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Aboudib José Horácio Jr MD; de Castro, Claudio Cardoso MD; Coelho, Reinaldo Salema MD; Cupello, Antonia Marcia MD
Annals of Plastic Surgery: February 1991
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The purpose of this paper is to study the alterations produced by pregnancy in women who submitted to breast reduction. We studied a group of 50 women younger than 32 years of age who submitted to this operation and had an incidence of pregnancy of 22%. The alterations of ponderable weight and increased breast volume had no relation to pregnancy. Breast ptosis was twice as frequent in the group of women who became pregnant than in the group of women who did not become pregnant. Breast-feeding was normal. We found a large percentage of women were gratified by the results of the operation (92%), and those not fully satisfied did not report any disturbances in their sexual life.

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