Mayo Clinic Health Library Article

 Back to Health Library
Natural breast enhancement: Does it work?

Natural breast enhancement: Does it work?

Natural breast enhancement supplements haven''t been proved effective and could cause side effects.

QDo natural breast enhancement supplements work?

,

AAnswer Section

Natural breast enhancement supplements aren''t likely to work.

Breast enlargement might be a side effect of certain prescription drugs — such as estrogen, birth control pills and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a popular type of antidepressant. However, natural breast enhancement supplements haven''t been shown to have the same effect.

Natural breast enhancement supplements typically contain a variety of herbs, such as:

  • Saw palmetto
  • Dong quai
  • Chaste tree berry
  • Wild yam
  • Kava
  • Fennel
  • Black cohosh
  • Fenugreek

Serious drug interactions are possible with any of these herbs, especially if you take a blood-thinning medication such as warfarin (Coumadin).

If you''re interested in breast enhancement, consult your doctor about more effective options — such as breast implants.

2012-08-16

Find a physician

or Need Help Finding a Physician

Upcoming Events

Cancer Treatment Support Group
Mon, Feb 19, 2018 - 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM More
Body Awareness
Mon, Feb 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM More
Infant Safety and CPR
Mon, Feb 19, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM More
View all Events >>