Beware the "breast enhancement" gimmicks

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Apr 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

dangerous breast enhancement gimmicksIf there was a quick, easy way to increase the size of your breasts without surgery, would you be interested? Most women would, and it’s easy to understand why. Bigger breasts can make you feel and look more feminine, shapely, and attractive. That’s why hundreds of thousands of breast augmentation surgeries are performed in our country every year.

Despite the success of breast augmentation, so-called breast enhancement herbs, pills, and creams are everywhere, hoping to capitalize on many women’s desires for a better bustline. These products claim to “enhance” breast size, add fullness, and give your figure a boost that almost seems too good to be true.

Unfortunately, these products won’t change the size of anything, except your wallet. These gimmicks can be costly and claim to give you the breasts you want without surgery, but there’s simply no evidence to support that any of these supplements and creams are effective. Plus, many of these products are unregulated and could even be harmful.

The problem with breast supplements

Many of these “natural” supplements and creams that claim to enhance breast size contain a combination of herbs and other botanicals. Seems safe, right? Wrong.

Actually, many of the herbs used in these products have been shown to have an estrogen-like effect in the body, and are known as phytoestrogens. Although these compounds appear to be safe in very moderate amounts (such as those found naturally in some foods), the high, concentrated doses of phytoestrogens in supplements could spell trouble for many people. The reality is, there are still many experts who don’t understand phytoestrogens and their effects on the body. Some evidence suggests this compound can stimulate breast cancer, but this hasn’t been definitively proven. They may interfere with your existing medications or cause bothersome side effects, but cannot make breasts bigger. The long-term effects of taking these breast supplements hasn’t been studied at all.

You could easily spend hundreds of dollars on breast-enhancing gimmicks, only to see little to no change in your breast size or appearance. Instead of buying products that don’t work and may not be safe, consider investing your hard-earned money in a successful breast augmentation. With the right surgeon, you can choose implants that provide a noticeable difference in breast size that can last many years. With many available financing options for cosmetic surgery procedures, you can make it friendly to your budget, too.

To learn more about breast augmentation, download our free e-book, The Basics of Breast Augmentation. Contact Monarch Plastic Surgery to schedule your confidential, no-pressure consultation, and speak with a qualified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your body goals.

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Topics: Breast augmentation, breast implants, Cosmetic Surgery

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