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Breastfeeding after a mastopexy procedure?

A Breast lift or mastopexy can help patients achieve more youthful looking breasts.

A common question asked during consultations is whether you can breastfeed after a mastopexy or breast lift procedure, and the answer will vary between patients as well as the breast lift technique used.

As a general rule, it’s better to wait until you have decided not to have any further children because your breasts may change during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding.   So, you may need to have a revision surgery to lift your breasts again.  If you have stretchmarks, this could also affect the quality of your result, and also possible future stretch during another pregnancy.

Dr Milovic prefers to use minimal scar techniques for his mastopexy procedures to achieve a more youthful and perkier breast, ie  periareolar (Goes-Sampaio), crescent lift or the vertical scar (“lollypop”) lift.    For extra large breasts, Dr Milovic may need to use the inverted T technique, however, this is rarely used in his practice as he is confident in his technique to minimise scarring for most of his patients. To read more about Dr Milovic’s breast lift techniques, please go to the Breast Lift procedures  page.

It’s important to note that whilst there may be a good chance of breastfeeding after a breast lift, there are no guarantees and each patient will be different.  That is why it is best to have an in person consultation with your Plastic Surgeon, and discuss your family goals as well as the look you wish to achieve.

If you want to replace volume and lift your breasts, Dr Milovic will discuss breast implants as well.  A breast lift alone will not increase the size of your breasts.

Dr Milovic performs the breast lift and augmentation as a combined procedure so that you don’t need to have two separate hospital admissions and duplicate costs.

Want to know more about the mastopexy (breast lift) procedure? Ask Dr Milovic.