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Pregnancy Considerations and Breast Augmentation

If you are considering breast augmentation but have not ruled out future pregnancies, there are some things you will want to keep in mind. First and foremost, the size and shape of your breasts will change during pregnancy. While this process should not impact the integrity of your breast implants, it can cause permanent changes to the appearance of your chest. Depending on the amount of stretching that takes place during your pregnancy, a breast lift may be required to maintain your results. This is something best determined by board-certified Philadelphia breast augmentation surgeon Dr. David Bottger.

One of the largest concerns future mothers share about breast augmentation is how it will impact breastfeeding. The truth is, there is no reason breastfeeding with implants should be difficult, but certain steps can be taken to greatly reduce potential complications.

To help guard against difficulties, Dr. Bottger may recommend placing your breast implants underneath the muscles in the chest. This placement helps prevent compression of milk ducts and protect proper flow between ductal tissue and the nipple. Dr. Bottger may also recommend avoiding periareolar incisions as these can, in some instances, diminish nipple sensitivity.

If you have future plans for pregnancy or have simply not ruled the option out, discuss the possibility openly with Dr. Bottger during your initial consultation. This will ensure your procedure is customized to meet your specific needs.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Philadelphia or surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule a consultation.