Dr. Hopkins of J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery in Dallas sees many potential breast augmentation patients every year. Whether women are interested in this procedure because they are tired of their uneven silhouette, or they want to get back to their former curves after the effects of aging and breastfeeding have taken their toll, breast augmentation can work wonders for women – both physically and emotionally.
While the reasons for seeking breast augmentation are endless, some women who come to see Dr. Hopkins for this procedure want to know whether or not their breast augmentation could affect future pregnancies. Keep reading as we talk a bit more about this topic.
Is It Safe to Get Pregnant After Having Breast Augmentation?
First and foremost, it is important for Dallas women to understand that breast augmentation will not bring harm to you or your baby if you get pregnant after having this procedure. In fact, the FDA has cleared both silicone and saline breast implants, as neither poses a health risk to mother or child.
However, it is also important that women understand that having future pregnancies after breast augmentation will likely negate their results. Because weight gain comes with pregnancy, women also gain weight in their breasts during pregnancy, and then again if they choose to breastfeed. This fluctuation in size can cause stretching of the skin and a reduction of previous breast augmentation results. For this reason, Dr. Hopkins recommends women of childbearing age wait to have breast augmentation until they are sure they’re done having children and have a solid birth control plan in place.
Can I Breastfeed After Having Breast Augmentation?
If you know that you could have more children after your breast augmentation and that you’ll want to breastfeed those children, be sure to clearly communicate this with Dr. Hopkins during your initial consultation. This is important because there are different aspects of breast augmentation that could prevent Dallas patients from breastfeeding unless Dr. Hopkins takes certain steps to avoid them, including:
The Placement of Your Breast Implants
If you plan to breastfeed children after having breast augmentation, Dr. Hopkins can place your breast implants under the breast muscle. This placement protects milk ducts and nerves, enabling you to breastfeed in the future if you wish to do so.
The Type of Incisions Used for Your Breast Augmentation
Again, Dallas women who want to breastfeed children after having a breast augmentation should clearly communicate this desire to Dr. Hopkins. He can place your incisions in the crease of your breasts, around your belly button, or in your armpit to avoid cutting through milk ducts and nerves.
Talk to Dr. Hopkins About Your Cosmetic Goals Today!
If you have been struggling with the size of your breasts for years and want to have a breast augmentation, but you want to learn more about how this procedure could affect you specifically and your future pregnancies, the best thing you can do is call Dr. Hopkins at his Dallas office today to schedule an initial consultation.
You can reach a member of his friendly team by calling (972) 298-6641.