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I'm not done having children yet. Is breast augmentation still an option for me?

There‘s no doubt about it: pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on the body, especially the breasts. Hormonal changes, as well as breastfeeding, can cause them to lose fullness and become overstretched. These changes leave some women feeling less confident about their post-baby appearance. Thankfully, these issues usually can be corrected with breast augmentation surgery. However, is breast augmentation a good idea for women who are not yet done having children? After all, aren’t the breasts likely to change again during subsequent pregnancies? In this situation, it is recommended that women in Long Island who may not be finished having children turn to the board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY to ask if it is best to hold off on this surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is most frequently performed on women between the ages of 20-39. Because many opt to have the surgery early in life, it is common for questions to arise about the impact of pregnancy on the results of augmentation. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery have some answers that may prove to be helpful to those common questions.

What effects can pregnancy have on a previous breast augmentation?

There is no way to accurately predict the impact that pregnancy will have on your breasts. For this reason, it may be a wise decision for women who plan to become pregnant in the near future to wait until after they have given birth and are finished breastfeeding (if they intend to do so) before moving forward with breast augmentation. However, if you do not plan on getting pregnant until later in life, there may be no better time than the present for patients in Long Island to proceed with surgery.

Although breast implants usually are not affected by a pregnancy, breast tissue and skin are. The breasts may grow during pregnancy and remain the same size or shrink afterwards. 

Maintaining a healthy weight for the duration of your pregnancy, by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly, can work to minimize these effects. It also may help to reduce the amount of stretching and sagging (called ptosis) that occurs to the breasts. Women with implants, as well as those without, may notice changes to their breasts during and after preganacy. They may seem to rest differently on the chest or feel more or less full following pregnancy. Nevertheless, the structural integrity and expected longevity of your implants should remain the same.    

Is it possible to breastfeed after augmentation?

In general, many women with implants are able to breastfeed. There are no known safety issues to the mother or infant associated with doing so. To help ensure success, when placing the implants, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery usually are able to make incisions beneath the breast crease, as well as under the armpit, to further minimize the potential for damage to the nerves and the milk ducts. These sites often are a better option for women who wish to breastfeed versus making an incision around the areola to place the implants.  

In order to ensure that your child is receiving adequate nourishment, it is a good idea to monitor your milk supply. In many cases, augmentation patients who do experience breastfeeding difficulties frequently point to problems passing milk through the breast. Others report that they have a diminished letdown response or low milk supply. However, it is worth noting that these issues also are commonly experienced by women who do not have breast implants.  

Will I need revision surgery or a breast lift later? 

For many women, restoring their pre-baby figure soon after giving birth is a top priority. When it comes to perking up the breasts, this may be easier said than done. During pregnancy, the breasts become fuller and heavier. Tissue expands and the skin stretches as the breast gland swells. The breasts’ shape, as well as their position on the body, may change. For example, if the area above the nipple deflates, they may look sloped. After pregnancy, the skin on the breast may look looser overall.

In general, most Long Island women who have implants prior to becoming pregnant do not feel that is it necessary to undergo revision surgery after giving birth. Many who go on to have additional children do not experience substantial changes to the appearance of their breasts. However, mastopexy (better known as a breast lift) can improve the appearance of sagging breasts. Augmentations that include the placement of larger implants can restore breast fullness. For those who desire to improve or enhance the appearance of their bustline following pregnancy, revision surgery or a breast lift may be an option.

What if I get pregnant right after my augmentation surgery?

It is understandable to worry whether your health, as well as that of your child, could be affected if you undergo augmentation just prior to becoming pregnant. The board-certified surgeons at Romanelli Plastic Surgery in Huntington, NY assure that it is safe. If you are planning to get pregnant, it may be wise to delay your surgery until after you have given birth. However, if your augmentation was recently completed and the pregnancy comes as something of a surprise, you may wish to contact your plastic surgeon as well as your obstetrician to learn what precautions you should take as well as to discuss any additional concerns that you may have.   

Is now the right time for breast augmentation? 

The body experiences many changes as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. The size, shape and overall appearance of the breasts can be impacted, prompting some women to consider undergoing breast augmentation surgery despite the fact that they intend to have more children in the future. While it generally is considered safe to have the procedure done, several factors should be taken into account before women in Long Island proceed with surgery. The plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY are breast augmentation experts who are able to advise Long Island patients about their options. Schedule an appointment to learn how this transformative surgery may benefit you.

