21. Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Many women with breast implants successfully breastfeed their babies. Recent research has shown that breast implants do not affect the quality of breast milk. Breast implants, however, may affect the ability of some women to breastfeed.
This happens mainly with breast enlargements by nipple cut. Some women may experience mastitis (breast infection) during breastfeeding, which may also cause capsular contracture. If symptoms occur, tell your doctor.
Important safety information:
Before breast augmentation, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with implantation.
It should be noted that a single surgical intervention is usually insufficient. You may need additional unplanned breast surgery due to complications or unsatisfactory results.
The changes to the bust after implantation is irreversible (cannot be undone). In addition, breast implants can affect your ability to breastfeed by reducing milk production or preventing milk from forming.
The most common complications with silicone implants are reoperation, capsule fibrosis, asymmetries and chest pain. One of the rare complications is the silent implant rupture, which is not noticed by the patient or the doctor. The first signs of a defective implant can be a permanent burning or a suddenly unnaturally soft chest.