Women choose to get a breast augmentation for many reasons. Most of the time it’s for aesthetic purposes, but there could also be medical reasons why breast augmentation is necessary. One thing Beverly Hills women need to take into consideration beforehand is whether they plan to have children in the future. For people who plan to breastfeed their child, one of the most common questions Dr. Bruno receives is whether the breast augmentation will have an impact on their milk production. The answer isn’t quite as simple as it may seem.
It’s entirely possible for mothers to breastfeed their baby. Some women may experience lower milk production, while others don’t. The plastic surgeon used makes a big difference as well, so it’s important to work with the best and tell them any plans on having children. Studies are somewhat inconclusive when it comes to the relationship between breast augmentation and milk production, but here’s what we know.
Mothers Can Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation
There’s no reason to be worried about breastfeeding a child with breast implants. A concern many years ago was how the silicone could impact milk supply or quality. However, the vast majority of doctors today deem them to be completely safe, so Beverly Hills mothers can feel confident they are feeding their baby quality milk, even with implants.
The type of incision the plastic surgeon makes can play a role in a mother’s ability to breastfeed as well. It’s important for women to tell Dr. Bruno about their plans to have children, so he can avoid making any incisions near the areola. This type of incision can make it much harder to breastfeed and produce a constant supply of milk, but most of the time there are ways to avoid it.
Milk Production May Be Lower
Research shows there are just as many biological reasons and environmental factors that impact milk production as there are reasons why a breast augmentation negatively impacts it. This is why medical professionals can’t determine definitively whether there is a direct correlation between breast augmentation and lower milk production. Mothers in Beverly Hills could experience lower milk production if they’ve previously had a breast augmentation, but that’s not necessarily the only reason why production is lower.
The Plastic Surgeon Makes a Big Difference
Medical professionals agree that the plastic surgeon who performs the breast augmentation makes a significant difference in whether mothers can produce enough milk. Dr. Bruno will always ask whether women are breastfeeding currently or plan on it in the future. This can change the way he performs the procedure since certain incisions should not be made. He will also make sure enough breast tissue remains intact to boost the chances of having high milk production.
Beverly Hills women can rest easy when they are considering having Dr. Bruno perform their breast augmentation. Dr. Bruno always keeps the patient’s best interests in mind and will ensure a full recovery. Two of the main factors for quality milk production when you’ve had a breast augmentation are the experience of the surgeon and how you care for your body afterward. Dr. Bruno will help you with both and be a valuable resource.
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, but have any concerns at all, contact William Bruno Plastic Surgery at (310) 461-3855 to set up a friendly consultation today.