Does Sucking and Pressing the Breast Increase the Size?

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

Doctor Answers 58

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 Will Not Increase Breast Size

Sucking and pressing the breast will not increase breast size.
There is a system called Brava that uses suction to enlarge the breast: the device is cumbersome, the effect is temporary and may cause unsatisfactory shape changes. Some woman using the system have gotten as much as a cup size increase, but the breast will revert to its smaller size if the treatment is discontinued.
More recently, some surgeons have been using fat grafting together with Brava to enlarge the breast.

Paul C. Zwiebel, MD
Denver 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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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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How to Increase Breast Size?

Thank you for the question. I would not count on the above-mentioned measures increasing breast size.

Best wishes.

No non-surgical way

Thanks for your question and unfortunately at this time there is no non-surgical method to increasing your breast size. It's best to schedule an in-person consultation with a board certified surgeon to go over your augmentation options to best suit your expectations. Good luck!

Sucking and pressing of the breast

Sucking and pressing of the breast do not inherently increase breast size. The BRAVA device is a vacuum-like device used to expand breast volume. However, it is purely temporary in nature unless followed up with fat transfer. It is the transfer of fat that will subsequently maintain the volume increase and will typically augment the breast by a cup size. This method of breast augmentation has its advantages and disadvantages . I encourage you to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss which method is right for you.

Paul B. Mills, MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
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Use of Vacuum

Vacuum breast expansion devices could be purchased more than 100 years ago in the Sears catalogue.
The photos are fun to look at.  See reference below.
The Brava system is a current device for vacuum breast expansion with more constant pressure that gets mixed reviews.

Keith Denkler, MD
Marin Plastic Surgeon
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Does Sucking and Pressing the Breast Increase the Size?

No. Unfortunately, sucking and pressing on the breasts will not increase the size.

The most common method to increase the size of the breast is a breast augmentation. This is usually performed by placing an implant behind the pectoralis muscle. The implant can be filled with silicone or saline. The implant size is chosen during the consultation with a plastic surgeon. The look that you desire, and your breast measurements, help decide which implant will help you achieve your goals.

Recovery is pretty straightforward. Most patients take just ibuprofen. They are back to most of their activities within 24 hours. Cardiovascular exercises are resumed at four weeks. Chest exercises are resumed at six weeks.

Does Sucking and Pressing the Breast Increase the Size

In general, sucking or pressing on the breast will not increase the size of your breasts. There is a device that can apply constant suction on a breast (Brava) that will cause temporary swelling of the breast, however, without the addition of a procedure called "fat grafting" the effects of the suction are short lived (2-3 weeks).

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.