Many breast augmentation patients who wish to have children in the future wonder if they will be able to breastfeed after receiving implants. This is a common question our plastic surgeons hear, and they are always happy to reassure women that getting breast implants should not affect their ability to produce milk. The truth is, women who could breastfeed prior to their augmentation should have no problem breastfeeding in the future. Studies have shown that neither the implant placement or incision location should affect your ability to lactate, as long as you meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in the procedure.
However, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to express them to your plastic surgeon. To further reduce your low risk of damage to surrounding nerves or milk ducts, your surgeon may recommend specific surgical techniques. This includes either an inframammary incision (located in the crease below the breast) or transaxillary incision (in the underarm), as well as implant placement below the muscle.
When you come in for your consultation at New York Plastic Surgical Group, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will answer any questions you may have and educate you on the decisions involved in your procedure to ensure you make an informed decision.