Breastfeeding after Breast Augmentation – Charleston, SC

One of the most common questions women ask when seeking breast augmentation is “Is breastfeeding safe to do after the procedure?” The answer, while it varies from patient to patient, is nearly always “yes.”

Whether or not you’ll be breastfeeding after your augmentation depends on several factors, some related to the surgery and some not. Most women’s breasts, post-surgery, will function in the same way as they would have without the surgery.

If you opted for surgery to correct underdeveloped breasts, it’s possible that you lack the glandular tissue necessary to produce enough milk. Breastfeeding may still be possible, but supplementation may be necessary. Your surgeon may be able to give you some insight on the structure of your breasts, and a lactation consultant can help you achieve your best chance at successful breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding After Breast Augmentation

There are several approaches to insertion of implants. The incision may have been made under your breast, under your armpit, or more rarely, below the areola. With the first two, there should be no problem with breastfeeding. If the incision was made below the areola, sometimes referred to as a “smiling” incision, it’s possible that there was nerve damage to the area that will interfere with nursing. If you’ve retained feeling in the nipples, the chances are good that your nerves are intact. If your surgery was in the past year or two and feeling hasn’t returned yet, don’t worry. Your chances of successful nursing are still good.

Implants that are placed behind the chest muscles provide the least interference with nursing. Be sure to talk to your surgeon about your future plans when scheduling your surgery, and with your obstetrician when planning your post-birth experience. Your medical support team is there to help you successfully feed your baby, whether or not you’ve opted for augmentation.

 Breast Augmentation Appointments Available in Kansas City

Kansas City patients can call Dr. Rast today at (913) 451 – 3722 or schedule a free consultation online and our team will be happy to walk you through the procedure and answer all your questions about augmentation procedures today. If you’re not happy with your shape, call us now!

Breast Lift Procedure – Kansas City, KS

Reasons to Consider a Breast Lift

A breast lift procedure may be appropriate for patients who do not wish to create a significant difference in the size of their breasts, but would like an uplifted, youthful profile. 

 Over time, a woman’s body changes. Breasts may sag for a variety of reasons, including:breast lift kansas city

  • Heredity
  • Gravity
  • Changes in weight
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Aging

For women who desire a change in the breast size as well as the shape, or who wish to add fullness at the top of the breast, an augmentation procedure should be considered along with the breast lift. For women with larger breasts, a reduction is also a possibility in conjunction with a lift. The procedure can be customized to suit the needs and goals of the patient. 

Am I A Candidate?

As with any surgery, it’s important to consider your overall health before deciding to move forward with the procedure. If you are maintaining a healthy weight and are otherwise physically healthy, and do not smoke, you may be a good candidate for this surgery. 

A breast lift procedure can correct flat, elongated breasts, downward-pointing nipples, stretched skin or enlarged areolas, and unevenness. The lift procedure can return a higher, more youthful profile.

What is Recovery Like?

As with any surgery, you can expect that there will be some recovery time. When the procedure is complete, a thin tube may be inserted under the skin to drain away any excess blood or fluid. The incision will be covered with sterile dressing, and you will need to wear an elastic bandage or specially made soft support bra to minimize any swelling and support the breasts as they heal. You will be prescribed pain medication and given specific instructions for after-care. Plan to get plenty of rest and to stay hydrated after the surgery. 

After your breast lift procedure, you will find that the final results will continue to develop over several months. The incision scars, while permanent, will fade. Going forward, maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise will help the results last. 

Breast Lift Procedure Appointments Available in Kansas City

Kansas City patients can call Dr. Rast today at (913) 451 – 3722 or schedule a free consultation online and our team will be happy to walk you through the procedure and answer all your questions about breast lift procedures today. If you’re not happy with your shape, call us now!