Larry Schlesinger: Hi: I'm Larry Schlesinger, and I'm a board certified plastic surgeon from Honolulu, Hawaii. And today’s question is, “What will pregnancy do to my breast implants?” The answer is probably nothing.

If you look at it from this point of view...don't forget: all of the breast implants done at The Breast Implant Center of Hawaii are behind the muscle or partially behind the muscle. So it has very little if anything to do with the breast. It's an illusion that breast augmentations that are retro-pectoral, or behind the muscle, have anything to do with the breast. They're really just retro-pectoral.

The next point is, I have a patient in Kona who's had five children after the breast augmentation that we did. And in fact, each pregnancy makes my breasts...I mean they're really her breasts...but I call them my breasts...makes them look better. Because it softens the edges. It looks a little bit more natural.

You don't want to have breasts that stick out like you've been shot in the back with two torpedoes when you're 40 years old. Because then everybody knows you've had a “breast aug.”

So it really, really looks good. Can breast augmentations kick off hardening of the breasts? I don't think so. I think that other factors during the pregnancy may have something to do with those rare occasions where breasts get hard. But breast implants not looking good after a pregnancy is rare in my experience. And I see my patients before pregnancies, during, and after.

Breast implants are not effected by pregnancy, and pregnancy does not affect breast implants. Thank you very much. I'm Larry Schlesinger from Honolulu, Hawaii.

What Will Pregnancy Do to My Implants?

Women often ask if pregnancy will negatively affect their breast implants. Dr. Larry Schlesinger has a surprising answer.