How about estrogen pills for breast enlargement?

I'm close to reaching my goal of having breast augmentation surgery (I've been saving up for it as a present to myself for my 40th birthday this October). I'd like to know if it would make sense for me to take estrogen pills (for whatever breast enlargement results they provide) before having the augmentation done. Would it interfere in any way with the surgery or could it help get the process started? Are the results of estrogen pills long-lasting? Please advise when you can.

jessg121

F, 40, Tennessee

Pills containing high levels of estrogen, such as birth control pills, may induce breast growth by stimulating estrogen receptor sites, but the results are unpredictable. More problematically, high estrogen levels have been linked to an increase in incidences of breast cancer. Accelerating estrogen production can result in uncontrolled cell production, potentially resulting in cancer.

Excessive estrogen beyond your body's natural levels can also cause problems in the endocrine system, and increase the risk of blood clots. For these reasons, I would strongly advise against taking growth hormones or breast enlargement supplements as a form of natural breast enhancement, particularly as you have already saved sufficient funds for breast implants. For women seeking bigger breasts, only cosmetic surgery can give you long-term, beautiful and reliable results.

Nowadays, women have many options which can produce outstanding results, including silicone gel implants, saline implants, as well as breast enhancement via fat transfer. Seeing an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in breast enhancement surgeries is the best way to get all the information you need in order to determine the ideal solution for you.

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Congratulations on saving enough to treat yourself to breast enhancement surgery. For women with realistic expectations, breast implants can dramatically enhance a women’s self-confidence and self-esteem.

It would make little sense for you to take estrogen pills prior to surgery. Although they may result in a modest increase in breast tissue growth, they are also linked to an increased risk of unwanted hormonal side effects and health problems.

Altering the hormone levels in your body without a medical reason is not advised. So-called natural breast augmentation techniques such as hormonal supplements, dietary supplements, herbal creams or breast enlargement pills do not work in the way that only plastic surgery can; increasing your breast size permanently and predictably using silicone or saline implants, or fat from your own body. Avoid the hormone treatment and wait for surgery to increase your cup size.

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Taking estrogen as a means of breast enlargement is not recommended.  There are other effects ie increase in breast  cancer risk that come along with taking estrogen supplementation.  Unfortunately there is no magic bullet other than surgery.  

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I would not suggest taking estrogen pills for breast enlargement as these hormones can have additional untoward side effects. Congrats and good luck!