Does Breast Augmentation affect Breastfeeding?

Serving all of Northern Colorado including Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Cheyenne, Wyoming and Nebraska

Posted Date: 
Thu, 07/26/2012

Breastfeeding is an important part of motherhood, both for the health and wellbeing of your child and yourself. Many women considering breast augmentation are concerned it will interfere with their ability to breastfeed. In general, most women have no problem breastfeeding after breast augmentation.

If you are concerned about breastfeeding and breast augmentation, we invite you to speak to our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon. Your initial consultation is free of cost, and Dr. Gonyon can address all of your questions so you can make informed decisions about your body.

Although concerns were once raised in the past, neither type of breast implant poses a risk to a breastfeeding baby. Studies have shown that neither silicone nor saline breast implants can harm a breastfeeding infant.

For the vast majority of women, breast augmentation does not interfere with the ability to breastfeed. The majority of studies show that, regardless of incision location or placement, breast implants do not prevent breastfeeding.

Feeling good about the appearance of your breasts is important. Breast augmentation lets you enjoy revitalized breast shape and fullness without compromising your ability to care for your baby.

To learn more about breast augmentation for women in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Northern Colorado, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.