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Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 Breast Augmentation

One of the most common concerns Dr. David Bottger hears from his Philadelphia area patients interested in breast augmentation involves how breastfeeding will be impacted by their procedure. Dr. Bottger understands that breastfeeding is an important part of motherhood, and he will take as much time as necessary to educate you about the potential impact your procedure will have. There are typically three common questions associated with the impact of breast augmentation on breastfeeding:

In most cases, breast augmentation will not impact your ability to breastfeed. Most women who undergo breast augmentation find that they are able to successfully breastfeed after their procedure. However, some studies indicate that the periareolar incision option may increase the risk of breastfeeding difficulties. If this is a concern for you, then you may want to consider a different breast augmentation incision option. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding the safety of breastfeeding with breast implants, and findings have shown that there is no risk to the baby. There is no evidence that breastfeeding after breast augmentation increases the risk of developmental defects, and breastfeeding babies whose mothers have implants gain weight at a healthy rate. You also do not have to worry about breastfeeding impacting your breast augmentation results. Since your body starts producing breast milk during the late stages of pregnancy, any potential impact to your results will have already occurred prior to breastfeeding. Dr. Bottger is happy to discuss these questions and any others you may have regarding how breastfeeding will impact your procedure. The best way to make a fully informed decision is to speak with him in person. If you are interested in breast augmentation in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial consultation.