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Breast enlargement is a serious surgery with many potential complications. We answer the most common questions.
The basics about breast enlargement surgery. The more you know about what to expect, the better prepared you are.

Breastfeeding and Pregnancy

Before making the decision to get breast enlargement surgery, patients have many things to consider. One of the most common concerns is whether or not breast implants will affect a pregnancy and the ability to breast feed.

While breast enlargement certainly can affect pregnancy and breast feeding, there is no simple answer to this common question. Much of it depends on the type of surgery you receive and how your body reacts to the implants.

Breast Feeding Implants

For the most part, it's likely that you'll be able to breast feed your baby without any complications. The vast majority of women with implants are able to successfully breast feed. A common question many physicians hear is “Does the silicone from the implants leak into the breast milk?” There is no evidence to support that silicone mixes with the breast milk. While most women don't experience any complications for breast feeding, some of those with implants do. Much of this hinges on where the incision is made. Sometimes, an incision can interfere with the body's milk ducts leading to problems with breast feeding implants.

Breast Implants and Pregnancy

Do breast implants and pregnancy mix? The bottom line is breast implants don't interfere with pregnancy. Your pregnancy is not at any risk due to your implants. Nor are your implants at risk of rupturing from the pregnancy. A great number of case studies have been done on breast implants and pregnancy, and the result is women are not prone to any complications from the two. In fact, women with augmented breasts are less likely to see stretching after their pregnancy.

Final Word on Breast Implants

The main thing to remember with breast enlargement is that it's a serious surgery. It should never be taken lightly. Before you ever decide to go under the knife, you should make certain you have all the information you need to make a wise decision. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and consider all the facts before you decide to get breast enlargement surgery. Also see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Finding a Doctor
You know you want your plastic surgeon to be board-certified. Be sure to work through our checklist before you make your first appointment.

Recovery time

Recovery time
Breast enlargement surgery is associated with side effects and downtime. Know what to expect.

How much does it cost?

Breast enlargement surgery pricing is highly dependent on geography. Top doctors charge higher prices. Even the cost of breast implants varies greatly. Learn more about the variables in the cost of breast enlargement.