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5 years ago

What are the side effects of breast implants

Hi Am Makie, I’m 30 with a very small breast,never had a surgery before, but I’m so insecure bout my breast,my husband says he’s not complaining, but I am. I want a C cup just like Rihanna, but I’m scared what is your advice, plus can I breastfeed if I have a breast implant?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: manchester, NH

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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Many women undergo breast augmentation each year. It is a very safe procedure. One can usually breast-feed after having breast implants. To go over more details about the procedure and about the risks it is best to be seen in person. Good luck.

Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon

Pregnancy can alter the way your breasts look by changing the size and stretching out the skin a bit. It is prudent to wait until after you have completed childbearing before embarking on breast augmentation. If you don't want to wait, just realize that after having children and breastfeeding, your breasts may need some "maintenance work" to look the way you want them to again. Breast augmentation is not a risk-free procedure, but complications are relatively rare. You can read about breast augmentation on this website, and use the find-a-surgeon tool to find an ASPS member surgeon near you to discuss the pros and cons of breast implants in detail.

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Jon Ver Halen

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Yes, breast augmentation is an exceptionally safe procedure. And yes, you can still breastfeed after having a breast implant. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. For the majority of patients, implant surgery is very safe and does not impact breast feeding, assuming you would have been able to do so. Hope this helps.


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