Women may wish to pursue breast enlargement for many reasons. They may feel that their own breasts are too small and would feel more confident with larger breasts. They may have lost weight, become pregnant or had a breast removed and may wish to restore their previous breast size. Most women in this situation opt for breast enlargement surgery, but there are other ways to pursue breast enlargement.

An introduction to breast enlargement

Breast implants are generally used for:

Primary breast augmentation for an increase in bust size.
Revision-augmentation, which is done either to correct or improve the result of an original breast augmentation surgery.
Primary reconstruction, which will help replace breast tissue that has been removed due to cancer or trauma or that has failed to develop properly due to a severe breast abnormality.
Revision-reconstruction to correct or improve the result of an original breast reconstruction surgery.

The government restricts the marketing of breast implants for the augmentation of young women because young women’s breasts are still in the developmental stage during their late teens and early 20s. Moreover, there is a concern that young women may not be mature enough to make an informed decision about the potential risks of breast implants.

Some of the risks of breast implants include:

Re-operations with or without removal of the device.
Hardening of the area around the implant.
Breast pain.
Changes in nipple and breast sensation.
Rupture with deflation for saline-filled implants.

Breast implants do not last forever. This means that additional surgeries will be required over your lifetime due to rupture, other complications, or unacceptable cosmetic outcomes like asymmetry, unsatisfactory style/size, wrinkling/rippling.

It’s difficult to ascertain the causes of breast implant rupture. It’s known that breast implants can rupture from:

Damage during implantation or during other surgical procedures.
Folding or wrinkling of the implant shell.
Trauma or other excessive force to the chest.
Compression of the breast during mammography.

Why do females opt for breast enlargement?

Unfortunately not all women are as well endowed as they would like to be and many women have opted for breast augmentation surgery as a solution. Child birth, weight loss or a mastectomy may also be reasons for women to resort to breast augmentation, choosing to have this surgery to raise self-esteem and restore their appearance.

Techniques and medications for breast enlargement

Out of the conventional methods available today, breast enlargement surgery is the most common. Augmentation is one of the quickest and surest ways of increasing bust size, though it is not the safest.

Performed under anesthesia, the patient is ready to resume work within a week of the procedure. The surgery generally does not hinder regular physiological and sexual functions like lactation and sensation, but a small number of those treated have experienced some problems in these areas.

The implant is placed by creating an insertion in the breast. The insertion is made just below the breast where the inconspicuous crease is located. Another place where the incision can be made is under the areola. The third unobtrusive place is under the armpits. Once the incision is made, the surgeon inserts the implants into a specifically created pocket within the breast.

Alternatives to breast implants

Natural treatments

Several natural breast enlargement herbs are available in the form of pills, creams, sprays and lotions that are either taken orally or applied over the breasts. Pills are known to be effective for breast enlargement. These generally contain traditional herbs that are known to have abilities to cause breast enlargement; but they may also cause some side effects. Some of these herbs are:

Blessed Thistle
Saw Palmetto
Fennel seeds
Dandelion root
Dong Quai
Pueraria Mirifica

Breast pumps

Breast pumps consist of two cups that are attached to a vacuum generating device. Meant to be placed over the breast, pressure is generated when the air is sucked out of the cups, due to partial vacuum. This pressure enhances the blood circulation as well as the health of the tissues and ligaments within the breast.


Massaging also yields slow but safe results. The massage consists of various movements that stretch out the tissues within the breast so that they appear to be bigger and firmer. In addition, a massage helps flush out the toxins that generally accumulate in the breast. Before massaging the breasts, a suitable breast enlargement cream must be applied to make the breast more supple and elastic

Special breast enlargement exercises can also bring about a sizable increase in the bust line over a period of time. Exercise can improve the underlying pectoral muscles, which make for better bust tautness. Yoga exercises also work well for breast enlargement.

Advantages / Disadvantages of breast enlargement

Every procedure, including breast enlargement, has its positive aspects as well as its negative aspects. In addition, patients should be aware that every clinical procedure may end up in potential complications, which can occur in a small percentage of patients even in the best of circumstances.

The advantages of breast enlargement are:

A breast that has never developed sufficiently can be made larger.
A breast that has lost volume with pregnancy or weight loss can be made larger again.
A relaxed breast can be lifted to some degree.
It can change a woman’s appearance so that she is able to wear the clothing she desires.
Provides relief from having to repeatedly focus on the fact that she is not well endowed.
Can often lead to an increase in self-assurance and help regain self-confidence.

The disadvantages of breast enlargement are:

There will be a permanent scar on some part of the upper body.
Mammograms before the actual surgery require special techniques that take longer to perform and to read.
There is about a 5% possibility of firmness due to internal scar tissue hardening.
Implant failure will happen at some point in the future.
There is a possibility of permanent nipple numbness.
There is a possibility that the woman may not be able to lactate.

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