Are you interested in getting a breast lift, but nervous about how it could affect any future breastfeeding?
Whether you’re just starting your family or considering one more addition to your growing unit, here’s what you need to know about breastfeeding after a breast lift.
Can I Breastfeed after a Breast Lift?
Here’s the deal: like with breast augmentation, it is possible to breastfeed after a breast lift. However, breast lift surgery is a lot more technical than the augmentation, which means that it carries a higher likelihood for interfering with your ability to breastfeed after the procedure. That’s because more incisions are made around the nipples – and therefore, the milk ducts – in order to reposition the nipple to a more youthful and “lifted” placement.
Therefore, most plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting until you’re done having your children before considering breast lift surgery. That way, you won’t have to worry about your breastfeeding abilities, plus any future pregnancies won’t affect your breast lift results.
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How Long After Breastfeeding Can I Get a Breast Lift?
If you want to get a breast lift after you’re done with breastfeeding, plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting at least three months after you’re done before getting the breast lift surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia recommends waiting six months until you’re done breastfeeding, as this ensures you can fully enjoy your breast lift results.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about how a breast lift may affect your ability to breastfeed? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia at his new plastic surgery practice in Granite Bay, CA.