What to Know About Breast Implants Before and After Having Children

by | Nov 30, 2018 | Breast Implants Before and After, Plastic Surgeon Feature

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

Having children changes a woman’s life in many wonderful ways. Motherhood is a joyful and fulfilling role, but it also requires sacrifice and selflessness. Breast changes brought on by bearing children can be difficult for many women to accept because even if they start to feel like themselves again, they may not ever look the same. Pregnancy and nursing can stretch the breasts and make them appear voluptuous and full, but after those stages are over, your breasts may end up looking deflated. Your breasts will never be the same as they were before you had children, but you can get the fulness and size you want to restore your confidence and satisfaction with your post-baby body. If you have thought about getting breast implants before and after having children, it is important to consider your options for implants that will give you beautiful, worry-free results.

Your Post-Baby Breast Implant Options

Whether you are having a full mommy makeover or just a breast augmentation, your options for breast implants before and after having children are the same. For decades, women have had two choices for breast implant types: saline implants or silicone gel implants. Each has its unique advantages and disadvantages in terms of appearance, feel, risks, and peace of mind. Now, women have a third option with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants that provides the best of both worlds.

  • Saline breast implants are filled with saline, which is a sterile saltwater solution and are FDA-approved for women 18 and older. The way they feel is comparable to a water balloon because the implant gets its shape from the saline inside. When they are used for breast augmentation, saline implants have the tendency to ripple and wrinkle as gravity pulls on them. Saline implants can make the breasts appear rounder and more firm. They are also known for “bottoming out” because they can weigh more than silicone gel implants. All of these factors contribute to a less natural look and feel; however, many women still choose saline implants because of the peace of mind they have knowing that the only thing that can escape their implant in case of rupture is harmless saline.  
  • Silicone gel breast implants are a popular choice among breast augmentation patients and are approved by the FDA for women age 22 and up. Inside, they contain silicone gel that is similar in viscosity to real breast tissue. They have a soft feel, a more natural appearance, and are less likely to wrinkle and ripple than saline implants. Many women are happy with their results from silicone gel breast implants before and after having children; however, there are other important factors to consider. Women with silicone gel implants run the risk of experiencing silent rupture. If the implant begins to leak, there is no way to know without having an MRI, and even an MRI is not guaranteed to be 100 percent accurate.
  • IDEAL IMPLANT ® Structured Breast Implants are the newest option for breast augmentation patients who do not want to compromise on either security or beauty. After almost 10 years of development and testing, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by the FDA and Health Canada as a new breast implant choice for women. They are saline-filled, structured breast implants that combine the peace of mind of saline implants with a natural feel that compares to silicone gel. The IDEAL IMPLANT’s internal chambers give it a more defined, natural-looking shape than saline implants. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, you will always know your implants are intact just by looking in the mirror. Without the risk of silent rupture, you can enjoy your breast implants worry-free.

IDEAL IMPLANT: The No-Hassle Choice for Women

Women with children have enough on their plates without having to worry about whether their breast implants are intact. The FDA recommends women with silicone gel implants get an MRI every couple of years to look for silent rupture. These screenings can quickly add up in cost as they are often not covered by insurance companies. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, you will never need to worry about getting regular MRIs or replacing your implants every 10 years.  

If your IDEAL IMPLANT does rupture, you will know as soon as you look in the mirror. Your implant will partially deflate and you can rest assured knowing your body can easily absorb the safe saline solution that escapes. Another added benefit of the IDEAL IMPLANT is that your breast implants before and after rupture will never leak any silicone gel into your body. The IDEAL IMPLANT has zero risk of silent rupture and allows women to have the peace of mind they need from a beautiful implant.  

Breast Implants Before and After Photos With Dr. Creech

Breast augmentation is a highly individual procedure, with results that vary from woman to woman. Looking at breast implants before and after photos of patients with body types that are similar to yours can help you understand what kind of outcome you can expect from your surgery. It can also improve your communication with your plastic surgeon regarding the results you want. The following photo is of a 38 year-old woman who received the IDEAL IMPLANT. In her “after” pictures, her left breast implant is filled with 515cc and her right is filled with 580cc.

This patient in the breast implants before and after photos below is 38 years old. She chose the IDEAL IMPLANT with 555cc in her left breast implant and 625cc in the right.

The 37 year-old patient in these photos weighs 102 pounds and is 5’2”. Dr. Creech performed her breast augmentation using the IDEAL IMPLANT with submuscular placement and an areolar incision. The left breast has 475cc and the right breast has 535cc.

Trust Dr. Creech With Your Cosmetic Goals

Dr. David Creech has been performing breast augmentation at his practice since 1988. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Arizona Society for Plastic Surgery. His extensive training and experience allow him to give his patients the highest standard of quality care and results. From the moment each patient walks through the door, Dr. Creech and his staff make it their priority to provide an experience that is exceptional.

Dr. Creech is part of an exclusive network of plastic surgeons throughout the U.S. to offer the new IDEAL IMPLANT. Women interested in breast augmentation can discuss with Dr. Creech about the benefits of choosing the IDEAL IMPLANT and why it could be the best option for their breast implants before and after having children.

Dr. Creech and the IDEAL IMPLANT to Get Your Body Back

Considering breast implants in Arizona? Contact Dr. David M. Creech today to discuss your options. Simply call (480) 899-3737, or visit www.davidcreechmd.com. Dr. Creech’s office is located at 485 S. Dobson Road, Suite 217, Chandler, AZ, 85224. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.