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I must, I must, I must increase my bust....is there anything I can do to naturally increase breast size?

By February 8, 2009 - 12:38pm
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First, the good news: I've lost about 45 pounds since last Spring.

Now, the bad news: Mother Nature has a cheeky sense of humor at times.

While I'm pretty darn proud of my weight loss efforts and have been enjoying most of the smaller parts that are showing up in the mirror these days, I have to say that I'm not so excited that I've also obviously slimmed down in the breast area.

I know that this is an area that is naturally fat-filled and so if you lose weight, the weight will come off of any and all fatty areas, but I was sort of hoping Mother Nature would just skip over the "girls" and stick to my patoot, hips, and thighs. No such luck.

I confess I feel like a 6th grade girl again, wanting to do that "I must, I must, I must increase my bust" exercise that we all did religiously but to no avail. I'm really not into having breast augmentation surgery, due to the cost and because I just can't justify it at this point of my life. But I do wish I was a bit fuller yet on top!

So, I thought I'd throw the question out to all of you wise people and see if anyone knows of anything that will actually work to increase breast size or have any other ideas for me...I'm not quite done with my weight loss goal so I suspect I'll continue to see more of this situation as time goes on. Thanks so much for your help!

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Strengthening the underlying pectoral muscles may, for a time, help defy the laws of aging and gravity, and even improve your posture. Wearing a properly fitted bra can also help. However, the inevitable sag will happen.

The older I get, the more I appreciate a well-fitting bra that keeps the "girls" from hugging my waistline. It also helps make my clothes fit better and make me appear less "matronly."

Maintain good posture and physical condition, and you'll appear confident and attractive, regardless your bra size.

February 9, 2009 - 6:28pm
EmpowHER Guest

I've heard that strengthening the chest muscles can help with overall breast appearance, if not increasing cup size. Has anybody else heard that? Does that work?

February 9, 2009 - 5:40pm

I just found another source of good information from The Kinsey Report.

They have also not found any effective and non-surgical method to enhancing breast size, but provided another thought: "It may be worth spending time thinking about how you feel about your body and what you think would be different in your life if you had larger breasts. Women with larger breasts (such as a C or D cup) may actually have less sensitive breasts than women with smaller breasts (A or B cup). Aside from that little bit of science, it is unclear what advantages or disadvantages come along with larger breasts. What do you, personally, think would be different if you were able to increase your breast size? Would you feel more confident, sexy, or feminine? If so, can you think of ways to have these same feelings without increasing your breast size? (By the way, in a “the grass is always greener” mentality, many women with larger breasts imagine feeling more confident, sexy or feminine if they had smaller breasts)."

February 8, 2009 - 3:01pm
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I have yet to find a bra that fits me... as far as I can guess I'd be a 34AAA, but so far haven't found where I could buy one. And yes, I'm done growing, I'm 21. =p
And while I admit it has taken me a lot of time to accept my body as it is (I'm still getting there) I would definitely not go much bigger at all, if it were up to me. Maybe just to an AA so that I could wear a bra if i wanted. A would be the max.
So just take some time, don't concern yourself with what you used to have, but with what you have now. You might not get every guy in the room stare at you, but believe me, that doesn't mean nobody is interested. I'm always noticing my boyfriend looking (gives me the biggest ego) and I doubt that you're as lacking as me. =p

February 8, 2009 - 2:22pm


That is funny--how many of us have secretly (or not so secretly) wanted a larger breast size, and it definitely takes us back to middle school.

Well, unfortunately, I don't have good news for you. If you want to increase your breast size, then sure...there are some ways to do it. But...what price are you willing to pay? There are consequences and side effects that would need to be taken into consideration. You already mentioned you do not want to undergo surgery. If you take a hormone that increases breast size, this puts you at an increased risk for breast cancer. Then the question becomes: what are you willing to risk for bigger breasts?

You can read about the different types of herbal remedies, hormones and supplements at the EmpowHer Breast Enhancement page.

One example:
"The hormone estrogen, if taken in high enough doses, increases breast size by stimulating growth of breast tissue. However, it is not safe to use estrogen in this way, because when breast cells are stimulated to grow, they are more likely to turn cancerous. A woman who took enough estrogen to enlarge her breasts would greatly increase her risk of breast cancer."

Congrats on your weight loss! I'm sure this does not help very much, but often when I am wishing for a larger cup size, I think about how lucky I am that I do not have any medical/health problems with my breasts. I am able to easily run and be active (a few of my friends with extremely large breasts experience too much pain, and are considering breast reductions because their breasts have caused back problems!).

- Are you concerned about the way you look? Try a "wonder bra". They are really great and you can get them at Victoria's Secret.
- Are you concerned about what your sexual partner will think? If so, ask, and you may be surprised at the answer!

February 8, 2009 - 1:40pm
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