Breast Implants and Breastfeeding


If you plan on having children in the future, one of the considerations you will need to make prior to your Phoenix breast augmentation procedure is how implants will affect breastfeeding. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing for certain. However, Phoenix breast augmentation surgeon Dr. John Corey can make surgical adjustments that are less likely to interfere with breastfeeding. During your initial consultation, be sure to tell Dr. Corey if you plan on having children in the future. This will enable him to customize your breast augmentation options to meet your exact needs.

Reducing Risks

To reduce your risk for breastfeeding difficulties, Dr. Corey may recommend:

  • Making your incision underneath your breast or in your armpit – this will eliminate the risk of impacted nipple sensitivity that can accompany periareolar incisions
  • Placing your implants underneath the muscles in your chest – this will help reduce your risk of compressed milk ducts

There is no guarantee that breast implants will not impact your ability to breastfeed, but steps can be taken to reduce your risks. Dr. Corey will be happy to discuss this and any other concerns you may have about breast augmentation during your initial consultation.

If you live the Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, or areas of Arizona and would like to learn about the risks and benefits of breast augmentation, please contact Dr. John J. Corey, MD to schedule an initial consultation today.