If you get breast implants, can you still breastfeed?Dr Rajat Gupta
One of the most common questions we get form our patients who are looking to get breast augmentation done is, “If you get breast implants, can you still breastfeed?”
The answer in simple words is “YES”. If performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon using the right technique, breast implants do not hamper in breast feeding.
Let’s first understand, what breast augmentation surgery is and what you can achieve with it. Breast augmentation surgery enhances the overall look of the body by giving a more curve look to the boobs.
Many women consider getting a breast augmentation surgery to:
- Add volume to the breasts
- Create a deep and aesthetically pleasing cleavage
- Enhancing the natural curves of the body
- Achieve breast size that is proportionate to the rest of your body
- Boosts the confidence by having fuller and shapely breasts
- Correct any asymmetry of the breasts
It is essential to pick the right size of implants to enhance your figure. These implants are available in various shapes and sizes and only after detailed consultation, the surgeon will suggest the best option for you.
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If you get breast implants, can you still breastfeed?
As mentioned above, “YES”.
An experienced surgeon would use the correct technique, so that the implants do not hinder in breast feeding. Dr. Rajat Gupta, a board-certified plastic surgeon at RG Aesthetics, uses the right technique in his practice.
Women can still breastfeed after implants if the surgery is performed using the correct technique. In Dr. Rajat’s practive, he makes sure not to involve the ducts or the areas of the breast involved in milk production in the surgery.
An incision in breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Rajat Gupta, is made in the inframammary fold, the crease under the breast. Through this incision that implant is placed behind the pectoral muscle, which lies below the breast tissue. So, in this case, the implant is away from the breast and the ducts are still intact and connected to the nipples. Hence, it cannot hinder in breast feeding. Also, the implant quality used is US FDA approved that unlikely to leach into the milk.
The nerves that are present around the nipples play an essential role in the process of breastfeeding. A sensation is produced when a baby sucks from your breasts. This sensation increases the levels of the hormones such as prolactin and oxytocin. With the technique followed by Dr. Rajat Gupta, he doesn’t touch the areola area and hence the sensation of the nipple is never lost.
This is the reason we always emphasize that one must always and only consult a board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. They would be able to suggest the right shape, size and type of the implant for you. As well as, suggest the right technique and procedure after a detailed consultation.
Dr. Rajat Gupta
MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 10 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.
Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email: email@example.com