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How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children? .

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possibly.

Depending on exactly what type of procedure is performed ( best discussed with your plastic surgeon), some patients are not able to breast-feed after any type of breast surgery that involves incisions around the areola.
Again, best to check with your plastic surgeon for more specific advice/predictions. Best wishes.

In brief: Possibly.

Depending on exactly what type of procedure is performed ( best discussed with your plastic surgeon), some patients are not able to breast-feed after any type of breast surgery that involves incisions around the areola.
Again, best to check with your plastic surgeon for more specific advice/predictions. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Julio Garcia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The

The only thing that will affect the ability to breast feed is cutting the ducts within the breast.
A straight areolar reduction should not need to cut into the breast at all so the breast feeding should not be affected.

In brief: The

The only thing that will affect the ability to breast feed is cutting the ducts within the breast.
A straight areolar reduction should not need to cut into the breast at all so the breast feeding should not be affected.
Dr. Julio Garcia
Dr. Julio Garcia
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Dr. Robert Brueck
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: As

As long as the ductule structure of the breast is intact you still should be able to nurse.
Usually when we reduce the areola it is only skin.www.beautybybrueck.

In brief: As

As long as the ductule structure of the breast is intact you still should be able to nurse.
Usually when we reduce the areola it is only skin.www.beautybybrueck.
Dr. Robert Brueck
Dr. Robert Brueck
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