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A common concern for expectant mothers who have had breast augmentation is how implants will impact breastfeeding. The truth is, most women will experience little to no problem breastfeeding with implants, but your plans to have children are still something you should discuss with your breast surgeon prior to your procedure. There are certain breast augmentation options that will further reduce your risks and help protect your ability to breastfeed.

Incision and Implant Placement

The two biggest things that can impact breastfeeding are the placement of your incisions and the location of your breast implants. To reduce the risk of limiting nipple sensitivity, breast augmentation incisions are best made underneath the breast or in the armpit. Los Angeles breast surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can discuss which of these incisions is right for you during your initial consultation.

To reduce pressure on milk ducts which can limit proper flow, Dr. O’Toole may recommend placing implants underneath the muscles in your chest. This breast implant placement option may also reduce interference with mammography and produce a more natural look in women with smaller breasts.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Los Angeles, California and would like to learn more about your options, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today. Our breast surgeon serves women living in Los Angeles and surrounding areas of California from our Pasadena location.