Do breast enlargement pumps works? Are there any side effect?

I want to use breast enlargement pump to enlarge my breast. Can you give me a suggestion that should i use it or not. And if yes then how i should use it. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 13

No, Unfortunately Breast Enlargement Pumps Don't Work

Thank you for your question. No unfortunately breast enlargement pumps don't work. They can possibly enlarge your breast temporarily, but they will return to the original size. Breast enlargement pumps can also cause skin ulceration and other unpleasant side effects. The safest, most reliable way of enlarging the breast is through breast augmentation surgery with implants.

New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Breast enlargement Pump

Agreeing with the other Dr.s on the site, the answer is a big no. It's great marketing to falsify the truth. There truly isn't anything that will work besides surgery. Sorry to burst your question bubble...

David Rosenstein, MD
Boynton Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Do pumps work?

The BRAVA breast pump system has been commercially marketed as a method for increasing breast size.This system applies continuous suction to the breast over a prolonged period of time.Studies have shown minimal changes in breast size with this approach.Its greatest value may be in combination with autologous fat grafting for breast enhancement.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 194 reviews

Do breast enlargement pumps work? Are there any side effects?

This is a great question that lingers in the minds of several women. Although some non-invasive procedures sound promising, the truth is that breast augmentation and fat transfer to the breasts are the only ways to increase breast size. Do not be mislead by great marketing and educate yourself as much as possible before making a decision. I hope this has helped.

Rady Rahban, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 119 reviews


Thank you for the question.

To my knowledge, the answer is a big NO. There's nothing to give your breast volume or lift, than by having this done surgically.

Dr. Campos

Jaime Campos Leon, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 253 reviews

Breast pumps for enlargement

In my review of the literature and experience with patients the answer is no. The patients that I have seen that have used a breast pump for enlargement have had at best a modest transient enlargement and have been disappointed with the result which has been less than a cup size. 

David M. Kahn, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Breast pumps to enlarge breasts

Thank you for your question. 

Unfortunately, there are no "pumps" that will effectively increase the size of your breasts without some sort of surgery.  A tool called BRAVA has been around for several years and is essentially a large vacuum suction cup worn over the breasts to help increase blood flow to the breast but does require fat grafting to enlarge the breasts.  It is a cumbersome device that must be worn for 10-12 hours in the day and because of this, compliance is low.  Implants are still the standard way of increasing breast size, but obviously require surgery to place them.  

Brian C. Reuben, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Breast enlargement pumps

I know of one system that requires wearing for many hours/day to basically work as an external tissue expander. This can increase the cup size somewhat by about 150cc or so.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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The BRAVA pump (you can find info by googling) was originally used for breast enlargement, sometimes up to one cup size.  It is rather cumbersome, and must be worn about 10-12 hours a day, and cannot be concealed. 
Many reported only temporary improvement.

Most such pumps now are used in preparation for fat grafting, by increasing the volume of take of the grafted material. 

Anyone considering using the pump should consider implants, and fat grafting as well as the BRAVA, and review the pros and cons.

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews


The only safe and reliable way to increase your breast size is FDA and Health Canada Approved breast implants

Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

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