I'm interested in getting implants but unsure whether to get them done before having children. I am 24 years old and about 5.5ft and slim. I would be a 10A to small 10B (NZ sizing). I would be looking at starting a family within the next year or so but really keen to go to a full C as i've never been happy with my size. Would I only lose definition after having children? Or would they sag and change shape or get uneven nipples? Also under the muscle or over which is better?
Should I Have a Breast Augmentation Before Having Children?
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Wait Until After Having Children
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Timing of Breast Augmentation?
Thank you for the question.
Timing of the breast augmentation is a very personal decision. in general I advise patients if they're planning on having children in the near future (this is open to interpretation) to wait on the breast augmentation procedure. Doing it this way will potentially minimize the number of operations that the patient will undergo. the majority of patients who have breast augmentation are able to breast-feed, regardless of the incision site.
Timing of breast augmentaion
It is fine to have breast augmentation even if you plan to get pregnant in the future. However if you plan to get pregnant right away I would advise you to wait. Pregnancy can change the breasts in various ways . Some women have little change after the enlargement of pregnancy subsides. Other women get deflated while occasionally the breasts become permanently larger. You can also have some nipple position changes as well. If you breast feed the nipples may get larger
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Pregnancy and implants
If you are planning to have children soon, then I would wait to have implants. Your breasts may change shape after pregnancy and may leave you with wanting additional surgery if you should have them just prior to pregnancy.
Breast augmentation before pregnancy
If you are planning to have a baby soon then I would recommend waiting until you have finished breast feeding. If you do have an augmentation before you become pregnant then make sure that you wear a supportive bra during pregnancy and breast feeding all the time. The skin will stretch with the extra weight and you want to make sure that they have extra support to avoid stretch marks.
Breast Augmentation Before or After Children?
If you are considering breast augmentation and think that you might want to get pregnant in the near future, it is best to delay the surgery until after the pregnancy and possible breast feeding. The change to a woman's body after childbirth is unpredictable. Some patients have very minimal changes and other patients have size changes, development of stretch marks, severe sagging of the skin and lowering of the nipple. Your needs might change as well with possible weight gain or other generalized changes.
Breast Augmentation before pregnancy
If you are planning on becoming pregnant within the year, I would advise against breast augmentation now and wait until after childbirth and breast feeding. There may be some changes to your breasts following pregnancy, and it doesn't make sense to perform breast augmentation now followed by a possible revision after pregnancy.
Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy
It is both safe and appropriate to undergo breast augmentation before your first pregnancy; just keep in mind that your breasts may change after pregnancy and breast feeding. Whether or not this change will significantly affect your size and shape is not anything that you or any plastic surgeon can predict. However, should revision be needed, there are many techniques available to correct whatever problems may arise. Good luck.
Breast augmentation before pregnancy
If you are going to become pregnant within the year, we would say to hold off on breast augmentation. You will not sag significantly or change shape with the breast implants, though with the engorgement during pregnancy will may get more insights into the best breast size after your first pregnancy. There would be no harm in augmentation before though, and my vote is a submuscular implant.
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Breast aug prior to children
You can have a breast augmentation any time, but understand that your breast and body change significantly after childbirth. You may need revision if significant breast changes occur and mastopexy is common after childbirth and breast feeding. Donald R Nunn. Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
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