Breastfeeding after breast lift and augmentation: Beverly Hills surgeon explains

Dr Dass says Breastfeeding after breast lift

Breast lift and augmentation can be a great solution to drooping, “deflated” breasts. However, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Dennis Dass, finds that women who may want children in the future have a common concern, “Will I be able to breastfeed after cosmetic surgery?”

Breast lift and augmentation

A breast lift involves removing excess skin, and tightening surrounding tissues to re-contour and support breasts. It corrects loss of elasticity resulting from:
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight loss
  • Aging
  • Heredity
Breast augmentation is inserting saline or silicone implants to supplement the size of breasts. It is not unusual to combine the procedures for maximum impact.

Breastfeeding after cosmetic surgery

During pregnancy, the developing placenta stimulates release of hormones that trigger production of milk. By the time baby arrives, glandular tissue has expanded significantly – sometimes adding a pound or more to each breast. If you have very large implants, engorgement could be exaggerated. In addition, some breast surgery methods can reduce nipple sensitivity, which may reduce likelihood of producing a full milk supply.

Most women are able to breastfeed normally after cosmetic surgery. If children are likely in your future, Dr. Dass will explain the most appropriate methods to preserve this option.

Smart choices for future breastfeeding

Breast surgeries with incisions around the areola do not necessarily result in breastfeeding complications. Dr. Dass can make the breast augmentation incision at the inframammary crease (below the breast) to avoid an areolar incision. These sites produce attractive, predictable results with unobtrusive scars.

Breast lift, however, requires a periareolar incision (around the nipple). If you plan to have more children and breastfeed in the future, you may want to postpone breast lift surgery to avoid recurrent breast droopiness.

Call (855) 496-4646 today to schedule a consultation to discuss your breast enhancement goals and options frankly and discreetly.

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  • Dennis Dass, MD
    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Roxy

    I'm very happy I had my breasts done. I'm so much more confident now.*
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    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by janicegold

    Highly recommended. Thank you doctor! I appreciate everything you have done for me. The experience & results were great!*
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    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Laura

    I'm so happy I did it. My daughter was amazed at the difference*
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    The recovery was quicker than I expected.*
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    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Melissa

    I have hated my tattoo for years and wanted to get it removed. After a painful experience with a local laser center, I sought out a different provider and found Dr. Dass. He uses the PicoSure laser instead of the traditional Q-switched laser. My first session with him was painless from beginning to end. He numbed the entire area! His staff are caring and warm. I am so lucky I found Dr. Dass!*
  • Dennis Dass, MD
    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Robert M

    So…I was in Los Angeles for a conference this summer and realized that I needed liposuction because I’ve been too busy with work. I decided to have it done while I was out there since Beverly Hills is the plastic surgery capital of the world. I had a consult and immediately booked Smartlipo on my belly and love handles. It was perfect because I had the weekend to recover before flying back home. Its like night and day, I’ve gone down like 4 inches on my waist and the love handles are completely gone. Two thumbs up, way up.*
  • Dennis Dass, MD
    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Robert M

    I had to write a review for Dr Dass, because I absolutely love the results from my breast augmentation . He spent time with me and I didn’t feel rushed. Went with the Sientra implants for my piece of mind. The recovery was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and he saw me for all of my follow-ups. I highly recommend seeing him.*
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