Good news for women with implants considering breast-feeding after giving birth! A new study conducted by Dr. Norma Cruz, a professor of plastic surgery at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine in San Juan, found that breast-feeding with implants does not significantly affect breast sagging. The study was conducted in 119 women with breast implants before pregnancy and after childbirth. Of the 119 women with implants, 57 breast-fed for over 6 months on average. The remaining 62 women with implants did not breast-feed at all. Measurements, for the study, were taken before pregnancy and again, one year after pregnancy or one year after completing breast-feeding. Preliminary results suggest the most common cause of breast changes after pregnancy are, the result of the vast depletion of hormones that cause the breast to enlarge during pregnancy.
In breast augmentation, the implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle or under the breast gland. As a result, there is no interruption of the milk ducts to the nipple or of the breast gland. This allows a woman with breast implants the ability to breast-feed, according to Dr. Jeffrey Salomon. Dr. Salomon is an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at Yale University, School of Medicine.
This is important information for a pregnant woman with implants because of the value of breast-feeding to both mother and her child’s long-term health. It is also reassuring news to women contemplating a future pregnancy that have invested or might want to invest in breast augmentation for the cosmetic improvement to their body.
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