The vast majority of patients who undergo breast lift surgery are able to breast feed following this procedure. The ability to breast feed depends on a variety of factors.
Large studies have demonstrated that as many as twenty percent of women are unable to breast feed even without surgery.
In a small percentage of patients, breast feeding can be adversely impacted by breast lift surgery. This appears to be related to the extent of the surgical dissection. The more extensive the dissection, the greater the likelihood of nerve damage, damage to the blood supply, damage to the ductal system or damage to the breast tissue itself. In women who have previously demonstrated an ability to breast feed, inability to breast feed would be rare following this type of procedure.