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Can I Make My Breasts Larger?

Can I make my breasts larger?
Britta*

Although many products (from special creams to exercise techniques) claim to boost breast size, you should save your money: They don't work. Your breasts may still grow and change, or they may have reached their final size. Some girls are happier with their appearance when they wear padded bras. Others find that certain styles of tops and dresses are more flattering than others.

Everyone goes through times when they don't like parts of their bodies. These feelings are part of normal development and the process of adjusting to our changing bodies. Even girls with large breasts can be unhappy about them. Some find that their backs or shoulders hurt or that the large breasts attract unwanted attention and they may wish their breasts were smaller.

After development is complete, the only way to permanently change breast size is through cosmetic surgery, which comes with its own physical and psychological risks.

If you're concerned about the size or development of your breasts, talk to your doctor or gynecologist.

Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
Date reviewed: May 2009

* Names have been changed to protect user privacy.

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