A common concern for women considering breast augmentation is whether breast implants will impact their ability to breastfeed in the future. Breastfeeding offers many benefits to a baby and to the mother. If you plan on having children in the future and would like to breastfeed, it is important to discuss these plans with Connecticut plastic surgeon Dr. Stanley Foster during your initial consultation.
In most cases, breast augmentation should not affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. However, there are certain instances where your procedure may make it more difficult to breastfeed, especially if the milk ducts are disrupted during surgery. This risk is slightly greater if you choose the peri-areolar incision option.
Studies have shown that breastfeeding after breast augmentation is completely safe, regardless of whether you have saline or silicone breast implants. In fact, the silicone level in breast milk is no different for women with silicone implants than for women who have never undergone breast augmentation. It is also less than the silicone content present in cow’s milk or in commercial baby formula.
There is no need to worry about silicone leaking into breast milk in the event of a breast implant rupture. Studies have shown that the silicone molecules comprising the silicone gel in breast implants are too large to pass through the milk ducts and breast gland tissue.
It is important to understand that future pregnancies may impact your breast augmentation results. Your breasts will change and grow as a result of pregnancy, and these changes can potentially have an adverse affect on your breast augmentation results.
There is no guarantee that your results will be impacted by pregnancy. In fact, many women who become pregnant after breast augmentation find that their results still look great after childbirth and breastfeeding. However, you should be aware of these risks, and that there is a chance you may need a revision procedure after pregnancy to restore the beautiful results you initially achieved.
Due to these risks, you may want to consider waiting until after you are done having children to undergo breast augmentation. Dr. Foster will discuss the impact of pregnancy on breast augmentation with you in great detail at your initial consultation.
Please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Stanley Foster serves patients in Hartford, Greenwich, Waterbury, and Glastonbury, Connecticut.
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