The hormones estrogen and progestin found in some forms of birth control can increase breast size. They also help shape a woman’s hips and chest by distributing fat cells in these areas of the body.
Although anecdotal evidence suggests that birth control pills can make a girl’s boobs bigger, this is typically temporary. This is because the effects of these hormones usually pass within a few months.
Types of Birth Control Pills
The hormonal changes in some types of birth control pills can increase the size of a woman’s breasts. This is because the hormones in the pill mimic the same hormones that peak during puberty and cause physical changes to the hips and breasts by distributing fat cells to these areas. This change is temporary and will wear off after a few cycles of taking the pill.
The hormones in the pill can also cause edema, which is the bloated feeling that occurs when fluid is retained in the body. This usually happens in the breasts, which may make them feel larger and fuller than usual. This symptom can be especially noticeable around ovulation when the pill is most active, but is not permanent. In fact, the breasts will typically return to their original state during the placebo pill week of the cycle.
It is important to note that only hormonal forms of birth control can cause this side effect. Nonhormonal birth control options like the copper IUD or ring will not have this effect on a person’s breasts. The type of birth control that a person takes will also determine the likelihood of experiencing this side effect, as will the dosage of hormones in each individual pill. The higher the dose of estrogen in a pill, the more likely it is that it will cause a change to the breasts.
Depending on what kind of pill you take, your breasts may become larger or smaller. If you’re taking a combination pill (which contains both oestrogen and progestin), they can cause your breasts to feel fuller, especially during ovulation. This is because estrogen changes how the body metabolizes water, leading to fluid retention. This can make your breasts look bigger and feel tender or sore. Luckily, this effect tends to go away during your pill-free week or once you stop the pill.
Most hormonal birth control pills contain both oestrogen and progestin, and they work to prevent ovulation by thickening cervical mucus and thinning the uterus lining, which prevents sperm from attaching to an egg. Combination pill options include the regular or mini pill, the patch, the ring and the Mirena or Skyla IUDs. Progestin-only methods like the mini pill and the levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptive (EC) pill don’t have the same effect on breasts.
The hormones in the pill also influence our bodies’ natural oestrogen levels, which surges during puberty and declines as we enter menopause. This can lead to breast tenderness, which can be painful and is common around the time of ovulation. Fortunately, this is normal and over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can help. It’s also important to remember that breast size can vary greatly between people, and your nipple shape is just as individual.
Depending on your personal body’s unique balance of natural hormones, birth control pills can cause different side effects in everyone. Estrogen and progestin are responsible for shaping a woman’s hips, bust, and chest by distributing fat cells throughout these areas of the body. This can lead to breast growth in some women as a result of increased fluid retention and swelling from the additional estrogen in their bodies. Breasts can also become larger during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as they develop protective fat layers and milk glands to prepare for the mother’s child.
If you’re interested in a more permanent way to increase your boobage size, consider having a sexy silicone implant inserted into each of your sex glands to increase your bust size. These implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’ll be sure to find the one that’s right for you. You should be aware that, while these implants will certainly make your boobs bigger, they can also affect the shape of your chest, and you may experience bruising, tenderness, or a change in the frequency, consistency, or weight of your periods (also known as amenorrhoea). You can always have the implant removed at any time if it causes you to feel uncomfortable.
If you’re looking for a birth control method that is low-maintenance and highly effective, consider an intrauterine device (IUD). These tiny T-shaped devices are inserted by gynecologists and can last for years. There are two types of IUDs: copper and hormonal. The hormonal IUDs Mirena and Liletta release the synthetic hormone progestin to thicken the mucus on the cervix, making it impossible for sperm to reach an egg. The copper IUD Paragard releases a small amount of metal into the uterus that damages sperm and can also destroy any eggs that develop.
Both types of IUD can cause a few side effects, including sore/tender breasts and changes to your mood or energy level. They can also cause longer and heavier periods in some women.
To insert an IUD, a healthcare provider puts their fingers into the vagina and feels for the uterus with one hand. They then take a tool with the IUD attached from its sterile packaging and insert it. It’s important to not grab hold of or tug on the strings that connect an IUD to the uterus, as this can cause it to move out of position. Checking the strings for signs of movement can help you know if your IUD has slipped out and needs to be replaced. The insertion process is quick and painless.