What will my breast implants look like after pregnancy?

Babies are wonders that bring expecting and new mothers great joy. However, while we may feel a surge of love for this small human being we’ve brought into the world, we may be concerned that the rollercoaster ride our bodies have just been on, or are continuing on, will have an effect on our Tacoma WA breast implants. When it comes to parenting, weight gain and loss are unavoidable, but will your breast implants be wrecked once your baby enters the world? Let’s look at it more closely.

Some things will not change

The integrity of the implants will not be affected by pregnancy. This can have a residual effect on the augmentation depending on weight growth and the rate at which it is gained.

Breasts will become significantly larger than they were before pregnancy for a woman who plans on breastfeeding, which is still possible depending on the type of implant. However, a recent study found that nursing did not increase the risk of skin sagging in women who had breast augmentation.

Every woman, and every pregnancy, is different

No two women will ever have identical pregnancies, and a lady who has had several children will be able to tell you how each of her pregnancies differs. Some women gain weight gradually throughout the course of their pregnancy, while others gain weight quickly and in excess of the average of 35 pounds.

Our bodies do their best to respond to weight increase, and taking things carefully can help you feel better about your breast implants—and your body—once the baby arrives.

A More Natural Appearance

Following pregnancy, many women have stated that their implants were more “natural-looking.” Breast augmentation normally gives women a perkier appearance, and due to post-pregnancy skin elasticity loss, the fullness at the top of the implant may appear more deflated. The size of your breast implants, as well as the size of your breasts before surgery, may influence your post-pregnancy results.

It’s normal for your body to change throughout pregnancy, and it’s also not uncommon for your physical look to change following childbirth. Don’t expect changes to happen overnight because your body has just completed a hormone-induced triathlon. If you are a woman who does not have breast implants and plans to become pregnant in the near future, it is advisable to postpone surgery until after childbirth.

There’s no way to know for sure how pregnancy will affect a woman’s implants, but eating well and maintaining a regular pregnant exercise program could help you have a better chance of a happy outcome. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breast implants after having a baby for any reason, there are solutions available to make them look brand new again.

To assess the state of your breast implants, wait until 6 months after giving birth, or even longer if you are still breastfeeding.

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