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Will I Be Able to Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Woman holding babyMany young women seeking breast augmentation become concerned about how the procedure could potentially affect their future – if they have children later on, will having breast implants prevent them from being able to breastfeed their newborn? Although this is a common concern, the truth is that if your body was able to produce milk prior to breast augmentation surgery, you should still be capable to do so afterward. A small percentage of all women are simply unable to produce a sufficient amount of milk for a baby, so if a patient has never attempted to breastfeed prior to surgery, it is unknown whether or not she will be able to lactate after breast augmentation.

When performed by a skilled and experienced board certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation surgery should not interfere with the milk ducts or glands in the breast. Regardless of breast implant placement and/or incision location, most women who become new mothers after surgery should be able to breastfeed safely and effectively, assuming their bodies were capable of lactating prior to surgery.

To learn more about breast augmentation, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, please contact our office today.