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Congratulations on your pregnancy! If you have breast implants, you are probably wondering how your pregnancy, and possibly breastfeeding, might affect your augmented breasts.
What Changes to My Augmented Breasts Should I Expect With Pregnancy?
Every mother-to-be is unique, as is her body’s response to pregnancy. Changes may be mild or extreme, depending on the amount of weight gained during pregnancy and other physiologic factors.
These changes may include stretched-out breast skin that doesn’t return completely to its pre-pregnancy shape.
What Changes to My Augmented Breasts Should I Expect With Breastfeeding?
Unless breast augmentation surgery has caused nerve damage or compromised the milk ducts, most women with breast implants can nurse their infants, and babies can’t harm the implants by biting the breasts.
While breastfeeding doesn’t have an impact on the breast implants themselves, they do affect the natural breast tissue surrounding the implant.
The enlargement of the breasts as they fill with milk stretches the skin of the breasts and can ultimately lead to a deflated appearance. This droopiness is often not as pronounced as in women without implants but leaves the augmented breast less firm and perky.
Getting a Breast Lift After Breastfeeding
Whether you have breast implants or not, after nursing a child, your breasts may need some attention to return to their pre-pregnancy shape. This can be accomplished easily with a breast lift or augmentation with a lift.
This procedure is so popular after pregnancy and breastfeeding that it is routinely made part of a Mommy Makeover!
Maintaining Your Breast Implants
Having a breast lift after pregnancy or nursing is common and often thought of as part of the maintenance necessary to keep your breast implants in tip-top shape!
Natural changes to your breast tissue will occur over time, with age, weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. If you have implants, consider that you may need a lift at some point in the future.
Learn More About Pregnancy and Nursing Related Breast Changes
Dr. Mary Ghere is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who offers breast lift and breast augmentation surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghere by calling 225-412-4774 today. Her friendly staff is always happy to help.
Get more information at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.