Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing

Breastfeeding After Breast Augmentation Surgery: A Scoping Review


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Ege University Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2024; 32: 99-109
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2024.23231
Read: 465 Downloads: 267 Published: 28 February 2024

The aim of this scoping review was to provide a comprehensive overview of research in the literature on breastfeeding experiences of mothers undergoing breast augmentation surgery and the factors influencing this, and to identify gaps in the literature that could inform future design and evaluation. The study was conducted as a comprehensive review based on the approach of Arksey and O’Malley. After scans of relevant databases, such as Scholar, Information Sciences Institute, Science Direct, Ovid, PubMed, and Scientific Information Database, all data were collected, summarized, and given a narrative explanation. In the literature, the correlation between topics involving women’s health and aesthetic breast surgery could not be clearly shown. When certain illnesses appeared, aesthetic surgery was blamed, and women who had undergone breast augmentation surgery were undecided about breastfeeding when they became mothers. It was determined in this study that the effects on breastfeeding success in women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery fall principally under three headings: surgery type, placement of implant material, and surgery complications. It is crucial to provide detailed information about the possible consequences of this surgery to women of reproductive age considering this surgery.

Cite this article as: Kazankaya, F., Ahsun Paker, S., & Demirel Bozkurt, Ö. (2024). Breastfeeding after breast augmentation surgery: A scoping review. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 32(1), 99-109.

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