It comes as no shock that there’s a steady rise in the popularity or the number of women choosing to go under the knife for a breast augmentation surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this attributes to the surgical procedure, which delivers long lasting and satisfactory results.
However, most women have concerns and questions they wish to address before they go under the knife, especially if they went through pregnancy.
A major concern for most women is whether the surgery is a painful or safe one, whereas others ask if the results of the surgery would be permanent or it could be different. Having concerns is something natural, and after pregnancy even more.
If you have breast implants or plan to go through pregnancy again in the future, one of the concerns you must be having is whether you will be able to breastfeed your kid or not. You should know that your worries depend on the incisions your surgeon makes during the surgery.
Before you go through breast augmentation, you need to have answers to the following concerns other women like you often have regarding post pregnancy in the future.
Will Breastfeeding Be Possible After the Surgery?
Regardless of the size of the implants, rest assured that you can breastfeed after the surgery. However, you need to know that it all depends on the size and the placement of the implants. Keep in mind that breast implants could have saltwater or silicone, which is a concern women have and often ask their Crispin Plastic Surgery expert whether the chemicals in the implants could possibly mix with the milk of the breasts. Can Breast Implants Rupture Post Breast Augmentation?
You should know that the chemicals in the breast implants would not actually mix up with the breast milk, which is a misconception that most people have with their implants. However, if you still are not sure about this, you should consult your surgeon and makes sure to ask all the questions you have in mind. It is always better to make a well-informed decision.
How Does the Incision Type Matter?
In general, the incisions for the implant insertion may pose some damage level to the nerves that surround the nipple along with the milk ducts. At the time of the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make a small incision across or around the dark area of your nipples, which would cause a loss in sensations around the nipples because of the damage that they cause to the nerves in this particular area.
Furthermore, if your surgeon ends up making the incisions under the breast or armpit, this may damage the milk ducts and be harmful to the glands. For the implant insertion, you should know there are about 2-4 methods that your plastic surgeon may use, in the manner that does not actually have an effect on the nerves or milk ducts. This is actually great because it gives women the chance to successfully breastfeed.
In case you are planning to go through pregnancy again in the future, surgeons may insert the implants from under the chest muscles, between the chest muscles and the breast tissues. Note that when surgeons place the implants from under the muscles, this has the tendency to damage the nerves and milk ducts, which would prevent the risks of silicone mixing up with the milk. In addition, any damage to the breast tissues could also reduce when the surgeon makes incisions under the breast through fatty tissues.
Post surgery, breastfeeding with your implants is quite possible, but you will have to monitor the amount of milk that your breasts produce as well as the amount that your baby consumes. With your surgeon, it is important to monitor this, for at least 4-6 weeks post the surgery. Keep in mind that this should also inform you on whether the implant incisions and the implants would have any impact on how you breastfeed your little one.
Possible Difficulties You will Encounter with the Breast Implants
Although the chances of problems or risks with the breast implants are rare, the possible problem could arise if the implants you have while breastfeeding do not allow adequate milk production in the breast. If this happens, there are several possible reasons. Although you will be able to produce more milk supply, it may not pass down through the breasts to the nipples due to damages to the milk ducts.
Another possible reason why you would find it difficult to breastfeed is due to damages to the nerve that sends hormonal signals to your brain for the production of milk. Often when the suckling, the nerves feel the sensation and send out signals, which the brain receives.