Do Breast Enlargement Creams Work?

At amazon.com you can see lots of breast enhancement creams and pills for sale. So, i figured if amazon carries them, they must have some benefit. I'd like to go up one or 2 cup sizes without surgery. The top reviewed breast enhancer that seems to do this is the Breast Actives. The Breast Actives program is called a natural Breast Enhancement Program with exercise, supplements and cream that give you nutrients that you don't get in your diet. Is there truth that certain nutrients missing in your diet can lead to poor breast development?  If so, wouldn't these products *work* to some degree if that's the case. I mean, you do get bigger breasts when you gain weight, so it seems like theres a relationship between breast size and diet.

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If It Sounds Too Good To Be True...

The truth is that the claims by breast enhancing creams, pills, and instruments are unfounded. As of yet, there have not been any scientific studies that prove the effectiveness and safety of these "alternatives". While herbals that have hormone-like (estrogen-like) factors could temporarily firm up your breasts (their "enhancement" is more similar to the swelling during your cycle), their long-term safety is questionable.
Unfortunately, creams will not enhance your breasts satisfactorily, no matter what "program" guarantees to do so. If you are looking for at least a half cup size increase in your breasts, implants are the way to go. Breast augmentation with implants is consistently one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed each year and has a high satisfaction rate.

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Breast Enlarging Creams and Lotions

I agree with the other surgeons on this thread. Unfortunately there are currently not any topical creams or lotions that can offer permanent breast enhancement. Also, since many are not approved by the FDA, besides wasting your time and money, you could actually use something that could cause irritation or unsafe increases in hormones. Currently, I personally would not recommend using any creams or lotions to enhance the breasts.  

Suzanne M. Quardt, MD
Palm Springs Plastic Surgeon
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Do Breast Enlargement Creams Work?

If breast enlargement creams worked, breast augmentation surgery would be a thing of the past. A hormonal component might yield a subtle temporary result, but only breast implants will give a 2-cup size increase.

If you're interested in breast enlargement, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon with good before-and-after photos. Tell the surgeon your goals, and after a physical examination, he or she can discuss possible surgery, including sizing, type of implant, and recovery.

Only breast implants will give a result like the one shown in the link below.

All the best.

Heather J. Furnas, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Creams

Hi, I do not feel,that creams or pills work.  The only thing that I have seen work is estrogen.  Anything else doesn't work in my opinion.  

Michael A. Fiorillo, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Only implants can safely and reliably increase breast size

Alternatives to breast implants like creams, pills, exercise programs and more have been around for many years, but if they worked as well as breast implants, then women would have no need to pursue breast augmentation. Other methods simply don’t have results that are supported by medical science. Some supplements may temporarily enhance breasts, but it’s doubtful you would meet your goal of increasing permanently by a cup size or two, and unregulated, non-standardized supplements may have undesired systemic side effects that are best avoided.

Nirav Savalia, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Breast enlargement creams are not safe or recommended

Most breast enlargement creams have no effect on breast size. Moreover, some of these products contain phyto-estrogens or hormone-mimicing byproducts that can be dangerous and have unwanted side effects. I recommend you steer clear of these products.

Lara Devgan, MD, MPH
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast enlargement creams

Breast enlargement creams essentially do not increase your breast size.  It is possible that they may cause a temporary swelling in the tissues, but they don't actually increase the size.  I am aware of no independent well designed studies that demonstrate that breast enlargement creams will work to permanently increase your breast size at all, and certainly not by a full cup or more.  Breast implants are your best choice

John Zavell, MD, FACS
Toledo Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Stay away from Breast Enlargement Creams.

It can be difficult to determine if the information you are getting from an advertisement is accurate or not. Especially now that the markets are overwhelmed with misleading and inaccurate information. Our society is always looking for a quick easy fix and in many cases it leaves people disappointed and has wasted their time and money. If you are interested in enlarging your breast, please contact a board certified plastic surgeon. 

Alfred Sofer, MD, FACS
Fairfield Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implants Are the Safest Bet

Thanks for your question. While gaining weight may increase your breast size (there is fat in your breast as well as breast tissue), there is no scientific evidence that applying creams or altering your diet can specifically increase your breast size. There may also be significant side effects to the ingredients in the creams and nutritional supplements. The safest way to increase your breast size is to see a plastic surgeon to determine whether you are a good candidate for breast implants. Best wishes.

Breast enhancement creams will not do much

Plenty of products will claim to increase your breast size. Unfortunately, products such as creams will not make much difference in the size of your breast. Breast implants will make a reliable increase in the size of your breasts. 3 d imaging machines such as I use in my office can show you an idea of what an implant size can look like in your own body. Patient satisfaction from breast implants is extremely high, with creams not so much.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.