Every mother out there knows that your breasts can undergo some big changes once you become pregnant. You may notice quite an increase in volume during the pregnancy, not to mention what happens after the baby is born.

If you have breast implants, it’s normal to be a little concerned, and to wonder if you’ll suffer any negative effects during or after the pregnancy.

Pregnant After Breast Augmentation
Do Implants Affect Pregnancy?

Luckily, breast implants will not affect your pregnancy adversely in any way. You can carry on as any normal pregnant woman does, complete with cravings and debating baby names and anticipating the big day.

Does Pregnancy Affect Implants?

Just as your implants won’t interfere with your ability to have a normal pregnancy, the pregnancy itself also won’t affect your breast implants. Your breasts will still increase in size as they normally would, and your implants will just kind of go along for the ride.

What About Breast Tissue?

However, while your implants will remain the same, your breast tissue might change a little. The way your breasts will change during pregnancy stretches the tissue and skin, and then the tissue will shrink once you stop producing milk. In some cases, you may experience a little sag in the breast after it’s all said and done. If this happens to you, go visit your surgeon and see about a breast lift. You should be visiting your plastic surgeon regularly for implant check ups anyway, so he will be aware of the situation.

What About Breastfeeding?

If you plan to breastfeed, which every capable mother should, your implants might affect how effective and efficient it will be. More specifically, the placement of your implants and the location of the incision might effect the efficiency of your breastfeeding.

Basically, incisions made through the armpit or beneath the fold of the breast shouldn’t result in any issues. If your incision is around the areola, you might lose some feeling in the nipple, which can affect breastfeeding. Also, placement of the implant underneath the muscle will place a barrier between the implant and milk duct, which may result in better breastfeeding efficiency.