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Can you get pregnant right after a breast augmentation?

Can you get pregnant right after a breast augmentation?

Yes: Undergoing breast augmentation should not impact a woman's ability to get pregnant. It is important to remember that the shape of your breasts may be impacted by pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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


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What happens if you get pregnant right after breast augmentation?

What happens if you get pregnant right after breast augmentation?

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

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How long should I wait to get pregnant after a second breast augmentation?

How long should I wait to get pregnant after a second breast augmentation?

6-9 months: 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

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Does breast augmentation affect subsequent pregnancy?

Does breast augmentation affect subsequent pregnancy?

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

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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?

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

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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?

No: It is not necessary to remove the implants prior to getting pregnant. You should speak with your plastic surgeon to determine how the implants were placed (subpectoral or subcutaneous)). ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get breast augmentation / reduction surgery?

How dangerous is it to get breast augmentation / reduction surgery?

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

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Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons work?

Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons work?

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

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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.

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

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Is it safe to get breast augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon when considering this. ...Read more

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Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

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

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I would like to get a breast augmentation. Any ideas on going about this?

Consult: 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

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Can you please tell me if I will ever get full range of motion back after my breast augmentation?

Can you please tell me if I will ever get full range of motion back after my breast augmentation?

You should: Breast implants should not hinder your ability to move your arm. It may not feel that way the day after surgery, but after a few weeks to months the range should be completely normal. If you are having trouble, be certain to contact your plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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After breast augmentation surgery I've developed a hemotoma. Does this mean I'll get capsular contracture? Very worried, please explain how it happens

After breast augmentation surgery I've developed a hemotoma. Does this mean I'll get capsular contracture? Very worried, please explain how it happens

Risk factors for CC: Hematoma is one of the risk factors for capsular contracture after breast augmentation, though if it was treated early it could be ok. Capsular contracture, or constriction of the scar capsule around the implant, usually requires surgical treatment. ...Read more

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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? .

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?
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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

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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?

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

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Will a breast implant surgery have any effects on my getting pregnant?

Will a breast implant surgery have any effects on my getting pregnant?

Vice versa: 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:
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Breast augmentation when is it safe to fly after a breast augmentation?

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

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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?

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

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Are there long term consequences to breast augmentation surgery?

Are there long term consequences to breast augmentation surgery?

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

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Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

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

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Why is it that there are no marks left after breast augmentation surgery done?

Why is it that there are no marks left after breast augmentation surgery done?

Depends: Whether there is a scar visible on the breast after breast augmentation surgery will depend on where the incision is placed during the procedure. Sometimes scars are located in the axillary area, infra mammary fold area, umbilical area, or under the areola. ...Read more

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If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

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

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Will your nipples feel funny after breast augmentation?

Will your nipples feel funny after breast augmentation?

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

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Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

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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Can breast augmentation be done as an outpatient in day surgery?

Can breast augmentation be done as an outpatient in day surgery?

Yes: Most breast augmenations are done as outpatient. No overnight stay is necessary assuming no complications during surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more