Can I have breast implants after giving birth?

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It is recommended that you wait to have breast enlargement surgery until three months after you have finished breast feeding. Depending on how long you breast feed your baby for – if at all – this length of time can vary. During pregnancy, and the breast feeding period, your breasts are constantly changing all the time due to hormones and your body adjusting to the pregnancy. This is why it is best to wait until three months after all this changing is over – because by then your breasts should be back to normal. Bear in mind that after giving birth, your breasts are likely to look different. Another important thing to bear in mind is that after a breast enlargement you advised to avoid picking up anything heavy for at least a week, which could unfortunately include your child, and depending on your own personal healing process this could extend to a number of weeks. You may therefore need to ensure you have a partner, friend, or family member around for the first couple of weeks after surgery to help you with your child, but after the first week or two you should be fine to pick them up as soon as you feel comfortable.

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