Female Model with Breast Augmentation 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.

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How Do Breast Implants Look After Pregnancy?

Breast implants can look different before, during, and after pregnancy due to the natural changes that the body goes through. During pregnancy, breasts may appear fuller in size and shape due to increased milk production. After giving birth, breasts can lose volume as milk production decreases or stops. This can cause the implant to shift in position or become more noticeable than before. In some cases, sagging of the breast tissue may also occur – this is especially common if breastfeeding occurs but can be easily addressed with a breast lift. Ultimately, it’s important to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon if you are considering having implants put in place and want to know how they may be affected by a future pregnancy.

Will I Be Able to Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation? 

Another common concern Dr. Max hears in his office is from women who are afraid they won’t be able to breastfeed after undergoing a breast augmentation. There’s no need to worry, though. Many women who get implants are still completely capable of breastfeeding their newborn babies. Implants are placed under the breast gland and don’t disrupt the milk ducts at all.

Remember, though, that some women are not able to breastfeed for any number of reasons—it’s far more common than you may think—so there’s still a chance that breastfeeding won’t be an option for you after a boob job.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

You deserve to have breasts that make you feel more confident in your skin. Whatever your reasons for considering a boob job, be sure to meet with an experienced plastic surgeon beforehand to learn more. When you have your consultation with Dr. Max at MP Plastic Surgery, you can ask questions, voice your concerns, and get a clearer picture of how you could benefit from breast implants.

Contact the office of MP Plastic Surgery today by calling (817) 529-9199.