A common concern for women who may choose to have children after breast augmentation is what effect the procedure will have on their ability to breastfeed. The truth is, it is impossible to say for certain. However, there are procedural steps that board-certified Atlanta breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin can offer that will decrease your risks for breastfeeding complications.
If you plan on having children in the future, it is important that you discuss your options with Dr. Crispin to help him customize your breast augmentation procedure to meet your particular needs.
Breast Augmentation Options
Your risks for breastfeeding complications can be reduced by choosing breast augmentation options that are less likely to impact nipple sensitivity and milk production.
To help guard against reduced nipple sensitivity, Dr. Crispin may suggest your breast augmentation incisions be placed either underneath the breasts (inframammary) or in the armpit (transaxillary). Because these incisions are placed away from your nipple they are less likely to impact sensitivity, helping guard against some breastfeeding complications.
Breast implants placed above the muscles in your chest can compress your milk ducts, interfering with the natural flow of your breast milk. To reduce this risk Dr. Crispin may suggest under the muscle (submuscular) breast implant placement. Submuscular placement will require a longer surgical and recovery time, but is the best way to reduce your risk of impacting milk ducts. It can also reduce complications with mammography and help minimize medical complications such as capsular contracture.
Dr. Crispin has over two decades of experience helping women in and around Atlanta reach their aesthetic goals through breast augmentation. During your initial consultation he will discuss all of your options and help you determine what procedural techniques are best for your body.
To learn more about your breast augmentation options in the Atlanta or Marietta areas of Georgia, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation today.