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Can You Get Pregnant Right After A Breast Augmentation
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Pregnancy after aug: Although it is not at all dangerous to get pregnant right after breast implant surgery, it may alter the final result. It is possible that once all the pregnancy/nursing-related changes have passed, that there could be more sagging or loose skin. Another concern might be the ability to nurse. Breast surgery can also interfere with the ability to nurse, but this is rare. ...Read more
This is really just an estimate because this is about how long it takes for 95% of the swelling to resolve and assess your results. In reality, I have had patients become pregnant immediately afterwards with nearly no adverse consequences.
Expect changes such as volume loss and potential sagging.
Although the benefits of nursing are undeniable, it may affect the appearance of the implants as well. ...Read more
NO: Breast augmentation will not prevent you from becoming pregnant or giving birth. The ability to breast feed is not always an easy task, even in the unoperated woman. Breast augmentation will not permanently interrupt milk ducts, however there is a 3 to 5% chance of decreased nipple sensation after augmentation. This could theoretically make breast feeding more difficult. ...Read more
Friend had a breast augmentation 2 weeks ago and just found out she was pregnant. Did the math and had conceived 5-7 days before surgery. Is baby ok?
Most likely yes: Obviously, it is not ideal to be pregnant during surgery, but when it happens it does not usually cause problems. The anesthesia for the surgery is the main issue. The Best course of action is for her to obtain a copy of the anesthesia record from her surgery and review the drugs given with her ob/gyn to evaluate any potential risks. ...Read more
I had a breast implant surgery and a tummy tuck in 2008. Can I get pregnant with the implant and tummy tuck or should I get the implants removed before getting pregnant?
Low risk: Although any surgery has inherent risks, including the risks of anesthesia, breast reduction and breast augmentation are both very common and safe surgeries. You should have a thorough history and physical exam before any surgery to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. ...Read more
Website: While you may look at the individual surgeon's website, the american society of plastic surgery or the american society for aesthetic plastic surgery are good places to start. Also, it does help to review websites where the doctor is reviewed by fellow patients. ...Read more
Is it possible for me to get breast augmentation to size b (saline) at the age of 17 and 8 months? I'd like to know about the usa as well as the uk.
USA differs from UK: In the USA, the FDA has implied "indications" for saline implants at 18 or older, and for gel implants, 22 or older. I, for one, do not understand the reason for this edict. Both types of implants come in multiple sizes, but the final breast size is determined by not only what size implant is used, but what volume of breast tissue the patient started with. We use preference pictures to help. ...Read more
Yes, but...: There is increasing scientific literature showing how fat can be used for breast augmentation, but there are some valid concerns about the doing so. Some questions that need to be better studied include whether fat necrosis/calcifications make detecting cancer on a mammogram harder and what the role of stem cells have on risks of cancer development. Larger, longer term studies will be needed. ...Read more
Go see a board certified plastic surgeon. The asps and asaps websites have them listed. See a few before making a decision. Go over their before/after photos. Ask questions. Remember this is elective surgery. The patient is in the driver's seat. Together, you and the plastic surgeon will review the goals and see if they are obtainable.
http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if I will ever get full range of motion back after my breast augmentation?
Can you explain if it's required to get bloodwork and a chest X-ray before a breast augmentation?
YES: Breast augmentation is major surgery and requires a general anesthetic. These risks are low, but it is not recommended to accept them for a cosmetic procedure that is not medically necessary. Sometimes we find significant medical conditions with these tests that end up being more important to the patient in the long term than the surgery itself. It is important to be safe. ...Read more
After breast augmentation surgery I've developed a hemotoma. Does this mean I'll get capsular contracture? Very worried, please explain how it happens
Can i still get a breast augmentation if I have a neurological disease? I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia. Although this deals with a nerve affecting the vocal cords, would i still be a candidate for a breast augmentation?
Most likely.: The plastic surgeon will review your history. He/she may request that you see an ENT to make sure there is nothing else going on. The anesthesiologist may also want to weight in on the best approach to control your airway during the procedure. They will make their recommendations and you can go from there. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more
I am scheduled for breast augmentation surgery on 1/21/16. I got a cortisone injection in my piriformis on 1/11/16. Is it safe to get the surgery?
Ok, but ch with Surg: The piriformis injection should generally NOT preclude the surgery you are scheduled for, but you need to discuss and disclose this information with your surgeon to be sure they are aware of it, and ultimately, they will decide when the surgery will take place. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a very itchy lump on my nipple (had breast augmentation 2 weeks ago) do I need to get it checked out? What could it be? Worried about cancer
Breast lesion: You should most certainly see your plastic surgeon and ask them to evaluate the lesion. ...Read more
It is more that pregnancy effects your breast implants more than breast implants effect your pregnancy. If you are asking if breast implants interfere with the ability to nurse or lactate, that is certainly possible and I have prepared a youtube video discussing this in greater detail that can be viewed here:
What's the expert opinion, could the breast implant surgery have any effects on my getting pregnant?
1 week: In my practice we want our patients to wait 1 week before they fly or travel. Although with restrictions, it is safe to take a fight approx 1 week after surfer and you will be a lot more comfortable at the 1-week point as well. ...Read more
Do I have to be careful of impact to my chest after a breast augmentation? Is it possible for breast implants to burst if something hit them, or if I were to trip and fall?
Breast Implants Strong:
In general all new breast implants are now made of highly cohesive silicone gel in the United States. You should not have to worry nor restrict your activities. Trauma can of course break bones and for that matter implants too.
https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/breast/augmentation/. ...Read more
Yes: You will have positive self pride feelings as well as the obvious physical changes. You should be prepared to receive compliments and increased attention in your physical appearance for a while. ...Read more
Have to? No... But.: If you are choosing to have breast augmentation because your breasts have "deflated" after child-bearing and breast feeding, AND there is a lot of drooping, it may be a good idea. Breast augmentation puts a saline or silicone filled balloon under your breast or muscle. If you have a lot of drooping, that balloon will droop down too!!! A mastopexy lifts the breast up to a more youthful position. ...Read more
Depends…: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. What type of breast operation will best achieve your goals will depend largely on your physical examination and personal goals. If you are presenting with breasts that are sitting low on your chest wall, mastopexy surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Maybe: Sometimes the nipples will be too sensitive for a while, and occasionally they will be less sensitive. Permanent changes in sensation are rare but possible. ...Read more
Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars for a breast augmentation can be hidden in the breast fold (underneath the breast), around the areola (dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. ...Read more
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