Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


Many of our Denver patients are concerned about the effect that breast augmentation may have on their ability to breastfeed. There is little reason to worry.

If you are planning to have a family in the future, make sure you discuss your plans with your plastic surgeon. There are incision options and implant placement choices that will make your ability to breastfeed more likely. A skilled plastic surgeon can perform your breast augmentation in a way that will not hinder your breastfeeding ability.

Moms across the country with breast implants successfully breastfeed their children. There is no evidence to suggest that breastfeeding with implants would harm your child. Studies have been done to specifically address the question whether silicone in breast implants affects children’s health. No correlation was found between women who breastfeed after breast augmentation and developmental difficulties in children.

Breastfeeding does take time and patience. Some women, with or without breast implants, are not able to breastfeed. The important thing is to remember to be patient and don’t be afraid to supplement if necessary.

If you are ready to discuss your breast augmentation options with a Denver area plastic surgeon, please call 866-221-9665 today or contact Grossman Plastic Surgery for your consultation.