Does Sucking and Pressing the Breast Increase the Size?

i am 5'2 inches tall and weight 59kgs.

Doctor Answers (27)

Increasing breast size

No sucking or pressing on the breasts will increase breast size unless you are nursing.  After nursing has stopped, many women loose breast size and shape.There is a temporary method called BRAVA that will modestly increase the breast size to allow fat grafting to the breasts.
Without fat grafting, the breasts then usually quickly return to their original size when BRAVA is stopped. Don't fall for the "line" from a man if he tells you that sucking and pressing or handling a breast will increase its size.

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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Sucking and pressing the breast for size increase

No.  No kind of manipulation of the breast will make them larger.  If you note it, its likely swelling and will go away.  Also no creams have been proven to work

Rady Rahban, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Small change can be achieved

The BRAVA device can be used to stretch the skin in combination with fat grafting for a modest increase in breast size. The "sucking and pressing" stretches the skin and the fat transfer (your own fat removed from another area of your body and injected into your breasts) increases the volume. Most women want a bigger change than this method can provide and opt for implants. All of the options can be overwhelming and are best discussed in consultation with your plastic surgeon so that the answer can be tailored to your breasts and desired outcome.

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Manipulating the breast in this way will not change its size.  The only thing that this may accomplish is temporary swelling in the tissues.

Gary Lawton, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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Changes in breast size without surgery

Manual manipulation of the breast by any means has never been shown to cause a permanent change in size. While there are vacuum devices available to temporarily increase the breast size, this swelling recedes within a few days.

Earl E. Ferguson III, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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Does sucking and pressing the breast increase size?

Any type of negative pressure, suction, sucking, or chronic pressing or pushing of the breast tissue could do a couple things:   the constant trauma can cause temporary swelling (and short-term increase in size), and the stress on the skin can cause it to lose elasticity and become more lax and loose.   Unfortunately, there is no easy way and safe way to increase the size of the breasts permanently without putting something into the tissue - either an implant or fat injections, or overall weight gain.   

Dr. Michelle Spring

Michelle Spring, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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BRAVA System and Breast Enhancement

I’m assuming that your reference to suction and pressing refers to the BRAVA system. This system applies continuous suction to the breast over a prolonged period of time. Studies have shown minimal changes in the breast size with this approach. Its greatest value may be in combination with autologous fat grafting for breast enhancement.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Implants are more reliable.

There are always patients who swear that a system like BRAVA has worked wonders for them, and just as many who say that it didn’t help at all. This isn’t enough of a change for the majority of women who want enlargement, even if the results were consistent among all women (which they aren’t). Implants remain the best option for women who want more a predictable outcome from a proven method. BRAVA is for fat grafting breast augmentation only. This technique may be how we do most breast augmentations eventually, but right now it's expensive, time consuming, and can only deliver small volume increases.

Jeremy Pyle, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Brava for breast

The BRAVA device applied external expansion (sucking) to the breast to loosen the tissues.  Fat is then injected to augment the breast volume and the BRAVA helps to increase the survivability of the fat.  I would recommend visiting with a PS in your area familiar with the BRAVA device.

Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Enlarged breasts through sucking and pressing

The Brava system is one with suction, much like the appearance of one of Madonna's old bra photos.  This has been on study for some time and remains unapproved by the FDA.  I have investigated this and although it enlarges the breast the result is asymmetric.  At times fat is injected after wearing this device for 6 weeks 8-10 hours/day. Injecting fat is also a subject of controversy.
The BRAVA remains a novel concept for both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeons.  In my opinion, the implant route is currently the safest, most predictable method at this time.  My prediction that at some time the BRAVA system will become more advanced and be more predictable with less controversy.

Peter J. Capizzi, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
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