Can I still get pregnant after breast implant…

Can I still get pregnant after breast implants? Will I be able to breastfeed?

Asked by joanne.wells in Saint Louis, MO • 4 years ago

G. Wesley Price, MD in Chevy Chase, MD

Yes you can still get pregnant and breast feed after having a breast augmentation, either with a saline or silicone get implant. The breast will react the same as it would if you had not had an implant so you may gain or lose volume in the breast after breast feeding.

Larry Schlesinger, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Honolulu, HI

Breast augmentation does not inhibit pregnancy in any way. I have several patients who have had multiple pregnancies after their breast augmentation.

With reference to breastfeeding, many of my patients have nursed after having a breast augmentation.

I put all my primary breast implants in through the armpit behind the pectoralis muscle, and therefore the implant has little to do with the breast gland itself. There have been some reports that breast augmentations at the edge of the areola can interrupt some of the ducts and, therefore, decrease the amount of milk being produced during nursing.

The short answer to your question is that breast augmentation through the armpit (transaxillary) in no way inhibits pregnancy or nursing.

Frank J. Ferraro, MD in Ridgewood, NJ

Breast feeding and pregnancy will be unaffected by breast augmentation surgery in most cases. The literature shows that breast augmentation surgery is a safe and effective procedure.

Breast feeding and pregnancy are still possible after having breast implants.

Steven Yarinsky

Having breast augmentation does not interfere with pregnancy, it seems in my practice to help. The vast majority of my patients have no problem breast feeding. It is reported in the medical literature that breast augmentation can interfere with breast feeding however. It would be uncommon that it would be a problem though.
Gary Hall, MD

Gary Hall

Yes, breast implants do not have any effect on a patients ability to become pregnant. Many of our patients are able to breast feed after giving birth with no complications. For a patient who was always going to be able to breast feed (not all women are able to) the implants will have no effect on that.

Stephen Greenberg
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