24 doctors weighed in:
Can my breast implants leak fluid into my milk?
24 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree
In brief: No
This is highly unlikely.
The implant would first have to rupture, then leak, and the contents then would have to enter the milk ducts.

In brief: No
This is highly unlikely.
The implant would first have to rupture, then leak, and the contents then would have to enter the milk ducts.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Dr. James Chappell
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely at all
Implants are "walled off" by scar tissue naturally when they are placed.
Even with rupture, this is not likely.

In brief: Not likely at all
Implants are "walled off" by scar tissue naturally when they are placed.
Even with rupture, this is not likely.
Dr. James Chappell
Dr. James Chappell
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Insignificant
The amount of silicone released into breast milk is generally negligible.

In brief: Insignificant
The amount of silicone released into breast milk is generally negligible.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Earl Ferguson
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Extremely unlikely
If saline implants, fluid will be resorbed from the pocket without sequelae.
If silicone implants, new gels are called 'cohesive' because they stick together even when outside the shell. An extensive study of implants by the nih showed no higher levels of silicone in the milk of mothers with implants than in those without.

In brief: Extremely unlikely
If saline implants, fluid will be resorbed from the pocket without sequelae.
If silicone implants, new gels are called 'cohesive' because they stick together even when outside the shell. An extensive study of implants by the nih showed no higher levels of silicone in the milk of mothers with implants than in those without.
Dr. Earl Ferguson
Dr. Earl Ferguson
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It has been proven to be safe to breast feed after having implants.

In brief: No
It has been proven to be safe to breast feed after having implants.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Does not occur.

In brief: No
Does not occur.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The implant is isolated from the breast tissue whether it is placed under the gland or under the muscle by the capsule.
The capsule is simply scar tissue that your body uses to isolate any foreign object- so there is no way any material could get into milk.

In brief: No
The implant is isolated from the breast tissue whether it is placed under the gland or under the muscle by the capsule.
The capsule is simply scar tissue that your body uses to isolate any foreign object- so there is no way any material could get into milk.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Breast implants do not have a connection to the milk glands or milk ducts.
If the implants leak, the material would be outside of the glands or ducts.

In brief: No
Breast implants do not have a connection to the milk glands or milk ducts.
If the implants leak, the material would be outside of the glands or ducts.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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