A: The effects breastfeeding/pregnancy on breasts

It is the pregnancy itself, not breastfeeding, which can impact the shape of your breasts after a breast reduction.  A misconception is that breastfeeding will “ruin” a woman’s breasts, however, it has been well studied and it turns out that pregnancy alone is what causes breast shape to change.  This will occur whether or not you breast feed.

Some women’s breasts change significantly with pregnancy while others do not change much at all.

This can impact your outcome after a breast reduction or breast lift or even breast augmentation.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for a complete physical exam and for more information regarding your specific situation.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno