to adjust to water retention, weight changes and hormonal changes. If women undergo breast augmentation before they are done with pregnancies, they may have to undergo additional breast procedures.