Should I get my Breast Implants Before or After my Pregnancy?

By Breast Implant Center of Hawaii

Should I get my Breast Implants Before or After my Pregnancy?

Breast Implants Hawaii Plastic SurgeryOne of the main questions asked by potential Hawaii breast implant patients is whether or not they should wait until after child birth to get their breast implants, or if it is okay to just go ahead and have the procedure done before pregnancy. Although there is no “one size fits all” answer, there are a few important factors to weigh in before answering this question for yourself.

Getting breast implants prior to having children seems intriguing to many women because this will allow them to enjoy their new breast implants in conjunction with their best pre-baby body. On the other hand, many women are satisfied with their breasts but anticipate changes after pregnancy. This begs the question if waiting to “fix” their breast until they are in the biggest need of repair post-pregnancy is better.

The real issue here is how many pregnancies you plan on having, because that will help determine how much pregnancy and breast feeding will change your breast. It is very difficult to predict the change pregnancy will have on a woman’s body because pregnancy has a different effect on every woman.

Generally, the smaller your breasts are, the less change you will see overall. Talking to your mother and knowing how pregnancy affected her can help as well. As previously stated, there is no wrong or right answer to this question, but if you are planning on having a baby within the next year, Hawaii plastic surgeons agree it is best to wait until after. However, if you really want breast implants now, plastic surgeons also agree they will pose no additional risk to you or your pregnancy. Breast implants should not affect your ability to lactate or breast feed, especially if under the muscle.

If you are considering getting breast implants in Hawaii, call the offices of board certified plastic surgeon S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS today for your breast implant consultation. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS can offer his professional opinion on this topic, as well as answer any lingering questions you may have about breast implants and pregnancy.

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