Does Sucking and Pressing the Breast Increase the Size?

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

Doctor Answers 61

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
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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
4.8 out of 5 stars 120 reviews

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 89 reviews

In a word, No.

Hi shilpafck, It may temporarily cause some changes, possibly seemingly increased in volume, but likely in an uneven way. I would not recommend any method that involves this process to achieve an increased breast size. Much like we tell people who read online or see people promoting on social media about pills and creams to increase their breasts and buttocks or shrink their waist, if these things really worked, do you think people would still be having surgery? There wouldn't be a need. Please do your research, find a board certified surgeon and save your funds if needed to achieve what you want safely and correctly. Best of luck to you!

William Aiello, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Does Sucking and Pressing the Breast Increase the Size?

No.  You may get a small transient increase due to swelling, which will eventually go away.  You will not experience a significant permanent augmentation of the breast.

Michel C. Samson, MD
Daytona Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Increasing your breast size by sucking and pressing

Sucking and pressing does not work to increase your breast size long term. In fact it usually only works when prolactin has reached a certain level as during pregnancy. There is a system called BRAVA that has shown modest increase in size, but the system has to be used most of the time. When you stop using it, the increase goes away. This is now being done with fat transfer to maintain the volume increase and in early studies shows some improvement, but beyond that, the only way to have a significant increase in breast size is with breast augmentation. Please have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. They will go over the options and find a solution that works for you.

W. John Bull, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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.

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