Breast Augmentation and Size Changes

One topic that is rarely discussed about breast augmentation is the change in breast size following breast augmentation. The FDA is one interested party that has addressed this concern. The FDA does not recommend that women under eighteen have breast augmentation. This is partly because breasts are not usually fully developed until 18 years of age. This is also because the FDA feels that maturity is important in the decision for breast augmentation. But, to the average woman, we may not realize that breasts can change in size over time.

Breast size may change during pregnancy. Pregnancy may make the breasts larger during pregnancy and they may remain larger following pregnancy. Alternatively, breasts may get smaller following pregnancy and fit in snugly with the breast implants. Pregnancy can impact how you feel about your breast size. For this reason, you may reconsider your breast size following pregnancy. There are hormonal changes that occur in the body which can also make the breasts increase in size.

Breast size may change with weight fluctuations. Weight gain may increase breast size, particularly with age. Medications and hormone use may increase the size of the breasts. Weight loss can decrease the size of the breasts. This occurs because of the reduction in glandular fat of the breasts.

There has also been one study performed to suggest that liposuction may make breasts larger. The study results showed that 48% of women who underwent liposuction below the waist had increased breast size after the procedure. The increased breast size was evident within six months to a year. For these reasons, it’s important to consider the possibility of breast growth when deciding upon the breast augmentation procedure.


The Next Decade for Plastic Surgery


Plastic surgery following massive weight loss is expected to rise. There are the number of techniques that may be used to perform plastic surgery on those that have lost massive weight including liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift. The corset trunkplasty was recently introduced to the plastic surgery community to focus on the abs, buttocks, back and/or thighs.
Gummy Bear Implants: Touting a natural feel and form, the Gummy Bear Implants, also known as Cohesive Gel Breast Implants may receive FDA Approval in 2010.



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