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how long after breastfeeding can i get breast implants

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
You can but risks?: The ability to nurse depends on whether the ductal system was interrupted or nerve supply to the nipple may have been compromised. However, that is us ... Read More
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually: Any surgical approach that disrupts breast ducts, nerve or blood supply to the breast tissue itself can reduce the ability to breast feed. In general ... Read More
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Dr. Stan Castor
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast feeding: The national studies show about 10% of women can not breast feed after having breast implants. Placing the implants underneath the muscle would disru ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: You should be able to. The implants are normally placed under your breast tissue.
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually yes but ?: The ability to nurse depends on whether the ductal system was interrupted or nerve supply to the nipple may have been compromised. However, that is us ... Read More
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
You can try: Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast f ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Women with breast implants are encouraged to breast feed just as any other woman and most do so without a problem. Some women may experience difficul ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: The surgical technique can minimize the chances of decreased milk production. If incisions are made that disrupt milk ducts, milk production can be im ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Potentially. C video: It is more likely nursing will effect your breast implants than vice versa. (see my youtube video. However the surgical approach, particularly the per ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Most of the time the answer is yes but it depends on the type of surgery done.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kurley
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Although a potential problem with any type of breast surgery is an interference with the ability to breast-feed, the majority of patients who undergo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Genter
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Most likely: Although the fda-approved literature regarding breast feeding after implants suggest that women with implants have difficulty with breast feeding, tha ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hall
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Breast implants themselves do not have a measurable effect on breastfeeding. How your breasts look during pregnancy is a matter of personal opinion, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes.: Cosmetic implant placement should not impact the ability to breastfeed. The implants should be placed behind the chest wall (pectoralis) muscle for s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
30 years experience Pediatrics
Often/not always : Some women with breast implants do breastfeed successfully. The issue is that when the surgeon does the implant, he/she cuts into the breast tissue, ... Read More

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