Can You Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation or Reduction?

Learn More About Breast Augmentation in Vaughan

Mother Breastfeeding Her ChildMany women are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. From large breasts that cause back pain and difficulty exercising, to small or uneven breasts, the team at UELC understands the huge range of body types and concerns that women face. If you are planning to have children soon or sometime in the future, you may have concerns about how breast augmentation surgery or breast reduction will impact your ability to breastfeed. This is an important consideration and one that your plastic surgeon will discuss with you.

There are some basic facts that you should understand before undergoing the procedure.

  • Breast Feeding is Individual – Not all women are able to breastfeed. If you have had children previously and were able to breastfeed, breast augmentation should not have an impact on your ability to do so in the future. Some women are naturally unable to breastfeed, particularly those with smaller breasts. Those who have never breastfed before could mistakenly attribute this inability to their procedure in later years. For this reason, there is always a level of uncertainty. However, with an experienced team of certified plastic surgeons completing your breast augmentation risk can be lowered. Surgery that is completed without any complications should not impact milk-producing glands.
  • Breast Implants are Riskier – Implants that are placed through an areolar incision pose the biggest risk to impacting the ability to breastfeed in the future. However, surgical techniques can be used to avoid disrupting the glands. Inframammary incisions and implant placement beneath the pectoral muscles can help avoid complications.
  • Surgery is Individual – A personal assessment and physical examination are required to determine the individual’s risk level. Depending on your goals for the outcome of the surgery, risk levels may vary. Your plastic surgeon will be able to assess the likelihood and extent of scarring, and use Breast Augmentation Techniques that can help minimize nerve disruption and reduced milk production in the future.

Talk to your surgeon at your consultation for Breast Implants in Vaughan to determine the specific details for your case. Every patient has a different body type, lifestyle, and personal considerations to make before undergoing elective surgery. The knowledgeable team at UELC is here to support your overall health and wellness by answering any questions and providing a thorough and personalized consultation.

Contact Our Plastic Surgeons in Vaughan for an Assessment

Young Mother Feeding Breast her baby at homeTalk to the friendly staff at UELC to ease your concerns and learn more about your specific candidacy for breast augmentation. With years of experience placing natural-looking breast implants and performing breast reductions, we understand the concerns women face when changing their bodies. Learn how we can make the change as easy and safe as possible by contacting us today.

Book your initial consultation to learn more about breast augmentation in Vaughan. Call 416-653-8352 to schedule your appointment or Contact us online.

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