Pregnancy After Plastic Surgery – Orlando Plastic Surgeon Addresses Common Concerns
Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, a plastic surgeon in the Orlando area, dispels popular misconceptions about the effects plastic surgery may have on pregnancy.
Orlando, FL — While plastic surgery procedures such as a mommy makeover are popular after having children, Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani says women who have yet to start a family often express concern over how certain cosmetic surgeries might affect future pregnancies. Although he typically advises patients to delay certain procedures until after childbirth, the plastic surgeon offers advice to help his patients understand what they can expect if they choose to undergo surgery prior to pregnancy.
According to Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, a common question he hears from women interested in breast implants is, “Will I be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation?” He explains that when performed by a skilled and experienced board certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation should not interfere with a woman’s ability to lactate. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani notes that there is a small percentage of women whose bodies are unable to produce enough milk for a baby regardless of whether or not they undergo breast surgery. If these women have never attempted to breastfeed prior to breast augmentation, he explains that they may not realize they fall into this statistic, therefore incorrectly assuming the inability to lactate is due to their breast implants.
Women considering abdominoplasty are generally cautioned to wait until they are done having children, says Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, though some patients may still end up deciding to have children later on in life. He assures patients that the surgery should not impede a woman’s ability to carry a baby, but reminds them that if they become pregnant after a tummy tuck, there may be a need to repeat the procedure later on.
Overall, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani says the majority of plastic surgery procedures – when performed safely and correctly – should not negatively affect a woman’s ability to carry or nurture her child. However, he strongly encourages anyone considering cosmetic enhancement to seek the advice of an experienced board certified plastic surgeon who can provide personalized answers to any questions or concerns they may have.
About Jon Paul Trevisani, MD, FACS
Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Orlando area, and is currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He has been recognized as one of the top 25 breast augmentation plastic surgeons in the United States through an appointment to the Physician Advisory Board for the LEAD (Leadership, Experience in Augmentation and Development) program, hosted by the Mentor Corporation. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is an active member of several distinguished organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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