In most cases, I recommend that women postpone getting breast implants or breast augmentation until after they have had their last child. However, a number of women either choose not to wait, or simply opt for breast enlargement prior to making the decision to have children.
These women often have some legitimate concerns about the effects of their surgery on their ability to become mothers. For example, many of my breast augmentation patients from Mississauga and other local cities wonder whether they will be able to breastfeed in the wake of their breast implant procedure. I am happy to say that the answer is generally yes.
Surgical methods have come a long way since the first breast augmentation procedures were performed, and modern techniques allow us to keep the nipples and breast glands intact and functional. Furthermore, a recent American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) study suggests that, contrary to common belief, breastfeeding does not cause excessive sagging in women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery. All of this is good news for women who hope to breastfeed their children in the years following their breast augmentation procedure.
If you are considering any plastic surgery procedure and are also thinking about having children, remember to bring up your plans at your consultation. We can then have a frank and candid discussion about whether you should wait to have your surgery. Remember – my job is not to talk you into having a procedure. My job is to help you meet your own goals for plastic surgery and to ensure your safety in doing so.