Are There Natural Alternatives to Breast Implants?

Posted on December 30, 2017 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

Natural alternatives to breast implants Portland

Breast implants are FDA-approved devices used to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. Today’s saline and silicone implants are safe, and designed to be strong and durable. Still, some women are hesitant to have breast implants placed and are curious to know whether there are natural solutions to breast enhancement.

Here, Dr. Ronald DeMars, a top Portland cosmetic surgeon, sets the record straight on so-called natural breast enhancement solutions.

Do Topical Creams and Pills Work?

There is no shortage of topical creams and pills that promise natural breast enhancement. But the truth is that there is no evidence that these supplements actually do what they claim. More importantly, some of these supplements can actually be dangerous. For instance, some supplements contain phytoestrogen, which can increase the risk of certain cancers. Other supplements contain ingredients that can interact with other medications and put you at risk for serious health concerns.

What about “Vacuum Bras”?

“Vacuum bras” are bra-like devices that use suction to expand breast tissue. The most popular brand is the Brava Breast Enhancement System, which must be worn 16 hours a day for 10 weeks to achieve the desired result. However, studies show that the increase in breast size is minimal, and there is no evidence that the increase is permanent.

Why Choose Dr. DeMars for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation performed by a board certified plastic surgeon can yield safe, beautiful and long-lasting results. Dr. DeMars is a board certified surgeon who has fine-tuned his surgical skills in his 35 years of practice. The trusted surgeon has a high surgery success rate and a long track record of happy patients who are very satisfied with their breast augmentation results.

Breast augmentation with implants can be life-changing, but it is still a serious surgical procedure. Prior to surgery, Dr. DeMars will discuss in detail with you the risks and complications that come with breast augmentation. He will also explain how he handles complications and how he prevents them from occurring in the first place. To see the beautiful results from Dr. DeMars’ breast augmentation surgeries, please visit his before-and-after gallery.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. DeMars, call (503) 253-3458 today.