If you are like millions of women who want to improve the size or shape of their breasts, there’s no doubt breast augmentation can increase your self confidence and self-esteem. A plastic surgery guide is a good starting place to learn more information. But if you are also contemplating motherhood and breastfeeding, you should consider three things.
First, your ability to breastfeed after surgery may depend on where the incision is made. If it’s around the areola, milk ducts have a higher percentage of being cut, which may limit or halt milk production. By no means is this standard procedure, but it is something to consider. If incisions are made through the armpit, the chances of damaging the milk ducts are close to zero. For questions or concerns, find a local doctor who is board certified and can address your concerns.
Second, you must also consider what level of pain, if any, you may be willing to tolerate. When pregnant and nursing, your breasts produce milk that may push on your implants, causing some discomfort. While smaller implants decrease this chance, it’s hard to say with 100 percent certainty what will happen in your case. If you are contemplating different sized implants before motherhood, look for guidance in before and after photos to assess the size you want.
Third, if you are concerned that silicone from implants will infect your breast milk, rest assured that contamination is unlikely to occur. But if you are still worried, stress may inhibit your ability to produce the milk your baby needs. You should find a doctor because a qualified plastic surgeon can outline the procedure and explain any risks.
In any instance, it’s important to make an informed decision. We are here to help.