Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


If you are planning on having children in the future, you should discuss these plans with Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro at your initial breast augmentation consultation. While future pregnancies will not rule you out as a candidate for the procedure, childbirth and breastfeeding can adversely impact your breast augmentation results. Our Denver plastic surgeons will discuss the pros and cons of breast augmentation before pregnancy so that you can make a fully informed decision about whether to undergo the procedure at this time or wait until you are finished having children.

Often, pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in looseness and laxity in your skin and breast tissue which may alter the appearance of your breast implants. It is possible to experience sagging as a result, and many women find that they are no longer as happy with their results as they were immediately following the procedure. You may require a revision procedure to restore your initial breast augmentation results.

In most cases, your breast implants will not impact your ability to breastfeed. Clinical studies have shown that the silicone gel used in silicone breast implants will not impact the safety of breastfeeding, even in the event of a rupture. The molecules in the cohesive silicone gel are too large to pass through your milk ducts.

However, future pregnancy plans may impact the breast augmentation incision option that Dr. Grossman or Dr. Capraro will recommend. There is a small chance that your milk ducts may be disrupted when the peri-areolar incision is used. In order to ensure that you are able to breastfeed in the future, our Denver plastic surgeons would most likely recommend either the inframammary or transaxillary incision option.

Ultimately, you can achieve excellent results whether you undergo breast augmentation now or wait until you are done with childbirth. However, choosing to wait may help you enjoy your beautiful results for a longer period of time.

Please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery today to schedule your confidential breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro serve patients in Denver and Littleton, Colorado.