Taking care of your physical attributes is not only for attracting admirers but also for boosting your self-esteem and confidence. Therefore, improving your beauty standards makes you not to be diminutive with the daunting physique of some people. These beauty standards involve the shape of your breasts which are also essential parts of the body.
According to unofficial societal standards, breasts are the first attributes people around you notice when you step out. You might not be effervescent if your cups are miniature and unnoticeable. These physical attributes may be a result of these factors: hormones, genetics, lifestyle, body weight, pregnancy, or an occurrence that affects your body. Additionally, having shapeless or sagging breasts can dissipate your cheerful mood in the midst of well-endowed women: this situation increases the urge to have ‘a boob job.’
However, going for a boob job, which is breast enlargement, can be delicate and harmful to your health. Its aftermath may result in severe health conditions if proper procedures are not followed. Therefore, it is important you discuss this with your healthcare provider or a breast care specialist before you take any medical steps in increasing your breast size. Read on to learn more about how to increase your breast size.
Every girl once dreamt of having round-shaped breasts when she grows up. Afterward, reality sets in as you behold the size of breasts nature gave you. These may be abnormally small, misshapen, or imbalanced. Though all these have nothing to do with good health, big sizes make some women joyful and energetic, while small sizes can make others settle for a boob job called augmentation mammoplasty or breast lift.
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty¹ , is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed by professional plastic surgeons. This is the most approved way for patients who want to increase the size of their breasts. The surgeon will place breast implants which are saline and silicone under the tissue of the breasts or behind the chest muscles. The only issue with this surgery is that severe complications may evolve after this surgical operation. Though this depends on the patient’s health or the surgeon’s experience, you should consult a professional plastic surgeon who has a history of successful records before undergoing breast augmentation.²
Mastopexy , also known as breast lift, is a procedure to improve the breast in which the tissue is shrinking and the areola is plunging. Patients in this condition mostly have breast sagging due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging. Mastopexy can reshape the breast by removing some parts of the skin. To avoid complications that may come after this surgery, you should contact a professional surgeon whose records are rated high.³
Overall, the aftermath of breast augmentation can trigger some inconveniences like pain from capsular contracture, leakage, scars, or infections. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has confirmed that breast implants can result in breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), rare cancer related to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in the immune system. Nevertheless, studies are ongoing to discover more about the relationship between breast implants and this disease.⁴
If you are indifferent to increasing your breast size through surgery, there are natural ways you can leverage:
Proper exercises can increase your breast size if you are consistent and dedicated. There are lots of activities that can help strengthen the pectoral muscles of the breasts.
1. Wall Pressing: Simply position yourself at the front of a wall and put your palms on it. Press slowly and allow your head to nearly touch the wall continuously. Repeat this exercise for like 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Push-ups: Do two sets out of 5 push-ups every day.
3. Bench Pressing: Use dumbbells while lying on a bench and raise them in the air. Do this exercise gently and repeat.
4. Fly lifts: Hold a light weight of 4-6 lbs with your two hands as you lie on your back. Move your hands up and down to meet up above your chest. Try two sets out of 15 until you have mastered this exercise.
5. Pullover with dumbells : Hold dumbbells in your hands while lying on a bench with your feet on the floor. Raise your hands to the ceiling as you engage in this exercise. Repeat this by doing two sets of 10 to 12.
6. Up-down plank: good for chest and pec pump. Take a forearm plank standby as you connect with your heel and head. Carry out this exercise for three sets of 20 to 30 seconds.
7. Chest Press with weights: you can use dumbbells or water bottles for this exercise. Hold the objects in both hands and press them against your chest. Do this exercise and repeat 2 to 3 sets out of 8 to 12.
Consuming diets that contain estrogen and phytoestrogen can help increase your breast size. Read more to learn about the best food to increase the size of your breasts. Estrogen is a hormone that aids the sexual and reproductive characteristics in both males, while phytoestrogens are plant-based estrogens. 5 To experience a natural increase in your breasts, leverage these foods and fruits:
1. Saw Palmetto: Saw Palmetto is enriched with properties that aid breast enhancement. It is available in herb and over-the-counter forms. In addition, you can add it to other food items to increase the size of your breasts. To achieve quick results, you must consume Saw Palmetto consistently. But avoid overdosing on this herb which can harm your body. Consult your breast care specialist before settling for saw palmetto.
2. Milk: Milk and its products are naturally suitable for women that desire breast enlargement because they are rich in fat. They also contain prolactin, progesterone, and estrogen, which are properties for increasing breasts size. You can also mix milk with papaya smoothies to see a quicker result. However, it is not a recommended combo for pregnant women, or you have high levels of estrogens in the body.
Other dairy products that you can leverage to have bigger breasts are yogurt, paneer, and cheese. Ensure you consistently moderately consume them to get a better result. More importantly, consult your doctor to know if milk products benefit you.
3. Soy foods: Soya beans and milk are good for naturally increasing breast size. They are rich in protein, high in isoflavones, and have estrogen-mimicking properties. You need to be consistent and eat these foods moderately to see your breasts increase. Consult your breast care specialist to know if eating soy is good for you.
4. Fenugreek seeds: This herb is one of the rich sources of estrogen and diosgenin, which contain prolactin that enhances breast enlargement. You can mash up the seed to massage your breasts for natural augmentation. Likewise, you can mix the seeds with mustard oil before you apply it to your breast. In the said procedure, you can try out the fenugreek sprouts. They contain high diosgenin, which also enhances breast growth. Ensure you consult your doctor before you settle for this herb and to know the proper dosage.
Other diets that can enhance breast growth:
- Lima and kidney beans
- Nuts such as pistachios, walnuts, cashews, and chestnuts
- Alfalfa, Fennel, and Flaxseed
- Hops, Licorice, and Lignans
- Red clover, Sage, and Verbena
- Green beans and winter squash
- Spices (sage, clover, and oregano)
- Fruits (apples, cherries, plums, peaches, strawberries, and raspberries)
- Lentils and chickpeas
- Beverages (red wine, white wine, black tea, and green tea)
- Vegetables (beets, carrots, and cucumbers)
Massaging your breast can cause breast growth. Blood circulates towards the breasts as you rub the breast area, making your skin firmer and tighter. Also, massaging your breasts helps remove unwanted stretch marks. Rub your breasts gently because intense rubbing can hurt your breasts. You can also apply special breast enlargement creams, essential oils like cod liver oil, mustard oil, and other applicable oils to massage your breast for desired growth. Though it may take time, it aids peace of mind compared to surgery. 6
Other possible methods to increase your breast size are:
- Birth control pills.
- Gaining weight.
- Using a breast enlargement pump.
- Leveraging special breast enlargement pills
However, avoid taking medications or supplements that aid estrogen and phytoestrogen with foods that contain the same properties for breast enlargement. Combining these pills or supplements with such foods may trigger severe health conditions for your breasts. Therefore, consult your breast care specialist to know what will be effective for your breasts.
In conclusion, the physical appearance of your breasts may result from factors like genetics, lifestyle, and others. Nevertheless, there are different ways you can leverage to increase the size of your breasts in different ways. Surgery is one of the most popular methods, but its aftermath can trigger complications and severe illness later in life. However, there are natural ways to increase the size of your breasts if you can be patient, determined, and consistent with the routine. Among these natural ways are regular exercises, balanced diets, massage, and enlargement pills that aid breast enhancement without going under the knife to get a boob job. Therefore you should consult your doctor to guide you in deciding the best method to increase your breast size.
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opexy and Mastopexy-Augmentation by Ali A Qureshi et al. 4959
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