What You Always Wanted To Know About Breast Enlargement Options

Many women desire to have fuller breasts and increased volume, and for many years, there have been products that promise to fulfill this desire without the use of surgery. These days, a Google search of “breast enlargement without surgery” will return 30,400,000 results. You will find creams, oils, pills, breast vacuums, and even special breast massage techniques. But do any of these work better than breast enlargement surgery?

Today, we are going to give an overview of these different non-surgical options and provide some insight into how effective you can expect them to be. Next, we will get into how they compare to breast enlargement surgery in terms of results and longevity.

What Are The Most Common Non-Surgical Breast Enlargement Options?

We receive many questions about products that our patients hear about, claiming to help enhance the size and shape of their breasts. Most women would agree that if there were a product out there that really worked and did not require surgery, they would want to use it. Here are some of the more common breast enlargement options that we are often questioned about and what they claim to provide.

Breast Creams
These creams claim to increase breast size by prompting new collagen production and stimulating the growth of breast tissue. Usually, they are made from an assortment of herbs, vitamins, and plant based ingredients that the manufacturer will claim can enhance the size and firmness of the user’s breasts. They are meant to be used topically every day for the best results. Since these creams are sold as cosmetics and not medical salves, they do not come under strict regulations and can be sold despite a lack of scientific evidence of their effectiveness. While some of these products may provide advantages to the skin and temporary firming benefits, there is no proof that they provide long-lasting results.
Pills And Supplements
Oral supplements sold for breast enhancement purposes are usually marketed as “safe” alternatives to surgery that can enlarge the breasts, promote breast tissue growth, and enhance estrogen levels; however, there haven’t been any comprehensive studies done to evaluate the safety or effectiveness of breast enhancement products.

The supplements sold for breast enlargement usually contain a combination of herbs, hormones, and ingredients that are not governed by the FDA, so they may be harmful if consumed or used improperly. Herbal supplements can interact with certain medications, and it has been suggested that some may even increase the risk of breast cancer.

While there are anecdotal accounts of women experiencing temporary changes in their breast fullness, there is a lack of scientific evidence to support that they are effective, and due to the loose restrictions surrounding these products, it would be best to consult with your doctor before using them.

Oil And Massage For Breast Enlargement
Some believe that massaging the breasts with oils can help make them larger and fuller. It is thought that a combination of the increased blood circulation and the ingredients contained in the oil used is the magic combination. Product manufacturers claim that these oils enhance estrogen levels, improve circulation, and prompt breast tissue to grow. Many also propose that their oil provides moisturizing and nourishment for the skin, making it appear younger-looking,(This is probably the only accurate claim.)

One of the most discussed oils used for breast enlargement is fenugreek oil. This oil is derived from a plant that resembles a clover that is native to Asia and the Mediterranean. The seeds are harvested, dried, and crushed into powder. It is a popular spice that is used in many Indian and Southern European dishes. It is proven to have some health benefits when ingested; however, there are those who believe that using it in conjunction with massage can help breast size. While this would be amazing if true, experts agree they believe this to be folklore, and to date, no scientific studies have been done on women or published to substantiate this belief.

Some believe that eating certain foods is one of the easiest breast enlargement options; however, there is no scientific evidence to support this theory. The belief is that eating foods that increase estrogen levels in the body will promote the growth of breast tissue. The downside of concentrating on these types of foods is that excess estrogen is known to be an underlying cause of serious health conditions such as breast cancer and uterine fibroids.
Breast Vacuum
A breast vacuum is a tool that claims to increase breast size by using suction as a means to stimulate blood flow and expand the breast tissue. The companies that make and sell these devices often claim that with regular use, your breasts will be larger and firmer. Some women claim that this method can increase the size of the breasts for a short time, but the effects normally go away fairly quickly. Also, experts have expressed concerns that the prolonged use of these breast vacuums can lead to skin irritation or damage to the breast tissue.

What Are The Surgical Breast Enlargement Options?

Breast Implants

Breast implants are available, filled with silicone, or saline, and can be obtained in a variety of sizes. They are placed through a surgery that is performed under general anesthesia through an incision made under the breast crease, under the arm, or around the areola. The surgeon may place the implants under the chest muscle or on top of it, per the patient’s preference and circumstances.

It can take several months to see the final result of breast implants because it takes time for the swelling to subside and for the implants to “settle.” Patients wear a special compression bra for several weeks after their surgery to help keep the swelling down and to provide support during the recovery. It normally takes around 4 to 6 weeks before patients can resume their normal routine; however, it depends on the size of the implants and the nature of the surgery. Larger implants usually require a more lengthy recovery time.

Fat Transfer

The breast fat transfer procedure only works for increasing the breast size by a minimal amount, so if you are looking for drastic changes, this may not be the best choice for you. During this procedure, the surgeon uses liposuction to harvest excess fat from other locations on the patient’s body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. Next, this fat is purified through a special process and then strategically injected into the breasts to increase their volume, enhance their shape, and create balance. Bruising and swelling are normal after this procedure, as well as tenderness at the harvesting locations and injection sites.

Patients are provided with special directions after their surgery that they need to follow for the best results. After a fat transfer, it takes a few weeks for the fat to become established, and these newly transferred cells need to be handled with care. They cannot be crushed, or they will die and be reabsorbed by the body.


Patients often ask if dermal fillers can be used in lieu of implants, but this would be a temporary and very expensive solution. Sometimes, dermal fillers can be used to touch up or enhance certain areas of the breasts to make cosmetic corrections, but most cosmetic surgeons would recommend fat grafting as a more permanent and affordable alternative.

Where Can I Go In Atlanta For Different Types Of Breast Augmentation?

The only true way to enhance the size and shape of your breasts is through surgery. While there are some who claim that using special creams, oils, massage techniques, or other means, there is no scientific proof to substantiate any of this information.

Dr. Angelina Postoev, with SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon and offers various types of breast augmentation at locations in the surrounding areas of Atlanta, GA and in the Tampa, FL area.

If you are interested in breast enlargement surgery or other types of breast augmentation procedures, such as a breast lift or a breast reduction, contact SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics and set up a consultation. Backed by our esteemed reputation and highly skilled surgeons, we have consistently demonstrated exceptional results while keeping patient safety the top priority. Make your appointment today and learn how you can get the breasts you have always dreamed of.

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