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 Enlargement Creams or Pills

Breast enlargement pills and creams have existed for several decades and, no, they don't work. As one of my colleagues below so astutely stated, if they worked there'd be no need for breast implants.

Breast augmentation can be accomplished with fat transfer, as described on my website, as well as through a variety of implant types (saline, gel, form-stable AKA Gummy Bear implants) and projections (low, medium or high projection). 

Breasts often enlarge when a woman gains weight, but not always. Breast size is determined largely by genetics, as there are overweight women who still have breasts that do not please them. 

My best advice is to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who has done many breast augmentation procedures, take a look at his or her before/after photos on their website before setting your appointment, and consult with several surgeons before making a decision about breast augmentation.

To your health and beauty,
Jonathan Berman, MD
Double Board Certified Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Jonathan Berman, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Do breast enlargement creams work?

That's a great question.  Unfortunately, the reality is that if supplements and creams worked and were safe, women probably wouldn't get breast implants anymore!     It is true that many women experience enlargement of their breasts with weight gain due to an increase in the fatty tissue of the breast (as well as elsewhere on the body).  Every woman is unique - some of us have more dense glandular breast tissue - the fibrous tissue - and some have a higher percentage of fatty tissue.  As we age and our hormones change, the breasts become more fat and less gland tissue. 

Supplements and creams not regulated by the FDA can have side effects and be dangerous.   At this time, there is no cream, supplement, vitamin or exercise program that I would recommend to anyone in my family to increase breast size.  Breast implants and breast fat grafting are common options with very high satisfaction rates if you are a candidate for the procedures.

Best wishes,

Michelle Spring, MD, FACS
Glacier View Plastic Surgery

Breast Creams a Gimmick at Best

Thanks for your question.  Unfortunately there is no proven, easy fix for non-invasive breast augmentation.  Despite the claims of these products, it is exceptionally unlikely that you will get any result from them.  More importantly, because these are technically listed as "supplements", they are not regulated by the FDA.  Simply put, these creams may not only be uneffective, they may be unsafe.  The only consistent and safe method to enhance your breasts is through breast implants and/or fat transfer.  I would certainly recommend a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.  Best of luck to you!  Dr. Pacella

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.

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
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