I am a 24 mother of two. I stopped breastfeeding my one-year-old child when he was 3 months old (over 9 months ago). My breasts have reached their post-partum normalcy, but I am still able to express very small amounts of milk if I squeeze my breast. How much longer should I wait before I should consider myself a good candidate for breast implants?
How Long After Breast-feeding Can I Get Breast Implants?
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Most surgeons recommend waiting 6 months before getting breast implants.
We prefer at least 3 months.
It is amazing how long breast milk can hang around after stopping breast feeding. You should be fine to proceed with breast augmentation if you stopped 9 months ago. In general, we prefer a minimum of 3 months from the time the patient last breast fed and more time is preferable.
We do this for 2 reasons: 1. we want the breast to shrink down to its final size after breast feeding before inserting an implant . That way we know excatly what size the breast has settled to after breast feeding and we can choose the correct implant and 2. breast ducts communicate with the mouth of the baby and there are some bacteria that naturally live in those ducts. We want to minimize any chance of infection so waiting at least 3 months is our policy, although we can certainly see why some doctors would require more time.
"How Long After Breast-feeding Can I Get Breast Implants?"
You should wait 3 - 6 months after you are done breastfeeding to get implants.
The purpose of this time period is that you want your hormones to return to pre-pregnancy levels. Additionally, you want your breasts to go back to pre-pregnancy size, no longer swollen with milk.
You are the best judge of when your breasts have returned to what they looked like before you were pregnant.
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