How Will Pregnancy Affect My Breast Implants?

During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous changes, both physically and hormonally. Pregnancy can have a big impact on the shape and size of your breasts, and while none of these changes will affect your implants themselves, their position can be affected. Women in the Bay Area who have had breast surgery should be aware of the potential effects of pregnancy.

Pregnancy and Breast Implants

Pregnancy’s effects on the body vary from woman to woman. Some women may find that their breast augmentation is not really affected by their pregnancy, while others experience sagging, larger breasts, or even smaller breasts that can change the appearance of a previous breast augmentation. Here are some things to consider:

  • Placement:  Sub-muscular implants are slightly more likely to be affected by pregnancy changes.
  • Safety:  Whether saline or silicone, the breast implant itself is not affected by pregnancy changes. Only the appearance of the implants is affected due to changes in the surrounding tissues.
  • Restoration:  Follow up surgery is very common after a pregnancy. For some women, a breast lift is all that is needed to restore the appearance of their breast augmentation. Other women enjoy the larger breast size due to pregnancy and choose to increase their implants. Skin changes and changes to the areolar complex may also be addressed once pregnancy and nursing are complete.

To find out more about how pregnancy may affect your breast implants, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery by using the form at the right side of the page or calling 6505706066 to schedule a consultation.


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