The primary consideration of breast augmentation patients is how their new breasts will look following their surgery. After all, the main objective of breast enlargement surgery is to improve the appearance of the breasts by increasing breast volume. But there are more than just aesthetics for patients to consider when considering breast augmentation. If and how breast augmentation can affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed in the future is among the more common questions that I encounter from prospective patients.
In the overwhelming majority of cases, patients who undergo breast augmentation will still be able to safely breastfeed their babies if they choose to. It is not common for breast implants to interfere with breast function, meaning that most patients will have the same ability to breastfeed as they did before their surgery. However, every woman’s body is different and some exceptions do apply. In rare instances, complications like a loss of sensation in the breast can potentially impact a patient’s chances of breastfeeding. In the video below, I discuss the relationship between breast augmentation and breastfeeding.
If you are concerned about potential complications before cosmetic surgery, the best thing to do is to speak with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon at-length before making any final decisions. Even the most common, relatively low-risk procedures like breast augmentation call for a skilled, knowledgeable surgeon with considerable experience performing your respective surgery. For more information on breast augmentation or other cosmetic procedures I perform, please contact me, Dr. Frank Elliott, today to schedule a plastic surgery consultation. And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more helpful tips, videos, and much more.