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Will having colostrum in my breast make me unable to have a breast augmentation?

Q:

I am 26 and I have 3 children,  9, 3 and 18 months I've stopped breast feeding 3 months ago and I'm wanting to have a breast augmentation in 3 months time. I have heard you can't go ahead with the surgery if you have breast milk still in your breasts. I don't have milk but there is some of what looks like colostrum come out if I squeeze my nipples. Is there anything I can take to empty them or is there anything else I can do?

A:

 Consider stopping squeezing your breasts/ nipples as this action stimulates milk production. Your body will normally naturally stop milk production once the stimulation has stopped. 

Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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