Women in their childbearing years often ask us this question whenever they come in for a breast augmentation consultation. As always, we give them a straight answer as soon as we understand their goals, family plans, and overall health.
In most cases, the answer to that question depends on when you plan to have children. If childbirth is part of your immediate future, such as a year from now, then it’s best to hold off with your breast augmentation plans.
Otherwise, if you plan to have children in the next five years or so, then it’s up to you to get implants soon. As you contemplate on this matter, here are some factors to keep in mind so you can make a well-informed decision.
- Breast implants won’t affect your fertility.
Based on a 10-year study, implants won’t affect your ability to conceive. They also won’t increase miscarriage risk.
- Implants won’t compromise your baby’s health.
A 10-year study and thousands of anecdotal evidences confirmed that there is no risk of birth defects associated with breast implants, whether the implants are silicone or saline.
Additionally, it’s safe to breastfeed your baby even with implants. However, your choice of implant placement and incision can affect your ability to breastfeed. If you desire to breastfeed your baby when you give birth, let Dr. Sato know. She can recommend the most appropriate breast implant placement and incision for your special case.
- Breast implant results may change after pregnancy.
The results of your breast augmentation may change after you give birth, though this happens rarely. Most of Dr. Sato’s patients are still satisfied with their results even after they have given birth. Nevertheless, there are still factors that can affect the results after pregnancy, including your age during your pregnancy, the extent of your breast enlargement, the age of your implants during your pregnancy, and your breast tissues.
It’s All in the Mind
Despite the positive reports about the safety of breast implants for babies, there are still women who reported difficulty in breastfeeding and conception after their procedures. The primary factor to this issue may be psychological. Women who fear that the implants might affect the health of their babies often have low milk production.
Therefore, if you’re serious about breastfeeding and don’t want to compromise your baby’s health, then it’s best to wait. Otherwise, you can enhance your breasts in the very near future. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sato today and find out if you make a good candidate for breast augmentation.