Pregnancy and Breast Augmentation


Many Fort Myers women opt for breast augmentation procedures due to changes in the appearance of their chest after pregnancy. While breast augmentation can often correct these pregnancy-related changes, it is not a permanent solution, particularly if you intend to have more children.

If you have not ruled out future pregnancies but you wish to undergo breast augmentation, it's important to understand the full impact of doing so, including both dispelling any unwarranted concerns and being aware of potentially undesirable effects.

Some things to consider for women undergoing breast augmentation with the possibility of future pregnancies:

  • While the integrity of your breast implants will not be affected by pregnancy, the size and shape of your breasts will change, and you may need additional breast surgery.
  • Depending on the amount of stretching that occurs during your pregnancy, you may need a breast lift to maintain your results.

The good news is that with the right breast augmentation customizations, you should be able to breast feed normally without any substantial difficulties.

To avoid complications, Dr. Mandraccia may recommend:

  • Sub-muscular implant placement to prevent compression of milk ducts
  • Avoiding periareolar incisions that have the potential to reduce nipple sensitivity

If you plan on additional pregnancies but you still want to undergo breast augmentation beforehand, you will need to discuss this openly with Dr. Mandraccia to be sure the procedure is right for you and your body.

If you are a potentially a mother-to-be in the Fort Myers, Florida area and you think breast augmentation might be the right choice for you, please contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, MD at (239) 633-8819 today.