Manhattan, Long Island, New York City, NY – There is a pervasive myth that woman cannot breastfeed after undergoing breast surgery, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction.
There are many factors that affect whether a mother can breastfeed her child, such as milk supply and an adequate support system. Prior breast surgery is just one consideration that generally does not stand in the way of experiencing this special bond with your child.
The myth that breast surgery interferes with breastfeeding probably stems from a misunderstanding of how breast surgery procedures are performed. During breast augmentation, breast implants are placed in a way that should avoid interference with milk ducts or mammary glands. While breast reduction does involve the removal of breast tissue, enough glandular tissue remains in most cases to allow for milk production.
Discuss your concerns about breastfeeding with your surgeon prior to surgery. Techniques can be used to ensure that nerves are not severed in the breast and nipple that would inhibit your ability to nurse.
You may also want to consider waiting until after childbearing to have a breast augmentation, lift or reduction, simply because breast tissue will naturally be altered during pregnancy and breastfeeding and can alter your results.
To discuss your breast surgery options and the proper timing for your procedure, call Allure Plastic Surgery today at (212) 661-2563 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced New York plastic surgeon.