Breast augmentation – prefer before or after pregnancy?


Whether women have a breast augmentation should be well considered beforehand. For many women, the question arises as to whether breast augmentation makes sense if they want to have children at the same time. In the end, only every woman can answer this question for herself. Specialists generally advise that a breast Breast augmentation only after family planning has been completed. unless this is still in the distant future and the desire for a larger, shapely breast predominates.

Many women don’t want to wait that long, feeling uncomfortable with themselves and their bodies. What they should know is that breast surgery after pregnancy is only after at least three to four months is possible to avoid unnecessary complications.

How does an operated breast change after pregnancy?

Almost every breast changes during and after pregnancy. So it is not surprising that there is a fear that enlarged breasts will change after pregnancy change greatly and a new breast surgery is necessary.

During pregnancy there is a Interplay of fluctuating body weight and hormoneswhich increase the size of the mammary glands. In addition, the onset of lactation also causes the breast to grow.

Now it depends on the anatomy and genes of the woman. Depending on the size variations and skin texture, excess tissue on the breast may regress on its own or the appearance of the breast may actually be greatly altered after pregnancy.

Women with naturally smaller breasts usually do not gain much volume if they have been pregnant. That means these women are at lower risk with regard to pre-pregnancy breast augmentation. But again, the skin on the breast may be stretched too much during breast growth during pregnancy and a Excess skin arises.

In this case, the desired aesthetics can only be helped by a Breast lift or the Use of larger implants. Older women are also at increased risk of sagging breasts during and after pregnancy. This is due, among other things, to the decreasing elasticity of the skin, which does not stop at the breast.

Those who already have large implants risk overstretching after pregnancy. The maximum elasticity of the skin is exceeded by natural breast growth during and after pregnancy and can no longer be compensated. This is where ugly stretch marks and stretch marks in the breast area can occur. Creams and ointments are usually of little help against this.

Is breastfeeding still possible after breast augmentation?

In very rare cases, the mammary gland can be injured during breast augmentation. However, the technology is so advanced nowadays that this risk has been steadily reduced in recent years. In addition, there are different possibilities and techniques of breast augmentation, where the risk can be generally excluded and which can preserve the breast’s ability to breastfeed.

The most common procedure is the incision in the crease of the lower breast, through which the implants are pushed behind the breast muscle. The glandular tissue, which is important for breastfeeding, is not injured during this procedure – there is not even direct contact. More risky is the incision around the areola, where the milk ducts may well be damaged. However, hardly any experienced surgeon still uses this type of incision.

In a professional breast augmentation, the implant is in no way interferes with breastfeeding. The baby’s sucking cannot change the position of the implants, nor can the cushions be damaged.

The fear of harmful silicone can also be taken away. No scientific study has yet confirmed that silicone is harmful to the baby or can pass into breast milk.

By the way: Breastfeeding ability is much more likely to be affected after a breast reduction or breast lift than after a breast augmentation.

What specialists advise

Of course, it is up to each woman to decide whether she wants to have a breast augmentation before completing her family planning or whether she prefers to wait. Most specialists agree and advise waiting. The reason for this is that no one can predict exactly how the breast will change during pregnancy and afterwards. Every woman is predisposed differently and every pregnancy evokes individual body reactions.

Even after weaning, there is still some residual risk that the breast will not look the same as it did after the breast augmentation and that a follow-up correction will be unavoidable.

Discouraged is also not advisable to get pregnant shortly after a breast augmentation, because pregnancy puts a lot of stress on the tissue and the still fresh scars.

When a woman is considering breast augmentation, she should not only include the pros and cons, possibilities and risks in her thought processes. She should also include possible future family planning in her considerations.

Breast surgery is a main focus in our practice

Whether it is better to wait until family planning is complete can be determined during an individual consultation with Dr. Bernard in Munich. Dr. Bernard is an expert in the field of breast surgery. The specialist can already address all wishes, expectations, questions and fears during the consultation and help to find the right time and the best surgical method.

As a rule, Dr. Bernard works with Silicone implantsbecause it is a safe, modern, surgical method. Optionally, the expert also offers breast augmentation with autologous fat. To improve the idea of breast augmentation, she offers a 3D simulation with the help of which the most diverse possibilities can be visualized from all sides for their patients.