Is It Normal for Milk to Leak After a BA?

I had a BA about 2 weeks ago; I have had 3 follow up visits with my PS and everything is good! My left side has been slightly more swollen and sore than the right and while doing the massages this morning I noticed a couple of drops of milk leaking. Last tiime I was pregnant was over 24 years ago!

Doctor Answers 6

Breast leakage after implants from nipple

SOme women do have spontaneous nipple discharge after breast surgery. If it persists it may be a good idea to see your surgeon or OB/GYN.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast milk leaking is normal after augmentation

Even after 24 years, women can experience milk leaking from the nipple after breast augmentation.  It is not all that common, but it is not surprising.  This usually resolves in a few weeks and seems to have no long term consequence.

Michael S. Hopkins, MD (retired)
Albuquerque Plastic Surgeon
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Discharge after Breast Augmentation Surgery

Thank you for your question.

Yes, it is normal to have temporary discharge from the nipple after breast surgery.  This should resolve in a few weeks.  If it persists, a visit to your OBGYN may be indicated.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Milk leaking after Breast Augmentation

This will occasionally happen after breast augmentation and is transient and should stop within a few weeks in most cases. If it lasts longer than that it is worth going back to your surgeon for an evaluation.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augment

Yes, this is normal I warn all patients if it is malodorous or bloody I send the patients to a breast surgeon also if it does not stop I refer them as well

Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Milk production after breast augmentation surgery

It's is not common but not unheard of to have the breast lactating after undergoing a breast augmentation. It usually is minimal and last a few weeks. If it persists it would be wise to see ones OBGYN doctore.

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