Get pregnant after breast enlargement or reduction:
Getting pregnant after having a breast enlargement or reduction, in principle, does not have any problem or any contraindication. The ideal and important thing is to perform these procedures with a reasonable time of at least 6 months both before and after either of these two surgeries. Why do you have to wait this long to get pregnant after breast enlargement or reduction?
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Why wait six months before getting pregnant after breast enlargement or reduction
Because the healing process normally lasts approximately 6 months, it is the most prudent and recommended to wait at least that long before becoming pregnant in case tissue detachment appears or occurs (suture shedding). This, which is highly likely to occur, would mean that the healing time of the shell has not been completed, since this process cannot be carried out without the previous stage having not been executed completely and sequentially.
If this circumstance occurs, the woman may have to undergo surgery again (we will explain everything below) and it is well known that if you are pregnant it is better to avoid any type of operation that is not urgent because it can be dangerous for the baby and the future mother.
What should be done, if there is a case that has been exposed at the beginning of bad healing, is a surgery to perform an opening or separation of the edges of the wounds (they should maintain a direct and soft contact without tension), that would prolong the healing time.
This would be carried out to avoid the formation of bad scars such as keloids, which is when many collagen fibers are deposited but of poor quality and physiologically with a malfunction, causing thick scars, which overflow the scar edges and grow upwards and towards outside the edges of the wound.
The woman may notice pain in the breasts and that they are very tender to the touch and also very itchy in the area. Unconsciously you will want to scratch, but this can cause the scratching of the nails to break the incipient scar and further stimulate their growth, thus falling into a vicious circle of itching and scratching, more itching and more scratching.
This occurs more frequently in people with brown or black skin and, among its short and long-term negative consequences for the desire to become pregnant, would be:
- The recovery process would be lengthened.
- Other treatments such as steroid injections could or should be produced, which also bring a series of complications.
- Local side effects, such as changes in the thickness of the scarred skin and the surrounding skin; and changes in the pigmentation of the local skin can also occur, making it generally whiter than the normal skin of the patient.
- Systemic complications, such as the accumulation of fat in some areas of the body, such as the back of the neck and on the face, as well as hormonal disorders due to the prolonged use of steroids.
What is breast ptosis after breast enlargement or reduction operation?
Another pathology a little less conspicuous, but one that creates in most patients, if not 100% of them a lot of anguish, is a possible dissatisfaction with the result of the operation. Some women suffer what is known as breast ptosis or sagging of the breasts due to lack of good integration or internal healing of the glandular tissues and/or fatty tissue.
What happens here is that the internal mammary tissues do not integrate at the same time as the external ones (such as scarring on the skin ) and as a consequence of this they do not heal practically anything or they take a long time to do so and they cause some decreases more or less staggered breast tissues.
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The patient is noticing how the breast does not stay in the place desired by her; As the patients say, they do not ‘look upright or tall’, but as days go by, the breasts feel very soft and elastic due to their fall and it is seen that they are gradually descending from the place where originally wanted.
If this were to occur, it would be necessary to wait a minimum of 6 months for stabilization of the tissues, so that the healing process culminates and warrants an eventual surgical revision to reposition the mammary tissues in the ideal site.
It is recommended that in the course of those first 6 postoperative months, the patient maintains during day and night, that is permanent, the post-surgical breast bras or bras (sometimes that time is prolonged a little more, which would result in the prolongation of the care postoperatively as well as avoiding the sun directly into the body of the patient).