Thank you for your question. You may have a divergence of opinions on this. I stress that pregnancy can change body/breast shape dramatically. Breast surgery is an investment in time and money, and since it involves skin must be considered to be temporary over time. I advise young mothers to have their children first. There are exceptions, particularly if the woman has very little to no breast tissue. With a modest breast augmentation in a healthy woman who is able to limit her weight gain during pregnancy, the breast augemntation patient usually tolerates two pregnancies quite well without serious change in breast shape. Prolonged nursing and significant weight gain during the pregnancy together almost always cause changes in breast size and shape.
Good question, even though your breasts will undergo a significant change with pregnancy they will always look better if you had your surgery before the children
In general, plastic surgeons recommend waiting until you are
done having children and nursing before having a breast augmentation and
mastopexy. This is because during
pregnancy and lactation, your breast tissue undergoes a lot of changes. If you had the augmentation mastopexy first
before you got pregnant, you may need a revisional surgery afterwards. If you are hoping to avoid revisional
surgery, I would suggest that you wait until you are dong nursing. I would encourage you to do this earlier in
life rather than later so that you can enjoy the results for longer. However, I would recommend that you consult
in person with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
is a fantastic question that I get from many of my patients. Whether or not you
get a breast augmentation/lift before or after children is dependent upon your
age and the quality of your skin. In the case of patients who only wish
to have the breast lift and augment one time, I would strongly encourage you to
wait until after having children to have the procedure. There are several
reasons for this – often times with pregnancy and hormone changes, the breasts
can swell and shrink and even change shape. As long as you are in good
medical condition and health then it is completely fine to have the procedure
before having children. However, in order to truly enjoy the benefits of your procedure for a longer time, I would encourage you to consider having
the procedure after children. Thanks again
for this great question and I hope that my advice offers you further guidance.
It is possible that you will want a breast lift after having children. If you're planning on having kids soon, then you may want to wait.
Breast augmentation and lift can be done before or after having children. It is really up to you. Many women choose implants before having children and most will wait to have a lift if they are in the process of having more children or considering it soon.
Getting a lift may affect your ability to breast feed, which may be important to you. In addition, pregnancy and subsequent engorgement of your breasts may change your breast shape. If a lift is done prior to your pregnancy, you may need another procedure afterwards to lift the breasts again.
Given your young age, I would suggest delaying your lift until you are done with children. If your breasts could be lifted with a breast augmentation alone, this may not be as much as an issue. A breast augmentation, especially if done through and armpit incision, likely will not affect your ability to breast feed. In addition, sometimes a properly placed breast implant can counteract the sagging of the breast enough so that a lift is not needed, even with a subsequent pregnancy.