Do breast implants look different after you have a baby or breast-fed a baby?

Maybe. It's not the implants that have changes it's the rest of your native breast tissue. The implants are likely behind the pectoralis/chest wall muscle while the overlyiing breast tissue grows and starts making milk during the pregnancy. Any sagging or changes after nursing will be the breast tissue itself not the implant. You would need to go back to your plastic surgeon for evaluation.
Implants no. The breast implants do not change with pregnancy or breast feeding; however, the size and shape of the breast often do. Breast tend to get larger with pregnancy. Sometimes the larger size remains. Sometimes the breast go back to their original size and shape. Sometimes the volume is less than before pregnancy, but the skin remains stretched out allow the breast to drop.
breasts change. Although the breast implants will not change following pregnancy and the cessation of breast-feeding, the breast tissue itself may change. Following breast-feeding the breast tissue tends to deflate. In some patients the deflation can be dramatic and result in sagging of some of the breast tissue. This is variable from patient to patient.
Breasts after baby. The appearance of a breast which has been augmented with an implant will change over time, irrespective of whether you have a baby. Time stretches the skin, weight changes also alter the way the breast hangs, and so forth. Pregnancy is an extreme change of skin, weight and volume of the tissues surrounding the implant. However, some women have little change, and some change a lot.
Not Really. A patient's breasts may change after pregnancy and/or breast-feeding. Typical breast changes seen may include a decrease in breast size or lower position on the chest wall. Medically this process is called involutional hypoplasia. Breast implants themselves do not change with pregnancy. It is not unusual for patients who have had pregnancies to seek revisionary breast implant surgery.
Not quite. Implants don't really change. It is the breast and soft tissue around the implants that changes after pregnancy or breast feeding. The skin loses elasticity and the volume and water weight changes quite a bit. Thus your breasts and implants will usually look much different after pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Related Questions

How soon after giving birth if I never breast fed, can I get breast implants removed?

Several months wait. Consult a plastic surgeon. He/she may have different recommendations on how many months to wait to allow pregnancy changes of the breast to resolve/return to pre-pregnancy breast state. Read more...
6 months. After pregnancy. It takes about 6 months for the breast to return to their prepregnancy state. If you breast feed it should be 6 mo. After you stop. Any breast surgery, unless it's an emergency should wait for 6 mo. . Read more...
Pregnancy & breasts. I typically recommend patients wait for about 6 months after giving birth or stopping breastfeeding prior to having breast surgery. We want the breasts to be at a steady state so we really know what we are working with & want to be sure that any remaining milk doesn't affect the results. If surgery is done too soon & breasts cont to change, we may need to redo the surgery! No good! Read more...

Are you capable of breastfeeding your baby if you have breast implants?

Depends. Most of the time the answer is yes but it depends on the type of surgery done. Read more...
Most likely. It depends on how they were placed and what kind of incision was used for placing the implants. In general if the surgical scar is well removed from the breast tissue and the tissue was not disturbed much from the implant it should work ok. You'll just have to try, and if you have troulbe seek the advice of a lactation consultant. Read more...
It depends. Not all women can breastfeed. Breast implants themselves will not affect the ability to breastfeed; however, the surgical procedure to place them may disrupt some of the glands and ducts which allow one to breastfeed. Using an incision in the inframammary crease/fold will minimize the likelihood of a breast augmentation adversely impacting a woman's ability to breastfeed. Read more...
Usually. Not all women successfully breast feed-with or without implants. There are ways of doing the operation to minimize the risk of having trouble though. No implant surgeon will give you an iron-clad guarantee that you'll be able to breast feed after surgery though. Read more...
Usually yes. Small risk of inability to breast feed. More common with lifts and reductions than with augmentation. Read more...

Will breast implants affect breastfeeding?

No. Women with breast implants are encouraged to breast feed just as any other woman and most do so without a problem. Some women may experience difficulty with breast feeding for various other reasons. Although typically breast gland function is minimally affected by implant surgery, there can occasionally be scarring which may lead to added difficulty with breast feeding. Read more...
Probably not. The surgical technique can minimize the chances of decreased milk production. If incisions are made that disrupt milk ducts, milk production can be impaired. Read more...
Potentially. C video. It is more likely nursing will effect your breast implants than vice versa. (see my youtube video. However the surgical approach, particularly the periareaolar incision (nipple), may transect duts & diminish ability to nurse adn/or lactate. There have been some reports of leakage of silicone into the breast milk and while this is possible, studies show it is typically less than silicone in formula. Read more...
Hard to say. Since some women who never had implants have trouble breast feeding it is hard to know. I've had patients successfully breastfeed after implant surgery but as a precaution i warn all women wanting implants that this is a risk. Read more...
No reason not to try. It is possible, but there is no reason not to try breast feeding. I tell my patients not to plan on exclusively breast feeding, but, in my practice, most are able. Read more...

Can women be breastfeeding mothers when they have breast implants?

Yes. Cosmetic implant placement should not impact the ability to breastfeed. The implants should be placed behind the chest wall (pectoralis) muscle for screening purposes to avoid trapping any glandular tissue behind the implant where it can't be felt or imaged with mammography. Typical incisions for cosmetic implants (inframammary, axillary) are away from the nipple complex. Read more...
Yes. Women can breastfeed after breast implants, particularly when the incision is away from the nipple and the implant is placed beneath the pectorals muscle. However, i would not recommend placing the implants during the time a mother is breastfeeding. I generally recommend that the mother stop breastfeeding for at least 6 months. Read more...
You can try. Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast feeding; the surgery may or may not change their ability to produce enough milk, so i advise all my patients that they may have to supplement. There is no scientific evidence to my knowledge that women with implants should not breastfeed. Read more...
Maybe. Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery are able to breast-feed. However, any type of breast surgery is associated with a potential decreased ability to do so; exactly how much this decrease is it is hard to say given that some women are not able to breast-feed, even without having had breast surgery previously. Read more...

Can any doc explain if women who have breast implants have any problem breastfeeding?

Often/not always . Some women with breast implants do breastfeed successfully. The issue is that when the surgeon does the implant, he/she cuts into the breast tissue, which cuts through some of the milk producing and milk ejecting areas. Depending on how the surgery was done, and how much nipple disruption there was, a mom may or may not be successful. It certainly doesn't hurt to try, but tell your doctor. . Read more...

If you have breast implants, can you still breast feed normally when you have a baby?

Most likely. Although the fda-approved literature regarding breast feeding after implants suggest that women with implants have difficulty with breast feeding, that has not been the experience in my practice. Over the past 28 years I have done many breast augmentations on women who have gone on the breast feed. Read more...
No reason not to try. Some women, even without having surgery, cannot breast feed at all. After any surgery on the breast (augmentation, reduction, lift, implants) there can be changes in the breast that alter the ability to breast feed. There is no reason that you cannot try. I tell all my patients that they try to bresat feed (if they choose to), but be prepared to supplement with bottles if needed. Read more...
Likely. The mere presence of breast implants shouldn't affect your ability to breast feed. The surgical technique employed to insert the implants may affect breast feeding, however, and this would be more dramatic if a breast lift is performed. Read more...
Breast feeding. Having breast implant surgery may affect your ability to breast feed, but this is unlikely. The implants are placed under the muscle or beneath the gland of the breast. Avoiding an incision through the "nipple" may also help. In general, if breast feeding is critical to you, perhaps wait until you are done having children and breast feeding before considering any cosmetic breast surgery. Read more...