Plastic surgery is expensive. It’s an unavoidable truth. However, in the right hands, breast augmentation surgery can be extremely successful and affordable, resulting in safe surgery with natural-looking breasts that won’t break the bank.

Many women, however, decide to give herbal supplements or commercial breast enhancement pills a try, rather than take the surgical route to larger breasts. The question is, though, do these pills work? Are they safe?

Do breast enhancement pills work? Answers from our Long Island and NYC breast augmentation surgeons.Unfortunately, there’s not too much concrete information out there. We simply don’t know enough about breast enlargement using herbs. Many women claim that breast enhancement pills worked wonders for them, increasing bust size in just a few weeks.

Others reported little to no noticeable results. And then, of course, there’s the safety issue. Like diet pills, there are valid concerns about the safety of breast enhancement supplements.

What are some ingredients that many supplements contain?

  • Fenugreek
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Fennel
  • Wild Yam
  • Dong Quai
  • Black Cohosh
  • Chaste-Tree Berry
  • Saw Palmetto

These herbs are known to promote estrogen, which can stimulate breast growth. Similarly, women on birth control pills often experience temporary breast enlargement, due to the hormones in the pills.

What do the experts say?

Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., states on the Mayo Clinic website that “Natural breast enhancement supplements aren’t likely to work.” and cautions that herbs used in such pills can cause serious drug interactions or allergic reactions.

Cathy Wong, ND, CNS, a naturopathic doctor, sums up her analysis of common herbs in these supplements by saying:

Although it may seem like there is no harm in trying natural breast enlargement pills for one or two months to see if they’ll work, we know far too little about the side effects and safety of these ‘miracle’ pills.

Breast augmentation procedures, such as implants or fat grafting, produce much more reliable outcomes than herbs, however, surgery always carries some risk. Without evidence that herbal supplements provide good, safe, results, surgical methods remain the best option for breast augmentation at present.

If you’re interested in surgery, talk to me about options before you make a decision. Starting a supplement regimen without consulting a physician could be very dangerous to your health.

If you are looking for breast enhancement in New York, call my breast implants NYC or breast augmentation Long Island centers today to set up a free consultation. Our office numbers are 631.499.1831 and 212.206.0023.

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The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team