Will I be able to breastfeed after surgery? It is an important question that nearly every woman, who is considering any type of cosmetic breast surgery, asks. Well, the answer to this question depends on various factors. Most of the women can safely and successfully breastfeed after surgery. Some women can partially breastfeed but there are very little chances of not being able to breastfeed.
Here we will discuss all the important factors that may affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed after cosmetic breast surgery.
Breast surgery and milk production
The amount of milk a woman can produce depends on the type of surgery performed. Although augmentation, lift and reconstruction surgeries can reduce the amount of milk produced, breast reduction surgery is likely to affect the lactation capability the most.
Know how these procedures can affect your lactating capability below.
Breast augmentation and breastfeeding
Most women can successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery but is there any risk of not being able to breastfeed? Yes, but mostly women do not face any problems. The factors that may affect breastfeeding include:
Breast reduction and breastfeeding
Breast reduction surgery is usually considered as the biggest obstacle in successful breastfeeding. There are various possible factors to consider when it comes to breastfeeding after breast reduction. These include:
Breast lift and breastfeeding
Breast lift surgery carries the least amount of risk when it comes to affecting a woman’s breastfeeding capability. The factors that may affect breastfeeding ability after breast lift surgery are:
Breast reconstruction and breastfeeding
Breast reconstruction surgery may or may not affect breastfeeding capability. Women who are concerned about breastfeeding after breast reconstruction surgery must consider these factors:
You will be able to breastfeed fully or partially or you will completely lose breastfeeding capability after cosmetic breast surgeries depending on the aforementioned factors. So, if you have concerns regarding breastfeeding after breast surgery, you should discuss this matter with your plastic surgeon in detail.
If you are considering any cosmetic breast surgery and you want to know more about how the procedures can affect breastfeeding, book a free consultation at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery with our plastic surgeons today. You can fill the online consultation form given below to proceed with an appointment.
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