Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding


Breast augmentation does not always interfere with breastfeeding, but certain breast enhancement options can increase your risk of complications. During your initial consultation with breast augmentation surgeon Dr. John Corey, be sure to honestly discuss your future plans for children, even if those plans are undecided. This will allow Dr. Corey to customize your breast augmentation procedure to help guard against breastfeeding complications.

There are two ways in which breast augmentation can potentially interfere with breastfeeding: interruption and compression of milk ducts. To avoid this, Dr. Corey will need to tailor your options to include:

By making incisions underneath the breast or in the armpit, it eliminates the possibility of surgical interruption of milk ducts in and around the nipple and by placing the implant underneath the muscles in your chest, it is less likely that milk ducts will be compressed.

It is important to remember that there is no guarantee that you will not face some troubles breastfeeding following augmentation. However, these surgical steps can greatly help reduce breastfeeding complications while still enabling you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

If you live the , Arizona area and would like to learn more about your breast augmentation options, please contact Dr. John J. Corey today to schedule your initial consultation.