EXPERT Q&A

Q: Can I breastfeed after a breast lift, augmentation or reduction?

What our experts say:

Any time you operate on the breast there is a chance for the inability to breastfeed. Generally about 20 to 25 percent of women who undergo a breast procedure will have to supplement breast milk with formula.

CHOPRA RITU CALNW PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Ritu Chopra

Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills, California

I don’t think we’ve ever had a patient who said they couldn’t breast feed at all. In some cases, the amount they were able to breastfeed was reduced but they were still able to do it.

ORDON ANDREW CALNW PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Andrew Ordon

Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills, California

Patients that have had a breast augmentation with implants or fat typically can breast feed without a problem. Likewise patients that have had a breast lift or breast reduction can breast feed without difficulty. We have had many patients in our practice that have become pregnant a year to years after having these procedures and have enjoyed breast feeding without any issues at all.
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