Whether planned or surprised, there are some important things to know about getting pregnant after completing cosmetic procedures.
During pregnancy, your body goes through so many changes. If you scheduled one or more cosmetic procedures to address any body image concerns after your last pregnancy, you might be wondering how a new pregnancy will impact those results.
While everyone’s body is different and the effects of pregnancy are wide-ranging, ranging from minimal to significant aesthetic changes, the following is a general overview of what you can expect to experience if you get pregnant following a cosmetic procedure.
Pregnancy after a mommy makeover
Ever popular, a “mommy makeover” is a procedure or group of procedures designed to help return your body to its pre-pregnancy state, aesthetically speaking. A mommy makeover package can include breast augmentation or breast lift, abdominoplasty — more popularly known as a “tummy tuck,” and a labia reduction.
While a pregnancy after a mommy makeover is not restricted, the experience of pregnancy can undo some of the results of your mommy makeover, due to abdominal stretching to accommodate a growing baby, and breast changes, whether or not you intend to breastfeed your baby.
Whenever possible, it’s best to hold off on your mommy makeover until you are 100% done with your pregnancies, in order to get the most and longest lasting benefits from the procedure.
Having a baby after a butt lift
Unlike a mommy makeover, a pregnancy following a butt lift will likely not impact the results of your procedure. Typically, weight gain and physical changes occur most noticeably in the abdominal and breast areas during pregnancy. Of course, ensuring that you have fully healed from a butt lift prior to getting pregnant is ideal.
Now, what about life post-pregnancy when it comes to cosmetic procedures like breast implants.
Breastfeeding with implants
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is insufficient evidence to suggest that breast implants interfere with successful breastfeeding. While breast surgery of all kinds can impact milk production, research shows that it is possible and safe to breastfeed with implants.
If you still have questions about cosmetic procedures relative to pregnancy, we invite you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sterling.