Is Breast Feeding Appropriate After Having a Breast Augmentation?
Whether or not one can engage in breast feeding after a breast augmentation is one of the most commonly asked questions for patients considering the procedure. The basic answer is YES. It is very unlikely that a breast augmentation will interfere with your ability to breast feed. The reason is that even if a periareolar or inframammary incision is used, it is unlikely that the ducts from the milk glands will be cut.
It is important to know that approximately 10% of all women will have trouble breastfeeding, so if you have trouble breast feeding, it is probably NOT due to having had a breast augmentation.
What About Breast Feeding After A Breast Lift?
The answer can be a bit more complicated with an associated breast lift. A donut mastopexy, because it is just removing skin and sliding the nipple areolar complex upwards, is very, very unlikely to interfere with breastfeeding.
The vertical mastopexy, because it is re-arranging the breast architecture, has some small probability of interfering with breastfeeding but I think this is fairly unlikely as well.
Thinking about a breast augmentation or breast lift? Please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Berman. He’ll address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.
And be sure to check out our videos below for a look inside the procedure as well as some information from Dr. Berman on things to consider when getting a breast augmentation.
You can also check out this video testimonial from one our recent breast augmentation patients!