Natural Breast Augmentation From Your Period?
We have all seen it over and over in magazines and on television--this celebrity has artificially enhanced her breasts with a “boob job”. From Britney Spears to Kendall Jenner it seems like it’s inescapable for women to avoid the stigma of having plastic surgery. Newsflash, media, what a woman does to her body is her business and your opinion about what she decides to do with her body is moot and judgmental.
Many of these celebrities, who have been shamed for having plastic surgery, have claimed that their breasts just enlarged because of their periods, puberty or even just a really good bra. But are these really ways to naturally augment your breasts or are these celebrities just blowing hot air? The short answer is yes, having your period, experiencing a change in hormones and investing in a really good bra can make your breasts larger and here’s the reason why:
Why Your Breasts Enlarge Before Periods
Your hormone levels fluctuate throughout your menstrual cycle. However, as your body prepares for its next period (days 14-28) two hormones in particular increase that may be the reason for your breasts getting bigger: estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen causes your milk ducts to enlarge in your breasts while progesterone causes the milk glands to swell. The potent combination causes a condition called premenstrual breast swelling and is a common symptom of PMS. This natural enlargement of your breasts is temporary and usually dissipates by the time your period ends.
If you notice large, benign (non-cancerous) lumps in your breasts before your period this may signal that you have fibrocystic breast disease. This disease is characterized by large and often painful lumps that grow just before your monthly menses and shrink once you’ve had your period. The lumps may also move when pressed on. Most of the time this condition is non life threatening, just a monthly annoyance. But as always, regular self breast exams are a great idea, as is making sure you follow your gynecologist’s advice on when to start mammogram exams.
Hormonal Changes Which Cause Natural Breast Augmentation
Another way these celebs may unintentionally or intentionally grow their breasts is by regulating their hormone levels. Remember when we said that estrogen causes milk ducts to swell making the breasts appear larger? Well there are actually foods and herbs you can consume that will help increase your estrogen production and may also increase the size of your breasts. Consuming soy can make your breasts larger because soy contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones that mimic estrogen. Other foods with phytoestrogens include fenugreek and saw palmetto.
(There is no definitive study on these herbs that prove that they can increase breast size. Also, every body is different and what may work for some may not work for others. The aforementioned information is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If you have questions about natural ways to augment your breasts it is recommended that you see your healthcare provider. A health care provider is a licensed professional who can prescribe a regimen for you that fits your body type. )
Making Breasts Appear Larger With a Good Bra
In addition to exploring herbal options you can also just invest in a really good bra. If you’re wearing the wrong size bra it can make breasts appear saggy or smaller. It is recommended to go get sized if you experience a significant amount of weight gain or weight loss. The right bra can make all the difference in one’s appearance -- as many celebrities have shown us.