How to make your breasts bigger without implants

Updated April 17, 2017

Results from a study done at Cornell University by Prof. Michael Lynn show that larger breasted restaurant servers, on average, make more money in tips than less endowed women, so it's no wonder so many women feel inadequate. No matter how many times men tell women that breast size does not matter, women still feel that they need to have larger breasts to be liked and accepted. There are three totally different options for making your breasts larger without surgery, with varying degrees of results.

Perform bench presses. Bench presses are the best exercise for building the muscles in your chest, which are called the pectoral muscles. Although your breasts are made up of fat, building muscle underneath the fat will provide a platform for your breasts to sit on allowing them to stick farther out, making your overall chest size bigger.

Perform incline bench presses. Inclined bench presses work the top of the chest and will add cleavage to your chest.

Eat at least 60 grams of protein per day. Protein is the material that muscles are built of so it is necessary to eat enough of it to build larger pectorals. It is recommended that men eat much more protein than 60 grams when building muscle, but that's because men generally want to get their entire bodies bigger. But, in the case of only building larger pectorals, you do not have to consume as much protein.

Wear a push-up bra. Push-up bras give the illusion of larger breasts by lifting and squeezing the breasts together to create more cleavage.

Use bra inserts. Bra inserts are fitted silicone cups that you slip in your bra and under your breasts to give them a fuller look. Inserts are a lot like stuffing your bra, but they also add lift and shape.

Wear a water bra. Water bras are a combination of a push-up bra and bra inserts because it is already padded with water to make your breasts look bigger.

Eat more calories. This is the most effective way to gain weight but it's important not to eat junk food. Eat larger quantities of quality foods, and stay away from sugar and fried and fatty foods. Your breasts are made from fat, so adding healthy weight will increase your breast size. Eat more grains, beans, fruits, vegetables and lean meats.

Exercise for at least 20 minutes three times per week. This may seem counterproductive but it's important to keep your body fit instead of lying on the couch waiting for a heart attack. As long as you eat more calories than you burn, you will gain weight and the exercise will promote better circulation, decreasing the risk of diabetes and heart problems.

Take your vitamins. Vitamins will improve the quality of your skin and fatty tissues. According to, "the health of your skin and the health of your fatty tissue layers are CRITICAL in how your breasts look... Breasts are in essence skin pockets that hold fatty tissue." The best way to get your vitamins is to eat five different coloured fruits and vegetables a day, as the different colours generally represent different vitamin contents. If you simply refuse to eat your vegetables, multivitamins are better than nothing. Vitamins and fat work well together, especially for brain health, so take advantage of this extra weight gain by making sure to get your vitamins.


Building larger pectorals is an especially good method for women who have trouble finding a small enough bra size as larger pectorals will add some width to your frame allowing you to wear larger bra sizes.


Building larger pectorals is the healthiest method for increasing your breast size. Gaining too much weight is an unhealthy method of making your breasts bigger and is only recommended for thin women who can afford to gain weight without triggering any health problems.

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Jason Cooley began writing in 2005 as the owner of a personal-training business, authoring advertising copy and business contracts. He has since served as a writer with Oral B and On Top of My Diabetes.