After pregnancy is a time when many women notice significant changes in their body.. Your breasts may have lost some (or all) of their original shape and youthful perkiness. You may have also noticed a decrease in volume or loss of cleavage.
So you may be considering breast augmentation after your pregnancy. But what if it’s not your last pregnancy? Or, as is sometimes the case, what if you think you’ve had your last pregnancy and it turns out it’s not?
Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy
There is not another time in your life that your body will change as quickly and as significantly as it will during the nine months of pregnancy. It’s little wonder why so many women become dissatisfied with the way they look after their precious bundle has arrived.
If you’re thinking about having breast augmentation after pregnancy, it’s generally considered a good idea to give your body a minimum of 6 months to recover after childbirth and breastfeeding are finished. At that point, you’ll have a better idea of just how much the pregnancy and breastfeeding have changed your body.
In a perfect world, it’s best to hold off having breast augmentation surgery until you’re sure you don’t want to have more children. Because every pregnancy affects you differently, it would be a shame to spend time, money and effort on implants, only to have a pregnancy alter your new shape.
That isn’t to say you can’t get implants before you conceive. Many women do and are totally pleased with their results, and have no more problems throughout the pregnancy and breastfeeding than women without breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Consultation
Before you have breast augmentation surgery, or any surgery for that matter, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tamara Dawli. During this meeting you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have about having breast augmentation done following a pregnancy.
Dr. Dawli will take into account your previous medical history, where you are in your life plan and what your ultimate goals are as far as breast implants. During the consultation, your doctor will help you understand all of your options, describe the various treatments available for breast augmentation and give you his or her best recommendation for your specific situation.
Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy – What If I Get Pregnant Again?
Getting pregnant again when you thought you were through is not as uncommon as you might think, it’s certainly happened to many women. If you discover you’re pregnant again after you’ve had implants, it should give you some peace of mind to know the pregnancy shouldn’t cause you any problems.
At the same time, your implants shouldn’t cause you any problems either. Most women who find themselves pregnant again after breast augmentation are still able to have a normal pregnancy and in most cases can still breastfeed if they choose to.
Sometimes women who have breast implants discover they’re unable to breastfeed and must supplement with feeding formula to their baby, but the same thing can also happen to women who have never had breast surgery.
Some Final Thoughts
As with any surgery, breast augmentation after pregnancy comes with pros and cons, but ultimately the decision is a very personal one. Dr. Dawli can help you make the right choice for your unique set of circumstances.