are many myths regarding breast
implants and what they experience during their pregnancy in regards to their breast implants. In light of
Cristen’s recent pregnancy I thought it would be fun to talk about pregnancy
and breast implants!
your plastic surgeon discussed your future plans for children prior to your breastaugmentation surgery, as I would
with any Newport Beach mommy- to- be, but if they did not, there are a few
basic facts to be aware of.
importantly, pregnancy does not actually have any effect on the breast implant
itself, rather, the tissues and skin surrounding your implant will experience
the natural changes it would have experienced whether or not a breast implant
in present. There are many steps a women may take to limit these effects
including supportive garments, maintaining a healthy diet, and staying active
during your pregnancy, will help to avoid any unnecessary weight gain that
would result in the stretching and sagging of the breast.
is the number one culprit of unwanted breast changes during pregnancy for women
with and without breast implants. Gradual weight gain during your
pregnancy is natural and in many cases necessary, discuss with your doctor what
a healthy pace for weight gain
during your pregnancy should be.
in your pregnancy your breast will become tender and enlarged, again, this is
not a change in your breast implant, but your body’s natural way of preparing
for breast feeding. Once
you have given birth many women (with and without breast implants) experience
volume loss in the upper poles; again, this is something that can be limited
with the proper preparations.
important to consider the proximity at which you hope to have a child to your breast augmentation procedure. For
example, if you plan on getting breast implants in March, and want to be
pregnant by July, you may want to wait until after your pregnancy so that any
natural changes that my occur to your breast can be taken into account during
your procedure. If you are younger and do not plan on having children for
several years, you should go ahead with your procedure. Giving your breast
implants plenty of time to heal is important, but the bottom line is pregnancy
WILL NOT affect your breast implants, I cannot however, promise the same to
more information regarding breast implants or any plastic surgery procedures
and pregnancy please feel free to call my office or make an appointment for
complementary personalized consultation!
to Cristen and her family on the new addition!
Dr. Ali Sajjadian, MD