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The decision of whether to have breast augmentation before or after having children is a personal one and depends on a woman’s individual circumstances, priorities, and preferences. Here are some factors Dr. Kolder discusses with his patients during breast implant consultations to help them make the best decision.

Timing of Family Planning

If you plan to have children in the near future (within the next year or two), it may be wise to wait until after you’ve completed your family before getting breast augmentation. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can significantly impact the size and shape of your breasts, which could affect the results of the augmentation.


If you want to breastfeed your future children, you should be aware that breast implants can sometimes interfere with breastfeeding. While most women with breast implants can breastfeed successfully, there is a risk of reduced milk supply and other potential challenges. Discuss this with Dr. Kolder and consider the type of implants (silicone gel vs. saline) and their placement to minimize potential interference with breastfeeding.

Recovery Time

Breast augmentation surgery requires a period of recovery and healing. If you have young children or plan to become pregnant soon, you may want to consider how the recovery process will fit into your life and caregiving responsibilities.

Your Emotions and Mental State

Consider your own emotional and psychological well-being. Some women choose to have breast augmentation before having children because they want to feel more confident and satisfied with their appearance. Feeling good about yourself can positively impact your overall well-being.

Long-Term Outlook

Keep in mind that breast implants are not considered to be lifetime medical devices and may need to be replaced or removed at some point in the future. Consider the long-term commitment involved in breast augmentation, as well as any potential revisions or maintenance required.

Dr. Kolder is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation. He can provide you with personalized advice based on your unique circumstances, body type, and goals. Ultimately, the decision should be based on your individual priorities and circumstances. 

Call our office today at 805-484-2855 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kolder.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”