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:
  • 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.
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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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About Dr. Dennis Dass

About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmD

Dennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.

Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.

Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.