Breast Augmentation & Pregnancy | Breastfeeding & Breast Implants | The Plastic Surgery Clinic


One of the most common questions I get when
people ask me or come see me about breast augmentation is, what’s going to happen to
my breasts as I grow older? What’s going to happen when I have children? What’s going
to happen when I breastfeed? And those are great questions. First of all, let me tell
you that there is no problem with breastfeeding or having children when you have breast implants.
Breast implants don’t affect your baby, don’t affect breastfeeding, and breastfeeding and
having babies doesn’t affect your implants. What’s going to happen to your breasts, though,
depends on what’s going to happen – this operation doesn’t change gravity, it doesn’t change
the future, and it doesn’t affect normal aging. So as you age, your breasts will change but
they’ll change like normal breasts. And when you breastfeed, your breasts will change the
way normal breasts change. So your breasts will do whatever a normal breast does. The
key is your breasts will always look better than if you had done nothing, so you’ll always
look better than a patient who looks exactly like you but didn’t have a breast implant.
And for sure we know that it doesn’t hurt the baby and it doesn’t affect breast milk
or breastfeeding at all. Women say, “well should I wait till after I have my children?”
Well we’ve had lots of patients who’ve come in to see us and are young, have their breast
augmentation, have kids. For most women, they never need to do anything and their breasts
still look great. Some women sometimes need a lift afterwards, but most don’t, and they
live their whole lives with their original set of implants.

3 thoughts on “Breast Augmentation & Pregnancy | Breastfeeding & Breast Implants | The Plastic Surgery Clinic

  1. I've read that those with breast implants that are inserted at the lower margin of the areola have a more difficult time breast feeding. Have you noticed this to be true? Mostly they states the milk production is still there but is decreased and supplemention is needed. Thanks

  2. Breast implants very much can affect your ability to breastfeed! If the implant is over the muscle, there is the possibility of it interfering with the milk ducts. If they go in through the nipple I would be surprised if it doesn't stop all milk production full stop. Under the muscle is more unlikely but factors which might come into play are implant size and your doctor. It might just be that the doctors in the UK and Europe don't lie to you to get you in. I guarantee when you go to your appointment they will have to say there is a chance you won't be able to breastfeed but follow it up with 'but it's a very small possiblity'. Doesn't sound as good in the video though does it.

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