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The presence of a breast implant will have no effect on your ability to become pregnant, deliver a baby, or even breast feed. Breast implants have been shown to have no effect on children or future offspring.

Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

While any form of breast surgery carries some risk that ducts and nerves may be damaged, most women with implants have happy and successful breastfeeding experiences. If a woman has undergone a mastectomy, it is unlikely that she would be able to breast feed a baby on the side where the breast was removed. It is important to discuss the options of breast implant surgery with your surgeon and be sure to indicate and discuss any interest in becoming pregnant and breast feeding in the future with Dr. Hochstein.

Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck

Women planning on future pregnancies should consider waiting before having a tummy tuck surgery. During pregnancy this abdomen area that was involved in tummy tuck surgery stretches to accommodate the growing fetus. The muscles that were tightened during plastic surgery tummy tuck can separate again during pregnancy. The skin that is re-stretched may not return to normal proportions again.

That being said, the newborn baby’s health is generally not complicated because of a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Consider this, caesarian section surgery is much more invasive than tummy tucks because c-sections cut into your uterus whereas tummy tucks do not.

Although most plastic surgeons and specialists agree that it is best to have this surgery performed after you are finished with having children for optimal results, there are many women who do have pregnancies after tummy tuck surgery without experiencing any problems throughout the whole procedure. It is common for the surgical abdominal muscle repair to become sore, but loosening of these muscles do not always occur, and with today’s advancing plastic surgery technologies, it is rare to have permanent damage after pregnancy.

Abdominoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. It will not necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat your differently therefore you should think carefully about what this surgery has to offer. Remember, pregnancy following tummy tuck plastic surgery may not result in the most favorable results, although the baby’s health will generally not be complicated during pregnancy and child birth.