Pregnancy and silicone breast implant

24 December 2017 / / Wonder Breast Channel

Nowadays, it is possible to correct the natural imperfections that are evident in the body. This is with the help of surgical procedures. One of the most commonly performed interventions in terms of beauty enhancement is breast augmentation. It is a simple procedure where you can see the results right away.

Part of the surgery is placing an implant inside the breasts. Since there are two types of implants, the saline implant, and silicone implant, it is important for the patient to have a physical examination in order to determine which type of implant is better to use, considering the anatomy of the patient.

These days, silicone implants have become the choice of implant for many patients. One of the most common questions I get is if silicone breast implants can have a negative effect on a baby. It has been suggested that children born to, and breastfed by, mothers with silicone breast implants might be adversely affected by transmammary or transplacental delivery of silicone during either breastfeeding or pregnancy.

Silicone is an inert material. It is commonly found in many different products, and it does not create abnormal reactions if it is inserted into the body. There is little evidence of any elevation of blood or serum silicon or silicone concentrations in women with silicone breast implants. I am not aware of any studies of reproductive or teratologic effects of silicone in humans.

It is well known that silicone molecules can cross the membrane of the silicone implant. Today, the implants are more cohesive and there is less silicone bleed, minimizing complications. Nevertheless, if you are pregnant, you need to recognize that your breasts are going to change and you might need additional surgeries in the future to replace the implants or lift the breasts. Pregnancy can affect the shape of your breasts, but the implants will not affect the baby.

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