The decision whether to have your breast augmentation before or after you have kids can be challenging.
The answer really depends on your goals. For women who are considering having children within the next 1-2 years, Dr. Hayes typically recommends that women wait 3-6 months after their baby is born, or 3-6 months after nursing if they choose to breast feed.
For women who would like children, but are unsure regarding specific timing than they can have an augmentation at any time. It's important to know that breast augmentation will not affect your ability to nurse your baby, it does not affect your breast milk, and also won't affect your ability to undergo routine mammography (breast imaging).
When considering breast augmentation make sure you find a board certified plastic surgeon who will take the time to answer all of your questions and explain all of your options, so that you can decide if breast augmentation is right for you.
Dr. Austin Hayes is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with offices in Portland.