If you've always dreamed of having larger or more symmetrical breasts, but find that your biological clock is ticking more and more loudly, you may be wondering how to (or whether you can) reconcile these conflicting desires. You may be reluctant to have a major operation just before embarking on the journey to parenthood -- as well as reluctant to put your new breasts through the wringer with pregnancy and lactation. However, you might also see your conception journey as a lengthy process with no guaranteed result, and may not want to put off a much-desired surgery for the foreseeable future based on the "maybe" of biological children. Should you have breast implant surgery if you're currently trying to conceive? Read on to learn more about how breast augmentation can interact with pregnancy, as well as some factors you'll want to consider when scheduling your augmentation surgery.
Is it safe to get breast implants before you become pregnant?
Modern breast augmentation technology allows surgeons to craft a full, natural breast using only a few small incisions to insert a saline implant, which is inserted while empty and then filled with saline after being permanently placed. As a result, breast augmentation surgery is a relatively low-risk surgery and shouldn't pose any future health risks for either you or your as-yet-unconceived child.
When may you want to put off implant surgery?
There are a couple of situations in which putting off your breast augmentation until after the birth of your youngest child can be beneficial.
If you're planning to breastfeed your child, doing so even after having breast implants inserted can be awkward. You may find that the physical changes to your breast caused by late pregnancy and nursing can make it saggy and flaccid. If this is the case, you may be better off by waiting until you're certain you're done having children and then having your breasts lifted and reshaped at the same time the implant is being placed.
You may also want to delay your surgery if you or your spouse have any risk factors for infertility. Because breast augmentation is generally not covered by health insurance (unless being done following a mastectomy or other disfiguring surgery), you'll usually be paying for this surgery out of pocket -- and if you suspect you may require intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive, you may want to save your funds for this purpose instead.
Contact a local outlet, such as Laufer Institute of Plastic Surgery, for further assistance.
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