Breastfeeding after breast lift and augmentation: Beverly Hills surgeon explains
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:
- Weight loss
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.
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