I need to know how long do I need to wait to get pregnant after removing my encapsulated implants and change it for a new ones without having the same problem?
 Ahmed Abd EL Gawad
Ahmed Abd EL Gawad
Cosmetic surgeon, Plastic surgeon
Pregnancy has no relation with breast implants capsules.
To observe a plethora of celebrated outcomes , please follow me on social media; Facebook: Mr Plastic Surgeon & instagram; mrplasticsurgeonuk

 Ajay Mahajan
Ajay Mahajan
Cosmetic surgeon, Plastic surgeon
Bingley
Capsular contracture is unrelated to pregnancy. Unfortunately, the risks of getting a capsular contracture again are high if you have a tendency to form a bad capsule.

Mr. Maisam Fazel
Mr. Maisam Fazel
Cosmetic surgeon, Plastic surgeon
Buckhurst Hill
I would 3 months to ensure that post surgery swelling have settled. Bear in mind pregnancy may change your breast size further.

Mr. Richard Price
Mr. Richard Price
Cosmetic surgeon, Plastic surgeon
Cambridge
It depends upon when you had capsular contracture. If its quite late in the lifespan of your implants (10 years or so) then this may well simply be the natural progression and you are likely to have a similar outcome next time - probably out at 10 years.

If you had capsular contracture early, within 5 years, then it depends whether there was anything that was adverse in the healing process - infections, bleeding etc. If this can be corrected next time then you may be able to avoid early contracture but in reality we don't know for sure what causes capsular contracture and, therefore, how to stop it.

If you have smooth implants, of course, your capsular contracture rate is much higher than with textured - but with textured you need to have a conversation with your surgeon about Lymphoma...

Pregnancy has nothing to do with it but you would not want to be breast feeding after a breast operation!

Good Luck

Mr. Jonathan Staiano
Mr. Jonathan Staiano
Cosmetic surgeon
Edgbaston
Hello. In terms of the capsular contracture, there is no time limit or problem with getting pregnant after surgery.

However, you should be aware that your breasts may change in size and shape, and so it is best to finish your family before changing your implants, if you can.

I normally advise patients to wait a year after having a child to allow the breasts to settle so that we can see what you might need in terms of breast surgery.

 Monika Kaushik
Monika Kaushik
Cosmetic surgeon, General surgeon
Leicester
I agree with Jonathan that it is better to complete the pregnancy and breast feeding phase first before exchange ( if clinically symptoms manageable). Your breast shape will change following pregnancy

Couldn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask another question!

This value is too short. It should have __LIMIT__ character or more.

  • Your question will be published anonymously.
  • Make it one, clear medical question and be brief.
  • Question will go to all specialists using this site. Not to one specific doctor.
  • This service does not replace a consultation with a healthcare professional. If you have a problem or urgency, go to your doctor or emergency room.
  • Questions about a specific case or second opinion requests are not allowed.

Choose the medical specialisation of the doctors you want to send the question to
We will use it to notify you about the answer. It will not be published online.
All the contents published in Doctoralia.co.uk, especially medical question and answers, are informative and in no case must be considered a substitute for medical advice.