For years, women have investigated the various ways to enhance breast size. It is understandable, as some did not develop curves that they would like to have, and others have experienced a loss of perkiness following significant weight loss or pregnancy.
Today’s plastic surgery options offer a variety of procedures to provide information to help you determine whether breast augmentation is right for you.
Do Breast Enhancement Pills Really Work?
During this time, women were also able to choose to naturally enhance breasts through herbal remedies, a practice still promoted today.
In fact, some of our patients have tried this method before seeking augmentation surgery through either fat transfer to the breasts or implants.
There are several reasons why we do not encourage patients to take breast enlargement pills. First, such a method has not been proven effective; and, two, all of the ingredients used in breast enlargement pills have not been proven safe in clinical trials with real test subjects.
Ingredients to Watch For
- Blessed Thistle – This herb has not been proven effective, nor is it known if it is safe in all situations. It definitely should be avoided by those with acid reflux, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis.
- Dong Quai – This Chinese herb is used to naturally remedy symptoms of menopause, but has not been proven to promote breast tissue growth. It has, however, been studied in test-tubes, where the herb stimulated the growth of breast cancer cells. Less dangerous but still a problem, Dong Quai may increase sensitivity to the sun, resulting in faster rates of sunburn.
- Fennel Seed – When studied in rats, did show an increase in the weight of breast tissue. However, the herb also increased the weight of the uterus in test animals, which could lead to cancer.
There are several other possible ingredients used in breast enlargement pills, none of which have successfully produced lasting results.
If anything, patients report that the use of breast enlargement pills can make breasts appear larger for a time, but when pills are stopped, the breasts go back to their normal size.
The possible cause of this increase and subsequent decrease is that the ingredients used in these pills have an estrogen-like effect on the body, causing breast tissue to temporarily swell with fluid and fat retention.
Get a Free Consultation for a Method that Works
In our breast enlargement New York centers in New York City and Long Island, we see a wide range of patients and our experience has taught us that there is currently only one way a woman can naturally enhance the breasts, and that is through the natural breast augmentation procedure using fat transfer to the breasts.
In addition to that, our patients can feel confident knowing that advances in cosmetic surgery procedures have improved the safety, success, and natural appearance of saline and silicone breast implants.
For your free consultation for breast implants or fat transfer in NYC and Long Island, NY, contact our offices today at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
To a Safe and Long-Lasting Breast Enhancement,
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team