Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the perfect baby food, and breast-feeding the ideal way for mother and child to bond. If you plan to breastfeed after having a breast augmentation, be sure you let your cosmetic surgeon know your intent, as it will help him plan implant options that will give you the best outcome.

If you are concerned about your ability to breastfeed after having a breast augmentation, Dr. Paul Angelchik, Phoenix plastic surgeon, can advise you regarding this much-debated topic. The percentage of women choosing to breast feed after augmentation who can breast feed is in line with the percentage of women, in general, who can breast feed.

One of the risks of surgery, regardless of technique is losing the ability to breast feed because of damage to nerves providing sensation to the nipple area. Although there have been studies to suggest otherwise, in Dr. Angelchik’s experience, a periareolar incision does not lead to more numbness if the dissection to create the pocket is done properly. Most numbness is related to pocket dissection, nerve location, and implant size issues, not the location of the incision.

No doubt you have many other questions, and will be happy to know that Dr. Paul Angelchik is happy to give you whatever answers you need. Please contact him to make an appointment for a personal consultation in Phoenix, Glendale or Scottsdale.

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