Breast Auto Augmentation Surgery Risks & Complications FAQs
Written by Orthopaedic Patient Healthcare Adviser, Miss. Steffie Watts , BN (Hons)
Published: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Can I Breastfeed After a Breast Auto-Augmentation?
Surgeons often advise that you complete your family before you have any type of breast surgery. This is because pregnancy and breastfeeding are likely to re-stretch your skin and reverse the results of your procedure.
In most cases, however, if you were able to breastfeed before surgery, you should still be able to breastfeed afterwards. During the procedure, your surgeon will preserve the blood and nerve supply to your nipples and breast tissue. This increases the chances of you being able to breastfeed once the surgery is over.
It is worth noting that it is possible that a breast auto-augmentation may affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. It is not particularly common but is still a surgical risk. This is because the procedure may damage the breast tissue that produces your breast milk. You should mention to your surgeon if you plan on breastfeeding after your breast auto augmentation.