If you get breast implants in your 20s, you’re going to be living with them for many years to come. As such, it’s important to know what to expect following breast augmentation, as discussed in the FAQ below:If I have breast augmentation surgery, will I still be able to breastfeed?
1. If I have breast augmentation surgery, will I still be able to breastfeed?
In most cases, yes. Make sure to discuss this issue with your surgeon if you want to have children, however—Some incision sites are better than others when it comes to ensuring proper milk production.Will getting pregnant harm my implants?
2. Will getting pregnant harm my implants?
Probably not, but it will change the shape of your breasts and may cause sagging. It’s, therefore, a good idea to plan for revision and lift surgery if you want to have children.
3. Will I have to take special precautions after augmentation to make sure my implants don’t rupture?
Not after healing is complete. Implants are quite sturdy and can generally stand up to the rigors of everyday life, including regular physical activity. However, as the implant material ages, ruptures do become more likely, so you’ll probably need to have an implant exchange performed during your lifetime. Note, however, that the idea that “all” implants rupture after just 5 or ten years is a myth. Many implants last much longer than this, and some even last a lifetime.
4. Will having implants make my breasts sag?
The notion that implants make breasts especially prone to sagging is false. Breasts with implants are actually slightly more resistant to the effects of aging than natural breasts. This is because the implant acts as a shape support for the rest of the breast.
5. Can I have my implants removed in the future?
Absolutely; you’re not stuck with implants if you decide you don’t want them anymore. The only caveat to be aware of is the fact that you may need a breast lift after removal, though this is not always the case if you have your implants removed while you are still in your 20s. It will depend on how large your implants were and how much your skin has stretched to accommodate them.
If you have any more concerns about breast augmentation, feel free to get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to answer any remaining questions you have. To schedule a consultation at the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery, call 410-744-0900.