Breast feeding and pregnancy:
Silicone has never been shown to harm a breast fed baby. Implants themselves do not usually interfere with the ability to breast-feed. Breasts do enlarge as much as 3 bra cup sizes during pregnancy and breast-feeding and a very large implant will add further to the weight resulting in excessive stretching of the breast skin and sageness.
Breasts naturally change in size and shape with age. Augmented breasts will also change with age and the outcome is not predictable.
Silicone breast implants obscure breast tissue on conventional mammograms. It is therefore important to inform the radiographer (person who takes the x-ray pictures) if you had implants in your breasts and additional mammogram may be taken using special techniques. Breast ultrasound or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is useful additional investigations for specific breast problems.
Nipple sensation is altered in about 1 in 7 women after breast augmentation. It can be reduced, heightened or lost. These changes are usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent in a small number of women.