For a healthy twenty year old who doesn’t plan to have children for the next ten years, the choice to have breast augmentation done isn’t that complicated. However, for many women, the choice to get the procedure is clouded by thoughts of what it will mean for their potential pregnancies. While looking good and feeling good is an important part of life, many women would put that on the backburner if it meant doing potential harm to a child they are planning to have, the breastfeeding process, or anything else regarding a pregnancy. Experts advise, however, that there is much less to worry about than once thought.
Implants are Safe For Pregnancy
Few experts say that breast augmentation will affect a woman’s future pregnancy in any way that jeopardizes the health of the mother or the baby. Having said that, changes to the chest do occur during pregnancy. A woman will become engorged with milk through the pregnancy and may put on some extra fat as well. At the end of the pregnancy, upon losing the weight and the milk, the chest is unlikely to look exactly as it did before the event. This is why many women choose to come back for further work after having a baby.
First of all, it is important to understand that not every woman can or will want to breastfeed her child, regardless of whether or not she has had breast augmentation surgery. If you have not had a child yet, you can’t be certain whether or not you will be able to do it or not. In any case, the implants themselves should have little to no affect on your ability to feed your child. Some women experience a loss of sensation in their nipples following the procedure, which may take some time to return. If this happens, it could potentially interfere with being able to breastfeed well. This is not a typical occurrence, however.
When In Doubt, Wait
If you still aren’t sure if you want to have breast augmentation done before you have a child, you should probably wait and see. There are two benefits to this. One, you won’t have an extra worry hanging over your head during what is already a very stressful time for any woman. Two, you’ll be able to go in following pregnancy and get the procedure in a way that addresses how you look at that point, rather than how you look now.