It’s up to you.
Many girls are interested both in breast augmentation and in having children. They often wonder…
- Are not breast implants safe for the child?
- Do when breast-feeding, breast implants create problems?
- Will the implants look great after pregnancies?
My brief answers:
- Among mothers with implants, breast-feeding is not dangerous for the babies.
- Alternatively, breast implants may decrease the opportunity (by about 5-10%) that a mother can successfully breast feed.
- Breast implants may improve torso look both before and after pregnancies and breast-feeding.
- Finally, a patient should decide for herself after she’s had a chance to look at the facts….
Here are my long answers, including all the facts:
A female who is interested in breast implants and in motherhood should consider the pluses and minuses of both options.
When you want it one school of thought is always to do the surgery. Then get it done now in the event you need a breast augmentation now! You might not have your children for another 5-10 years. Why should you go without the implants for that relatively long amount of time?
Also, breast implants are safe for youngsters. They don’t contaminate the breast milk.
And breast appearance may really improve after pregnancies and lactation. Often, girls lose fullness in the upper halves of their boobs after children and breast-feeding. In recent mothers, I often set implants to increase upper pole volume, and sometimes I add breast lifts to position the nipple properly. Then I generally have to do the lifts exclusively if a patient has already had a breast augmentation.
Implants aren’t, yet, without some dangers. Implants that are big can elongate nerves, especially the nerves that provide sensation to the nipples and areolas. Then the nipples and areolas may become numb, if these nerves are excessively extended. In the event the nipples and areolas are numb, the breasts might not generate enough milk. Nipple-areolar numbness is uncommon although not rare; about 5-10% of individuals do notice some level of numbness.
Another manner that breast implants affect lactation is incision location. One of my favorite incisions for breast augmentations is from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock around the low half of the areola. If your woman intends to breast feed nevertheless, this incision is never used by me. I’d like to avoid severing any milk ducts that might be significant for lactation. Instead, I advocate an inframammary incision (in the fold below the breast).
(By the way, I no longer do armpit or belly button incisions. These were both novelty incisions, through which I’ve never seen perfect outcomes — either in anybody else or in my own patients. I’m very fussy, and I am only filled when the breasts are perfect. With armpit and belly button incisions, the results are just too unpredictable.)
So, the bottom line: a patient must determine for herself….
- If you would feel a lot better about your torso look with implants now, then let’s proceed.
- You should not stress that you’re placing your baby at risk.
- I’d advocate an implant to the smaller side (that is going to be not as likely to trigger nipple numbness).
- And we should agree an incision in the fold beneath the breast is going to not be most dangerous.
- Nevertheless, in the event you really want to maximize the possibility you will manage to successfully breast feed, then I must confess that people ought to wait until after your pregnancies; you will most likely have a 5-10% greater chance of being able to breast feed your baby.