Pregnancy is a very important moment for woman’s life. The body undergoes great changes in different manners. Women wishing to make breast implants and planning to become pregnant or have already given birth are plagued by several issues. For this, we must have all the necessary information to make an informed and thoughtful decision.
PLACING BREAST IMPLANTS BEFORE POSSIBLE PREGNANCY
For women who want to get breast implants before getting pregnant:
Note that the intervention does not affect the course of a normal pregnancy as the breasts evolve independently of breast implants. However, body changes during this period, especially change in weight, the skin is subjected to stretching after the change. The breast volume increases throughout pregnancy and deflate gradually after childbirth. So it is better to wait between 6 months and 1 year prior to pregnancy to allow time for the result of the procedure to stabilize and for the healing process to finish. If pregnancy is planned for the coming months, surgeon will always give priority to the new pregnancy.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS DURING PREGNANCY
For pregnant women who already have breast implants:
Saline implants pose no risk to the baby. The only concern may be the change in the shape and volume of the breasts during pregnancy. Prostheses keep breasts in place during this period and will reduce the risk of ptosis after childbirth.
What if breast shell? The hull is a rare inflammatory reaction that occurs following implant placement and can cause the hardening of the breasts. If this reaction occurs during pregnancy know that there is no risk to the baby. In this case, prostheses will be removed or possibly changed. But this is by no means an emergency. So the decision to resume procedure is done in agreement with the surgeon and within 6 months after delivery, or, if there is breastfeeding 6 months after the end of breastfeeding.
What if silicone leakage occurs during pregnancy? The silicone used in the new breast implants is very cohesive and in case of failure spread risk is thereby minimised. So there is no risk to either the mother or the baby. The decision to resume prostheses procedure will be done after childbirth and / or breastfeeding.
AFTER PREGNANCY WHEN PLACING PROSTHESES
For women who want to get breast implants after childbirth:
After delivery, the breasts will continue to change shape and volume, depending on whether the woman is breastfeeding or not. But in all cases, sagging skin often appears at this time that some patients make the decision to put implants. Again, it will be that the chest has resumed its original appearance in order to choose the right prosthesis. This can be done after 6 months after delivery depending on the quality of the skin. When breastfeeding, the breast glandular base is not yet stabilized and it will take 6 months after stopping of lactation to consider placing implants.
No risk was reported or shown to prosthetics in cohesive silicone gel either before, during or after pregnancy. For all the questions and concerns you have, it is important not to hesitate to get a contact with your surgeon because he is the only person able to provide you with the right information necessary and appropriate for you.