Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

One of the most common concerns among women of child-bearing age who are contemplating breast augmentation is whether they will still be able to breastfeed after their surgery. Fortunately, many women are able to successfully breastfeed their infants after they undergo breast augmentation.

In reality, some women who have never gone through any type of breast surgery are unable to breastfeed their infants. Conversely, some women who have gone through breast augmentation surgery can breastfeed without any problems whatsoever.

Some factors that may influence whether you will be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation include the following:

  • The state of your breasts prior to the surgery
  • The amount of glandular tissue that is present in your breasts
  • The amount of scarring as a result of your breast augmentation surgery
  • Your choice of breast augmentation incision location

During your initial consultation, Dr. Gartside will review these factors with you in detail and explain all potential risks associated with breast augmentation. While it’s highly likely that you’ll be able to breastfeed after your procedure, you may want to wait to undergo breast augmentation until after you are done having children if this is a serious concern.

If you are located in the Washington, DC area, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today to schedule a breast augmentation consultation.