Breast implants are extremely popular, that’s a fact.
Many young women are opting for this self-confidence booster but may not have considered their new breasts in light of a later decision to breast-feed their child.
Successful breast-feeding may depend on how your breast augmentation is performed, specifically the type of incisions and where they are made.
If incisions are made under the breast or through the axilla, problems with breast feeding should be minimal, as the implants are inserted without damaging milk ducts or nerves.
If incisions are made on or around the areola, there is a chance that the milk ducts and nerves could be severed, limiting the ability for the milk to reach the nipples.
Nipple sensitivity is a side effect of breast-feeding. Following breast augmentation, nipple sensitivity may be more pronounced. This is especially true for women who have had their implants placed via incisions made around the areola.
Engorgement is a common problem for many new nursing mothers. For women who have had breast implants, breast milk production may be more of an issue and breast engorgement may be more severe.
Are There Risks For The Baby?
Some women are very concerned about the potential side effects of breast implants to their baby. This may mean that they choose not to breast-feed. This fear is usually rooted in what is inside breast implants, specifically silicone. However, studies have shown that it there is no silicone in the breast milk of woman who have had a breast augmentation.
The Take Away?
- Every woman is unique, so it is important to express your concerns to your surgeon prior to deciding upon breast augmentation.
- Breast-feeding can be a joyous but also stressful time for new mothers. Even without breast augmentation, many women will have issues with breast feeding and there are a variety of factors that come into play.
- Many women find that they are able to successfully breast-feed with implants.
Call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Specialists for a consultation appointment and let Dr. Dembny address any concerns you may have.