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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

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Dr. James Kurley
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast feeding: Absolutely, there is no contraindications to breast feeding after a breast augmentation.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
80% Can: There is typically no contraindication with breast feeding after implant surgery. However, 10 -15% of woman may have difficulty with milk production. This statistic may be higher in woman who have had incisions around the nipple.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Most can: Depends on the position of the implant (above vs. Below the muscle) and whether you need lifting in addition to the implant. Make sure you ask your surgeon about your particular chances depending on what procedure you will undergo.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Majority: The majority of patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery are able to breast-feed successfully; the exact percentage of “diminished ability” is hard to determine given that some ladies are not able to breast-feed even without having had breast surgery in the past.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can it be possible for women with breast implants to breast feed?

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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 breast augmentation surgery are able to breast-feed successfully.

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