FAQs Patients Often Have Before Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can be life-changing. Not only can it change the way you perceive yourself, but it can change the way your clothing fits and give you an unsurmountable boost in confidence. However, if you're like most people preparing for this procedure, you likely have a few questions — such as the ones listed below.

Are implants or fat transfer a better option?   

The two main types of breast augmentation are fat transfer procedures and implants. Neither is necessarily better than the other. It really depends on your goals and preferences. Fat transfer works well if you want a smaller change in the size of your breasts. If you have fat you'd like removed from another area, such as your belly or thighs, choosing this option basically allows you to "kill two birds with one stone," so to speak. Implants tend to be a better choice if you want a more dramatic increase in the size of your breasts. You have more control over the size, and the results will stay stable for many more years.

Will you lose sensation in your nipples after surgery? 

You may have heard some breast augmentation patients complaining about having lost sensation in their nipples post-surgery. This is a very common side effect of breast augmentation and is usually related to the inflammation in the tissues post-surgery. The good news is that it usually fades, and your nipple sensation is likely to return a few weeks or months after the procedure. In a few cases, some people do have a permanent reduction in nipple sensation, but they rarely lose sensation completely.

Can you breastfeed after breast augmentation?

In most cases, the answer is "yes." Breast implants are placed beneath the chest muscles and the mammary glands, which means they should not interfere with your ability to produce milk, or with the ability of your baby to nurse. Some women do struggle with discomfort when nursing after breast augmentation, but in such cases, pumping is often a more feasible option. Note that even without breast augmentation, it is not uncommon for women to have some discomfort with nursing.

Before breast augmentation, make sure you schedule a consultation with your surgeon. They can look over your health records and give you more insight into how breast augmentation will affect you and your overall health. You will also get a chance to ask any additional questions you might have.

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