Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding
What You Need To Know
Are breast augmentation and breastfeeding mutually exclusive? Is it even possible to breastfeed with implants? This is a common concern. As with any medical procedure, there are no absolutes. However, most breast implants are inserted underneath the pectoral muscle and thus do not affect the internal structure of the breast. The ducts remain attached to the nipple, and the majority of patients will therefore be able to breastfeed.
Generally, if the patient was able to breastfeed before augmentation, she will most likely be able to breastfeed once fully healed after the procedure.
Are There Adverse Effects of Breastfeeding with Implants?
In 2006, after 15 years of studying the possibility of silicone leaking into breast milk, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that silicone gel was safe to use for implants. There is no evidence that breastfeeding with either saline or silicone implants has an adverse effect on the baby.
How Do You Know If Augmentation Is Right For You?
Sterling Plastic Surgery can help you decide. Call us at (603) 518-5450 today, or contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Daniel A. Sterling is double-board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving him experience and training that only a select few physicians share. He treats patients from all over New England, including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the awesome experience you and your office provide. Never, in three years as your patient, have I felt anything less than important. Every question was answered and clarified if need be. There were no surprises during the entire process, it all ran like silk. Can’t thank you enough for your excellent service… read more
I was born into a small breasted family and always knew I wanted to do breast augmentation. I had researched several plastic surgeons when Sterling Plastic Surgery was recommended to me by two friends that had their surgery done there and were highly satisfied I went for my first consultation and the staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, made me feel completely comfortable. I met with Sarah, Dr. Sterling’s medical assistant and she was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions, explained the procedure, and the differences between saline and silicone, what fits best with my body as well as with what I wanted…. read more
Dr. Sterling and his staff are absolutely amazing! I was looking into breast augmentation for years, but never found a doctor I was comfortable with. When I first met the staff for my consult they were so knowledgeable but yet very helpful. I was so undecided about size for I wasn’t going for the oversized look but I did not want to be too small nor too big. They really listened to what I was looking to look like and helped me pick the perfect size for my body… read more
I have wanted a breast augmentation and labiaplasty since as far back as I could remember. Once a co-worker of mine took the plunge to get a breast augmentation. I knew this dream of mine was not impossible and was actually quite common. I did endless amounts of research on every plastic surgeon from Massachusetts to Miami. I had finally narrowed down my choices to five surgeons… read more
I am a 49 year old woman who had breast augmentation done with Dr. Sterling in June 2013. After nursing 3 babies and with gravity taking its toll due to my age, I needed help in this department! I chose to go with a small size (275cc) as I was striving for a conservative and very natural look for my age and my body size. I could not be more thrilled with my results!… read more
As I sit and write this letter, a testimonial long overdue considering the daily gratitude I feel for Dr. Sterling, I can say I am perfectly happy with my body and I feel confident and beautiful. I am tall and thin and my body was never an issue for me before I had children. We all find flaws in ourselves, but I knew I was pretty darn lucky. I had twins in 2007. Having any child is detrimental to a woman’s body, but having twins is complete body trauma… read more
I was referred to Dr. Sterling. The individual was very pleased and benefitted greatly from his expertise in performing breast reductions. My experience was extremely positive as well. Dr. Sterling’s office staff was courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Sterling provided me with his cell number and called me at my home after discharge from the hospital to be sure I was recouping without complication… read more
Caring, compassionate, kind & skilled are adjectives that just begin to describe Dr. Sterling. Let me briefly tell you my story to better understand the depth of what I have suggested.
When I was diagnosed with the BRCA2 gene mutation I immediately decided to have bi-lateral Mastectomy & Hysterectomy…read more
I can’t thank Dr. Sterling and his staff enough! I did a lot of research before driving over an hour to visit Dr. Sterling. I loved his before and after pictures more than any other doctor that friends recommended. His staff is super friendly and personable….read more
Several friends have gotten breast augmentation with other surgeons, but none of them experienced the professionalism and comfort that I received. From the call from Dr. Sterling the day before surgery to all of the check-up appointments afterwards, I have felt grateful and very comfortable. Thank you!