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daisylopez
one year ago
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Does Having had a c-section affect a breast augmentation

Hello I am 24 years old , 5”3 and weigh 108pounds . I’m looking into breast augmentation because after breast feeding twins I am not content with the overall contour of my breast. However I had my sons via c-section surgery , would that affect my breast augmentation in any way? & Do I need to do any previous checkups with my physician prior to scheduling an appointment for the breast procedure?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Type: Question

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Thomas Fiala
ASPS Surgeon
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Hi. Assuming your C-section incision has healed normally, without any infection issues - it should not present any problems for your upcoming breast augmentation surgery.

All the best!

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Trent Douglas
ASPS Surgeon
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Thanks for your question and doing your homework with ASPS member surgeons. It is always best to have an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon and together you can discuss you concerns and goals and arrive at a customized treatment plan that is best suited to your individual body, budget, and timeline. That all being said, having a well-healed c-section should not affect your breast augmentation. Best wishes on a great result and speedy recovery.

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Daniel Allan
ASPS Surgeon

A c-section would not be expected to affect your breast augmentation any more than vaginal delivery. Presumably, at this point your children are weaned and your breasts have returned to a non-pregnant state.

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Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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Hi Daisy,

Congratulations on your twins, and on breastfeeding! The C section should not cause any difficulties with your breast augmentation. You should be 6 months past breast feeding before undergoing surgery. You have the option for silicone implants or saline. Most surgeons will require a medical clearance from your primary care doctor before the surgery, But there is no need to undergo tests now. Find an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon in your area.

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Aaron Stone
ASPS Surgeon

Having a C-section will not affect your breast surgery. If you have an abdominoplasty at a future date because of the effects of childbirth and the C-section it could even if performed years after the breast surgery. Without a face to face examination it is impossible to know but to get the contour you want may require adjunctive procedures such as a crescent mastopexy. It the skin has been stretched out by breastfeeding a breast lift may be needed in order to get the contour you want.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Your previous c-section will not impact the results of a breast augmentation. Hope this helps.

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Jon Ver Halen
ASPS Surgeon
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Dear Daisy,

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. Based on your description, I do not think that a previous C section would prevent you from having a breast augmentation. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

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Brian Pinsky
ASPS Surgeon
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Prior c-section should not affect your breast surgery in any way. I generally recommend waiting 6 months after breast feeding to allow the pregancy-related changes to resolve before performing any breast surgery. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options but breast augmentation should be an excellent choice.

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Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hi, congratulations on your twins.The answer is no, having prior C-section does not contraindicates a Breast Augmentation Procedure. All of my patients are submitted to extended preops by cardiologist to ensure their good health and low level of risk to undergo surgery.

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