How Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Affect Breastfeeding?

Breast_Aug_And_BreastfeedingIf you’ve had breast augmentation or if you’re considering it, one question that has probably crossed your mind is how that will affect breastfeeding. This is an excellent question and one that we get from our patients all the time. If you’re unhappy or insecure with your breasts and are considering breast augmentation, Morristown patients should know that it is absolutely possible to breastfeed after the procedure. However, there are a few things you should consider before you go ahead with a breast augmentation.

But the first step in the entire process is to give Dr. Comizio a call at our office at (973) 775-9248. We would love to set up a consultation where you can come in and have an in-person meeting with Dr. Comizio. She has built her entire practice on making sure that all of her patients understand their options before they make a decision on surgery. She’ll talk with you about your concerns and questions, your goals for your breasts, and also conduct an examination. Contact us today and we’ll get you into our Morristown office for a visit as soon as possible.

Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

Here’s the main point that women should know about breastfeeding and breast augmentation: Morristown patients are absolutely able to breastfeed after their procedure. But here are a some of the things that Dr. Comizio discusses with her patients beforehand.

  • Your original breasts matter – Milk production after your breast augmentation will depend heavily on how much milk-producing tissue you have prior to the surgery. For women who have only a small amount tissue to begin with, milk production might be hindered even more from a breast augmentation. Morristown patients will discuss all of this with Dr. Comizio prior to moving forward.
  • The incision – Another huge consideration is the placement of the incision. In particular, an incision around the areola can sever nerves and ducts which could reduce milk production.
  • Implant placement – One last thing to talk with Dr. Comizio about is the placement of the implant. Some implants can be placed under the milk-producing tissue (instead of under the chest muscles) which can restrict the flow of milk, like stepping on a garden hose. If it’s possible, placing the implant under the muscle could prevent this issue from happening.

Other Considerations for Breast Augmentation

Morristown women who are considering having breast augmentation before their next child may want to consider one last thing. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts undergo lots of changes. This is perfectly normal but those changes can also impact the results of your surgery. They could even cause the need for additional repair or revision surgery. In certain cases it can be a good idea to consider waiting to get breast augmentation until after you’ve breastfed your last child.

Whether you’re thinking about starting a family or if you’ve already finished having kids and are interested in breast augmentation, Morristown patients should give Dr. Comizio a call today. As a woman, Dr. Comizio has the highest respect for women who want to boost their self-confidence through both surgical and non-surgical methods. Give us a call today and we’ll get you started with an in-office visit with Dr. Comizio and our friendly staff.