Many women, who are contemplating having breast augmentation and are planning to have children, often have concerns about how this procedure will affect them and their new born baby.
Studies have shown that in most cases women should still be able to breast feed, once their babies are born, after undergoing breast augmentation. However, there are exceptions. Those women who underwent breast augmentation using the periareolar technique, (where the incision is placed under the periareolar nipple), suffer a higher risk of not being able to breast feed their babies than those that have a transaxillary, inframammary or bellybutton incision procedure instead.
Furthermore, the placement of the breast implant, either silicone gel or saline filled, below the pectoralis muscle may also be recommended. However, even when the placement of the implant is subglandular, breast feeding is not necessarily compromised.
Other concerns women have is for infant safety. With over a decade of extensive studies on breast augmentation there has been no measurable risks to infants, from breast feeding, after the procedure.
The one downside to having breast augmentation, prior to having children, is the increased chance to develop ptosis (sagging breasts), since a woman’s breast size increases during and after a pregnancy.
If you have more concerns or questions prior to getting pregnant, it is better to understand all the risks that breast augmentation can cause following surgery.
If you live in the Inland Empire, contact Dr. Park and Dr. Sorosky today for your free breast augmentation consultation or call (909) 981-8985.