Breast augmentation, also known as breast implantation is the artificial way of enhancing the breast size. The ability to do breastfeeding after a breast augmentation depends upon various factors but the answer is yes but you have to be aware of all the possible complications and risks.
Surgically breast enhancement is done using silicone or saline implants. These implants are more or less sensitive to than normal and do not cause much problem during breastfeeding. These implants may push the nearby tissues of the mammary glands. This may decrease the amount of breast milk made or stored in your breasts. Implants can also pinch milk ducts, block the flow of breast milk and make your breasts swell. You may feel more pain when your breasts are full of milk. Pain may increase while breastfeeding and may cause you to stop breastfeeding.
Some doctors claim that breastfeeding after breast implantation could depend on the type of surgery and the incision site. Incision done around the nipple edges (aerola) called as periareolar incision is believed to be quite risky. Nerves and vessels could be damaged during the surgery and this may interrupt or disturb the milk ducts.
If you are thinking of a breast implant then it’s better to do it after having baby as your breasts can change after surgery. Breast augmentation is harmless if performed carefully.
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