Monday, October 14, 2013

Breast feeding Does Not Cause Sagging

Breast feeding Does Not Cause Sagging Breasts in Augmentation Patients, ASPS Study Finds

reastfeeding Does Not Cause Sagging Breasts in Augmentation Patients, ASPS Study Finds
For Immediate Release: 10/10/2013

SAN DIEGO -- Women are often concerned about the effect breastfeeding could have on the appearance of their breasts, especially after they have invested in breast augmentation. But a new study being presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Oct. 11-15, in San Diego, found that breastfeeding does not worsen or cause breasts to sag in women with breast implants.
“Breast sagging, often experienced after childbirth, results from changes brought about by the pregnancy itself, not breastfeeding,” said Norma Cruz, MD, ASPS member surgeon and study author. “Breastfeeding does not appear to further cause breasts to sag in women who’ve had breast augmentation.”
The study evaluated the changes in breast measurements resulting from pregnancy in women who had breast augmentation and breastfed (57 patients) and those who did not breastfeed (62 patients). Measurements were taken before pregnancy and one year after pregnancy or one year after completing breastfeeding.
Changes in breast measurements and the degree of sagging were not significantly different in breast augmentation patients who breastfed and those who did not. Overall, breast measurements and the severity of sagging did increase in patients, but were attributed to changes that occurred due to pregnancy only.
“A similar study in women without breast implants found that breastfeeding was not a significant risk factor for breast sagging,” said Dr. Cruz. “Since breastfeeding improves both a mother and child’s overall health, patient education on this issue is of importance.”
According to, a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, breastfeeding is linked to a lower risk of type two diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and post-partum depression in women. In newborns, breastfeeding helps build their immune systems, fight diseases and build a stronger connection between mother and child.
The study, “The Effect of Breastfeeding on Breast Ptosis Following Augmentation Mammaplasty,” is being presented in electronic format, Oct. 12-14, at the San Diego Convention Center.


At November 6, 2016 at 11:50 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Hi there. I read somewhere that there are always risks or complications involved with breast augmentation. One of the complications of breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This is when there’s abnormal scarring around the implants. The membrane around the implants tighten, which then cause the breasts to feel firm or hard. Another sign of capsular contracture is when the implants start looking more round and ride higher on your chest.


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