Implants not cause of sagging after breast feeding, study finds
13 November 2013Implants help prevent a woman's breasts from sagging after she has breast-fed her baby, a new study suggests. According to a report by the AFP news agency, a study of 119 women with breast implants found that worries many had about them being affected by breast-feeding were unfounded. "Sagging, often experienced after childbirth, results from changes brought about by the pregnancy itself, not breast feeding," said Dr Norma Cruz, author of the study, and a professor of plastic surgery at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. "Breast feeding does not appear to further cause breasts to sag in women who've have breast augmentation," she concluded. Presenting her findings at a meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr Cruz explained that her study sample was divided almost equally between women who breast fed and a sample who didn't. Measurements were taken of the women before they became pregnant and again a year after giving birth or when they had finished breast feeding, and showed that there was little difference in their breast measurement or the degree of sagging.