Pregnancy does not affect the breast implants, although the tissue and skin will experience some level of changes.  To minimize its impact, avoid excessive weight gain to limit stretching of the tissue and prevent the saggy appearance.
What Happens to Breast Implants if You Get Pregnant? Can You still Breast Feed?
Implants do not interfere with pregnancy and usually do not affect breast feeding. Becoming pregnant after getting implants on the other hand can change how your breasts look, both short term and long term.
Breasts can change significantly with pregnancy regardless of whether you have implants. Most women become significantly larger breasted with pregnancy and breast feeding. This is known as “engorgement” and does not involve or affect the implants themselves. Once breast feeding stops, the breasts usually change again – women experience loss of volume and sagging. Many women actually end up smaller breasted than before pregnancy and a “touch-up” procedure is sometimes needed to restore a youthful appearance to the breast even if you’ve had breast augmentation before pregnancy.
Will I be able to breastfeed if I get implants?
In most cases, breast augmentation surgery does not interfere with breastfeeding, because milk ducts are generally not disturbed during the procedure. When implants are placed through an incision made around the areola, milk ducts are sometimes disrupted, which may affect breastfeeding. However, not all women are naturally able to breastfeed, whether or not they have cosmetic breast surgery.
Our patients elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic reasons, including balancing breast size, compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, and correcting a congenital breast defect. Under our expert care, patients enjoy great-looking, natural-feeling breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger after the operation.  Please visit our website at for more information on breast implants or call our office at (817) 473-2120.
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Embarazo no afecta a los implantes mamarios, aunque el tejido y la piel experimentarán algún nivel de cambios. Para minimizar su impacto, evitar el aumento de peso excesivo para limitar el estiramiento del tejido y prevenir la aparición caídos.
¿Qué sucede con los implantes mamarios, si queda embarazada? ¿Se puede todavía dar el pecho?Los implantes no interfieren con el embarazo y por lo general no afectan la lactancia materna. Quedar embarazada después de recibir los implantes, por otro lado puede cambiar la apariencia de sus pechos, tanto a corto como a largo plazo.
Los senos pueden cambiar significativamente con el embarazo, independientemente de si tiene implantes. La mayoría de las mujeres se convierten en pecho significativamente mayor con el embarazo y la lactancia. Esto se conoce como “congestión” y no implica o afecta a los propios implantes. Una vez que la lactancia materna se detiene, los senos suelen cambiar de nuevo – las mujeres experimentan pérdida de volumen y flacidez. Muchas mujeres en realidad terminan más pequeño pecho que antes del embarazo y un procedimiento de “retoque” a veces es necesaria para restaurar una apariencia juvenil a la mama, incluso si usted ha tenido el aumento del pecho antes del embarazo.
¿Podré amamantar si tengo implantes?
En la mayoría de los casos, la cirugía de aumento de senos no interfiere con la lactancia materna, ya que los conductos de leche generalmente no perturbados durante el procedimiento. Cuando los implantes se colocan a través de una incisión alrededor de la areola, conductos de la leche a veces se rompen, lo que puede afectar la lactancia materna. Sin embargo, no todas las mujeres son naturalmente capaces de amamantar, ya sea que tengan o no la cirugía estética de las mamas.
Nuestros pacientes eligen someterse a aumento de senos para muchas diferentes razones médicas y estéticas, incluyendo equilibrar el tamaño del seno, compensando masa de mama reduce después del embarazo o la cirugía, y corrección de un defecto congénito de mama. Bajo nuestra atención de expertos, los pacientes disfrutan de excelente aspecto, los senos-sentimiento natural que son una o más tallas de copa más grande después de la operación. Por favor, visite nuestro sitio web en para obtener más información sobre los implantes mamarios o llame a nuestra oficina al (817) 473 – 2120.

Here’s a snapshot of breast implant statistics and basics, and references to RealSelf worth it ratings.

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This information brought to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa in Mansfield and Soutlake.  For more information visit or call (817) 473-2120.
Dr. Bishara provides a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best. These procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body through minimally invasive techniques that provide highly effective results. Many of these procedures can be combined in order to achieve your desired appearance.


Augmentation mammoplasty, or breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size, shape or fullness of a woman’s breasts. The surgeon places silicone, saline or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue.
Breast augmentation is done to:

  • Enlarge breasts that are naturally small.
  • Restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding.
  • Restore symmetry when the breasts are asymmetrical
  • Restore the breast(s) after surgery as treatment for breast cancer or some other condition or event that affected the size and shape of the breast.

Breast enlargement can boost self esteem- women usually experience a significant boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality after undergoing breast enlargement.
98% of women who underwent breast augmentation surgery said the results met their expectations. Women also reported improvements in quality of life and self-esteem after their procedure.
A study, involving 225 women who were followed for five years, found that:

  • Patients said they were “back to normal” within 25 days of their surgery
  • 85% said their new breast size was “just right”
  • 13% said a larger size would have been better
  • Less than 2% would have preferred a smaller size
  • 1% were not happy with their scars, which are usually in the crease under the breast
  • 75% thought their breast firmness was “just right”
  • 98% said their results met with their expectations

What are breast implants?

A breast implant is a medical prosthesis that is placed inside the breast to augment, reconstruct or create the physical form of the breast.
The outer layer of breast implants is made of firm silicone. The inside of the implant is filled either with salt water (saline solution), silicone gel, or a composite of alternative substances. Makers of breast implants say they should last for at least ten years.

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Breast implants filled with saline solution

There are three main types of breast implants:

    • Saline implants – filled with a sterile saline solution (biological-concentration salt water 0.90% w/v of NaCl, ca. 300 mOsm/L.) which is held within an elastomer silicone shell. These implants can be filled with different amounts of saline solution, which may affect the feel, firmness and shape of the breast.If this type of implant leaks, the solution will be absorbed and expelled by the body naturally.


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A breast implant filled with silicon gel
    • Silicone implants – filled with a viscous silicone gel which is held within an elastomer silicone shell.If a silicone-filled implant leaks, the gel will either stay in the shell or escape into the breast implant pocket. A leaking silicone-filled implant might not collapse. Patients choosing this type of implant should carry out more regular checks with their doctor compared to those on saline solution implants. The condition of the implants can be determined with an MRI or ultrasound scan.

What happens during the breast augmentation procedure?


The patient may have a choice of general or local anesthesia. Under local anesthesia the patient is awake and only the surgical area is numbed. However, in most cases the procedure is done under general anesthesia.

The incision

The surgeon and patient should discuss incision options. The doctor should explain which are most suitable for the patient and her desired outcome.
The following incision options are possible:

  • Inframmammary incision – in the crease under the breast.
  • Transaxillary incision – in the armpit (axilla)
  • Periareolar incision – around the nipple

The choice of which incision to use depends on several factors, including the degree of enlargement, the patient’s anatomy, the type of implant, and surgeon-patient preference.

Inserting and placing the breast implant

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1. Breast after subglandular augmentation.
2. Breast after submuscular augmentation.

The breast implant is inserted into a pocket. Today, there is a choice between two types of placements:

  • A submuscular placement – under the pectoral muscle. When placed here the patient may take slightly longer to recover, compared to subglandular placement, and may also experience a little more post-operative pain.
  • A submammary (subglandular) placement – behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle.

Techniques used today for placing breast implants have significantly improved recovery times.

The incisions are closed

The surgeon closes the incisions with layered sutures (stitches) in the breast tissue, and with skin adhesives, sutures and surgical tape to close the skin and keep it closed.
Initially, there will be evident incision lines. These will fade with time.

View the results

Please view our website at for even more before and after pictures of some of our patients.
Breast augmentation results are visibly evident straight away. There will be some swelling caused by the surgery, which will resolve within a couple of weeks. As the swelling dies down and the incision lines fade, the patient will have a better idea of whether the procedure met her expectations.
Dr. Mark Bishara provides a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best. These procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body through minimally invasive techniques that provide highly effective results. Many of these procedures can be combined in order to achieve your desired appearance.  Please visit our website for before and after pcitures of patients at  Please call our office to receive more information at (817) 473-2120.