Close Up of Female Breasts in BraMany La Jolla women who see Dr. Brucker of Brucker Plastic Surgery for a breast augmentation are in their childbearing years. And whether they’ve already had children or plan to have them in the future, a common concern among these La Jolla women is whether or not a breast augmentation will affect their ability to breastfeed. So, what’s the answer? Read on to hear what Dr. Brucker has to say  about breast augmentation and future breastfeeding.

Are Both Silicone and Saline Implants Safe for Breastfeeding?

When it comes to breast augmentation and breastfeeding, an important question I hear from La Jolla women is whether or not it is safe to breastfeed with implants.   The answer is that breast augmentation surgery with both silicone and saline implants are perfectly safe for breastfeeding. If you have breast implants before you have children or finish having all your children, there are no safety reasons to prevent you from breastfeeding your future child or children.

Will Your Breast Augmentation Incision Type Affect Your Future Ability to Breastfeed?

If you have never had children nor attempted to breast feed, it’s important to know that not every woman can breastfeed, including women without implants.  Some women naturally have difficulty breastfeeding due to an inability to produce enough milk.

While breastfeeding after a breast augmentation surgery is perfectly safe, the way your breast implants are placed during your La Jolla breast augmentation surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed.

There are four breast augmentation incision types:

  • Transaxillary, in which an incision is made in a natural crease in the armpit, and using an endoscope, a channel is created in which to place your implant;
  • Inframammary, in which an incision is made in the breast fold underneath the breast, where the breast meets the ribcage;
  • Periareolar, in which an incision is made along the bottom curve of the areola; and
  • TUBA (trans-umbilical breast augmentation), in which an incision is made in the belly button and a channel is created to insert the implant into the breast pocket.

The periareolar incision, which cuts through the areola, is known to cut through milk ducts too, which has the potential to make disrupt breastfeeding in the future. Therefore, women of childbearing age who plan to, or think they might have children whom they wish to breastfeed, may want to consider a different approach other than the periareolar breast augmentation incision.

Talk to Dr. Brucker About Your Plans for a Future Family Before You Undergo Your Breast Augmentation Surgery.

I’m not just concerned with providing La Jolla women with breast augmentation results they will love, but providing them with results that will fit their current and future lifestyles, too. This is why discussing your future family planning me before you decide on a breast augmentation incision type in his La Jolla surgery center.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today.

If you are considering a breast augmentation surgery, you are probably researching as much as possible, most likely online. While researching breast augmentation surgery can be a great way to generate questions to ask Dr. Brucker, it is no replacement for having a direct conversation and consultation with him. If you are a La Jolla area woman considering a breast augmentation, we highly recommend that you contact Dr. Brucker – who throughout his years of practice has performed over 5,000 plastic surgery procedures – to schedule a consultation with him, during which he will listen to your breast augmentation goals, questions and concerns. Schedule your consultation today by calling (858) 450-1776.