Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

Can I Breast Feed With Breast Implants?

Can I Breast Feed With Breast Implants

This is a very common question and concern for many of my patients.  The good news is that most people are able to breast feed without problems!

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in the United States.  That means that thousands of women will have implants placed before they have children or before they are done having children.  I typically place several hundred implants a year and have yet to have a patient who wanted to breast feed and was unable to.

Incision placement is an important consideration in breast augmentation, and for patients who are concerned about nursing an inframammary incision is almost always the best choice.  This small incision located under the breast in the fold provides reliable access for placement of the implant via a small incision and can be easily reused in the future for an implant exchange.  This incision also avoids almost entirely the breast tissue and does not cut any of the milk ducts which are arranged in a radial fashion heading towards the nipple.

The even better news about breast implants placed before pregnancy is that patients can often avoid the involutional atrophy (loss of breast gland tissue volume) that often occurs after you finish nursing.  My patients with breast implants typically look much more similar to their pre-baby shape than those without implants as any volume loss in breast tissue is not nearly as noticeable.

To find out more about how breast augmentation might work with your goals, please call us at 512.244.1444 or request a complimentary consultation online.

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
Round Rock: (512) 244-1444

Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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