There‘s no doubt about it: pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on the body, especially the breasts. Hormonal changes, as well as breastfeeding, can cause them to lose fullness and become overstretched. These changes leave some women feeling less confident about their post-baby appearance. Thankfully, these issues usually can be corrected with breast augmentation surgery. However, is breast augmentation a good idea for women who are not yet done having children? After all, aren’t the breasts likely to change again during subsequent pregnancies? In this situation, it is recommended that women in Long Island who may not be finished having children turn to the board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY to ask if it is best to hold off on this surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is most frequently performed on women between the ages of 20-39. Because many opt to have the surgery early in life, it is common for questions to arise about the impact of pregnancy on the results of augmentation. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery have some answers that may prove to be helpful to those common questions.

What effects can pregnancy have on a previous breast augmentation?

There is no way to accurately predict the impact that pregnancy will have on your breasts. For this reason, it may be a wise decision for women who plan to become pregnant in the near future to wait until after they have given birth and are finished breastfeeding (if they intend to do so) before moving forward with breast augmentation. However, if you do not plan on getting pregnant until later in life, there may be no better time than the present for patients in Long Island to proceed with surgery.

Although breast implants usually are not affected by a pregnancy, breast tissue and skin are. The breasts may grow during pregnancy and remain the same size or shrink afterwards. 

Maintaining a healthy weight for the duration of your pregnancy, by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly, can work to minimize these effects. It also may help to reduce the amount of stretching and sagging (called ptosis) that occurs to the breasts. Women with implants, as well as those without, may notice changes to their breasts during and after preganacy. They may seem to rest differently on the chest or feel more or less full following pregnancy. Nevertheless, the structural integrity and expected longevity of your implants should remain the same.    

Is it possible to breastfeed after augmentation?

In general, many women with implants are able to breastfeed. There are no known safety issues to the mother or infant associated with doing so. To help ensure success, when placing the implants, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery usually are able to make incisions beneath the breast crease, as well as under the armpit, to further minimize the potential for damage to the nerves and the milk ducts. These sites often are a better option for women who wish to breastfeed versus making an incision around the areola to place the implants.  

In order to ensure that your child is receiving adequate nourishment, it is a good idea to monitor your milk supply. In many cases, augmentation patients who do experience breastfeeding difficulties frequently point to problems passing milk through the breast. Others report that they have a diminished letdown response or low milk supply. However, it is worth noting that these issues also are commonly experienced by women who do not have breast implants.  

Will I need revision surgery or a breast lift later? 

For many women, restoring their pre-baby figure soon after giving birth is a top priority. When it comes to perking up the breasts, this may be easier said than done. During pregnancy, the breasts become fuller and heavier. Tissue expands and the skin stretches as the breast gland swells. The breasts’ shape, as well as their position on the body, may change. For example, if the area above the nipple deflates, they may look sloped. After pregnancy, the skin on the breast may look looser overall.

In general, most Long Island women who have implants prior to becoming pregnant do not feel that is it necessary to undergo revision surgery after giving birth. Many who go on to have additional children do not experience substantial changes to the appearance of their breasts. However, mastopexy (better known as a breast lift) can improve the appearance of sagging breasts. Augmentations that include the placement of larger implants can restore breast fullness. For those who desire to improve or enhance the appearance of their bustline following pregnancy, revision surgery or a breast lift may be an option.

What if I get pregnant right after my augmentation surgery?

It is understandable to worry whether your health, as well as that of your child, could be affected if you undergo augmentation just prior to becoming pregnant. The board-certified surgeons at Romanelli Plastic Surgery in Huntington, NY assure that it is safe. If you are planning to get pregnant, it may be wise to delay your surgery until after you have given birth. However, if your augmentation was recently completed and the pregnancy comes as something of a surprise, you may wish to contact your plastic surgeon as well as your obstetrician to learn what precautions you should take as well as to discuss any additional concerns that you may have.   

Is now the right time for breast augmentation? 

The body experiences many changes as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. The size, shape and overall appearance of the breasts can be impacted, prompting some women to consider undergoing breast augmentation surgery despite the fact that they intend to have more children in the future. While it generally is considered safe to have the procedure done, several factors should be taken into account before women in Long Island proceed with surgery. The plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY are breast augmentation experts who are able to advise Long Island patients about their options. Schedule an appointment to learn how this transformative surgery may benefit you.

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