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Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

If you were able to breastfeed before undergoing breast augmentation, it is very likely that you will still be able to breastfeed after the surgery.  We suggest that you mention plans to have more children after breast augmentation during your consultation with Dr. Mark Pinsky. As he devises the plan for your breast enlargement procedure, he can select incisions and breast implant placements that avoid interference with the milk ducts as much as possible. Commonly, the inframammary incision approach with submuscular breast implant positioning delivers optimal results for women who plan to breastfeed; however, the specifics of your breast augmentation surgery may vary.

Although few breastfeeding complications arise among breast augmentation patients, women who undergo breast lift or breast reduction can be more inclined to encounter breastfeeding challenges after surgery. The nature of the incisions and recontouring completed during these procedures are more likely to affect the milk ducts. Our surgeons often advise that women who plan to breastfeed wait until they are done having children to undergo breast lift or breast reduction surgery.

If you have more questions about breastfeeding and breast augmentation, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pinsky.