Women who become pregnant after having had breast augmentation surgery, are often not happy with the effects that pregnancy have on their breasts. As a result, they often choose to revise their initial breast augmentation, in order to reverse the changes. But when is it best to have breast implant revision after a pregnancy.
Breast implant revision surgery
Breast implant revision surgery is generally done to remove the initial breast implant. This may be required as a result of a complication such as capsular contracture, or due to changes in the shape of the breasts that occur after several months or years. Some women also do breast implant revision surgery, because they are unhappy with the size of the original breast implant.
When is it best to have breast implant revision surgery after a pregnancy?
The breasts tend to lose volume and often start to droop as a consequence of pregnancy. These changes will adversely impact the results of any breast augmentation procedure done prior to pregnancy.
Doctors generally recommend a waiting period of at least 6 months after pregnancy, before doing any type of cosmetic surgery. Women considering breast implant revision should also have completed breastfeeding, and be at a stable weight. It is important to give the body a chance to regain its equilibrium, and allow the hormones to settle, because pregnancy brings with it a lot of physical and emotional changes.
It’s best to discuss your desire to have breast implant revision with a board certified plastic surgeon, so that a decision about timing can be made based on your specific situation.
Contact Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa, MD, to learn more about breast implant revision after pregnancy. We have offices in Powell, Knoxville, and Crossville, TN. Call 865-671-3888 to schedule a consultation.