When you’re in the process of deciding whether a breast augmentation—also known as a “boob job”—is the right choice for you, it’s always a good idea to think beyond the present moment. Right now, you’d give anything to have fuller, perkier, natural-looking breasts. However, do you have goals or aspirations that may affect your implants in the future?
Some women who undergo breast augmentation hope to become mothers at some point in their lives—or already have a child- but are open to having more. Pregnancy is known for changing breasts, so it’s natural to wonder if those effects are still possible once you’ve had a boob job.
Could you get breast implants, love the results, and then see them ruined after pregnancy?
Breast Implants & Pregnancy
Once you get pregnant, your body is flooded with all sorts of hormones. Those hormones stimulate your milk glands and ducts, and your breasts begin to grow to accommodate all the incoming milk. That growth expands and stretches the skin on your breasts.
After you’ve given birth and finished breastfeeding, the stretched skin will try to go back to normal, and the breast tissue volume will diminish a bit. How your breasts respond in this situation will depend on how much your breasts are stretched and the amount of existing breast tissue you have. So, if you are wondering whether pregnancy will ruin your implants, the good news is that breast implants do not change drastically during pregnancy because the implant maintains volume and doesn’t alter.
Some women with breast implants will find their skin sagging more around the implant. This does not happen to every woman, but it can usually be fixed with a breast lift. Every woman is different, but in most cases, pregnancy will not majorly affect your breastwork.