If you’ve had a breast augmentation in Tijuana or are considering it, then you might wonder “can you breastfeed with breast implants?”
This is a common question that we get from our patients. While every person is unique, the general answer is yes, you can breastfeed after breast augmentation.
However, let’s take a deeper look at this question of breastfeeding with implants to see if it’s right for you.
Whether you’ve had silicone or saline breast implants, you can breastfeed. The reason for this is the anatomy of the breast.
The glands and ducts are located to the exterior of the implant itself. This means the function of this part of your body is unaffected by breast augmentations.
Furthermore, a few decades ago, silicone may have had a likelihood of leaching into your breast milk. These days, the implants are incredibly well designed and safe to avoid leaching.
Even if a saline implant would rupture, which is rare, you would be able to tell immediately.
Having a breast lift or other type of augmentation shouldn’t keep you from breastfeeding in any regard. Modern breast implant surgeons know how to place the implant in a way that doesn’t affect your milk supply.
This is true with two types of popular implant locations. If they’re submuscular, then the implant will be beneath the glands and even your pectoral muscle. If the implant is subglandular, then it will be over the muscle but still under the breast tissue itself.
In either case, your milk supply will be perfectly healthy and unaffected. You’ll be able to nurse as often as you like, just as if you had never had a breast augmentation. That’s why it’s important to choose the right doctor when getting a breast augmentation in Tijuana.
Aside from the placement of the implant, the incision location is important as well. When your breast augmentation occurs along the inframammary fold, then you won’t experience any problems.
This is a crease where your chest and breast meet. Typically the incision will be below this point, allowing an opening for the implant to be placed.
If the incision is on the areola, then this may affect breastfeeding.
This is because ducts and nerves may need to be separated temporarily. In this case your production of breast milk may be affected.
If you have had a surgery in the past in which you’ve lost sensation in your nipple, then you may be less likely to breastfeed.
Again, if you have your breast augmentation with an experienced doctor like Dr. Diego and his team, then this should not be a worry for you at all.
Your reflexes and milk production capacities will be in full effect. The location of the implant as well as the incision won’t interact with the part of your body that allows you to nurse.
Another common concern of women that we talk to is whether or not the appearance of their breast augmentation will be affected if they nurse.
The reality is that any time you are pregnant or nursing, it does cause changes to your breast tissue. This can affect the size or shape of this area.
So can women with breast implants breast feed if they want to maintain the appearance of their new look?
Yes, the great news is that Dr. Diego Ampudia and his credentialed team can perform your breast augmentation in such a way that you maintain your figure and perkiness, even after breastfeeding.
Of course, every woman has a different body. If you feel like you want to address some sagginess of breast shape preferences after you’ve been breastfeeding, you can always schedule a consultation.
No matter whether you’re looking to get your first augmentation or you’d like to have a revision, our cosmetic surgeons can help.
Women who are breastfeeding deserve to feel good about how their body looks and functions just like any other woman. So don’t hesitate. Reach out today and discuss your options for enjoying the breasts that meet your aesthetic, nursing and lifestyle needs.