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Plastic Surgery and Pregnancy Miami
Women considering procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks, breast reconstruction, or a mastectomy may have questions about the effects of these procedures on pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding after Breast Implants or Breast Reconstruction
For many women who may be considering undergoing breast augmentation to get breast implants, there is a real concern about the procedure’s effect on their ability to breastfeed. Happily, most women who undergo breast augmentation report that breastfeeding has not been affected. If you are concerned about the effects of breast implants on breastfeeding, it is important to schedule a consultation.
A mastectomy is a procedure that surgically removes breast tissue and is often performed for breast cancer treatment. The breast mound that has undergone a mastectomy will be unlikely to be able to be used for breastfeeding.
Pregnancy and Tummy Tucks
Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasties, are cosmetic procedures that tighten and flatten the stomach. In general, women who are considering a tummy tuck should delay the procedure until after they have undergone their last pregnancy.
The tummy tuck procedure will not affect your ability to get pregnant, nor will it complicate the health of the child. Many women have experienced a healthy pregnancy even after a tummy tuck. However, given the nature of the tummy tuck, most plastic surgeons agree that it is best to have the tummy tuck after your last pregnancy, because pregnancy can be part of the cause of stretched, sagging skin on the abdomen.
There is a wealth of knowledge out there about plastic surgery, and the amount of information can be overwhelming. If you have questions or concerns, it is best to schedule a personal consultation with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Moises Salama. During a consultation, you may also go over the specifics of your desired procedure and which options are best suited for your goals.