Breast Implants and Pregnancy: 5 Things You Must Know

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1. Implants do not interfere the pregnancy.
Most breast implants have a soft silicone
shell filled with saline water. Many implanted medical devices
are made from this same nonreactive
material. Breast implants do not harm or pose a risk to normal
pregnancy in any way.

Pregnancy does not interfere the implants.

While pregnancy does not remove the
possibility of rare events such as deflation or hardening,
there are no unusual implant complications
during pregnancy. While the breasts will usually increase
in size during pregnancy (engorgement),
this process does not involve or affect the implants themselves.

Most women can breast feed following breast augmentation.

While some may supplement with formula,
this is common in women without implants as well. None of
the incisions available prevent breast
feeding. Implant placement under the muscle allows for an
extra layer of protection between the
implants and the milk ducts, better mammograms, and more natural
look and feel.

Augmented breasts are more resistant to the loss of
volume and shape that often accompany pregnancy and
breast feeding.
In these cases, the skin can be stretched
while the breast tissue volume is diminished. The result
is sagging with loss of shape as well as volume. Because the
augmented breasts maintain more of their volume
( the implant volume does not decrease), women with implants
are less likely to see such drastic changes.

You need a qualified plastic surgeon certified by the
American Board of Plastic Surgery who has the knowledge,
judgment, and experience to obtain the best possible result
for your individual body type and
life style.
While a standard augmentation may be all that
is necessary, many women need adjustments in shape
as well as size. Some even require lifting (mini, moderate,
or full). Only a surgeon with training and experience in
all aspects of surgery of the breast is qualified to assess
and treat this need. Often, unqualified surgeons unaware or
incapable of all options perform augmentation only implants
with no lift in sagging, poorly supported breasts.