Steve Laverson, M.D.
I recently had a breast augmentation. The implants were placed over the muscle as I had sufficient breast tissue to allow the surgeon to do this. My surgeon advised me that the only way to position the implants was in the actual breast cavity itself. I wanted the high sort of look - probably what you would call a more fake look. I had the surgery done at the end of July last year. I feel my breasts look a tad droopy - they are of course fuller - I had 310 cc's placed. Is there another way to position the implants? In other words should I seek the advice of another surgeon and have the breasts redone or is what my surgeon said, correct. I'd appreciate your comments.
If you are not happy with the appearance of your breasts, consider following up with the surgeon who performed the procedure first. Implants can stretch the breast skin over time, and as the implants settle into this stretched envelope, fullness at the top of the breasts you had after the procedure may diminish resulting in a "droopy" look. This may or may not be due to the implant position. Settling may develop whether implants are above (superficial to) or below (deep to) the muscle. If you wish to seek second opinions, you should do so.
Will breast implants impede the production of milk or negatively affect breastfeeding of the baby?
Production of breast milk is mediated by hormones (chiefly prolactin) and there is no evidence that breast implants interfere with this process. There is however evidence that some women (about 10%) who have had breast augmentation and may otherwise have been able to breast feed will not be able to do so.
Many women who have not had implants or breast augmentation are unable to breast feed, and this number is even higher among augmented women.