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.
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.
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.