Things You Need To Know About Breast Implants and Pregnancy
Those women who are interested in getting breast implants may wonder about how the hormonal changes of pregnancy may affect these implants. Breast implants are generally placed behind the pectoral chest muscle and do not cause discomfort when breast tissue changes during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Pregnancy Effects on Breast Tissue
Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes in the bodies of women, and some of these changes affect the amount of breast tissue. Breasts may enlarge considerably over the nine months of pregnancy, but this amount varies from woman to woman, and can even vary from pregnancy to pregnancy. The implant itself will not change during this period of hormonal changes, but the breast tissue surrounding the implant will increase in size and then decrease after pregnancy or after breast-feeding.
“A woman’s breasts grow during pregnancy, usually 1 to 2 cup sizes, and potentially several cup sizes. A woman who wore a C cup bra prior to her pregnancy may need to buy an F cup or larger bra while nursing. A woman’s torso also grows and her bra band size may increase one or two sizes. An average of 80% of women wear the wrong bra size, and mothers who are preparing to nurse can benefit from a professional bra fitting from a lactation consultant.”
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Breast Implants During Pregnancy
Many women who have breast augmentation surgery subsequently become pregnant and have no problems. Breast implants will not cause discomfort or pain during the period of pregnancy. Implants are generally positioned behind the chest muscle and so do not interfere with the expansion and retraction of breast tissue. They will remain at their original size.
Breast Implants And Breast Feeding
Breast implants generally do not prevent successful breast-feeding. There may be increased or decreased sensation in the nipples and greater likelihood of breast infection with some types surgery. Breast tissue may not produce sufficient milk and supplementation with formula may be necessary. Some women with breast implants find they cannot breast feed at all. You should discuss these issues with your doctor in advance of breast augmentation surgery. Staying in close consultation with your gynecologist / obstetrician can help to resolve early problems with breast-feeding.
Benefits of Having Implants Before Pregnancy
Many women find that having breast implants before they become pregnant helps to maintain breast size. The hormonal changes that increase and decrease breast tissue during and after pregnancy do not affect the implant. Therefore, less breast shrinkage occurs after these conditions.
Disadvantages of Having Implants Before Pregnancy
If you are one of the women who experience large increases and decrease in breast tissue during pregnancy and breast feeding, you may require additional surgery after these events to reduce sagging that may occur. Generally, only a small amount of correction is needed to restore original breast size and shape.
Breast Implants After Pregnancy
Many women prefer to wait until after pregnancy and breast-feeding to have breast augmentation surgery. Waiting until after pregnancy allows women to correct the shrinkage that often occurs. They can then maintain the preferred size and appearance of the breasts for a longer period of time.
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