14 doctors weighed in:
Is hormone therapy an alternative to breast augmentation?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Although breast enlargement is a side effect of hormone replacement it should not be used only for this purpose.

In brief: No
Although breast enlargement is a side effect of hormone replacement it should not be used only for this purpose.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sorry
Hormone therapy will not give you a fuller breast without causing serious side effects.
Your body's hormone system is a very delicate system and altering it can cause serious problems.

In brief: Sorry
Hormone therapy will not give you a fuller breast without causing serious side effects.
Your body's hormone system is a very delicate system and altering it can cause serious problems.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Men who are interested in transforming into women use estrogen to feminize their bodies which also results in breast development.
However, the amount of breast development is variable & many of these patients also get breast augmentation. This treatment is not indicated in women because they have been exposed to estrogen since puberty & their breast tissue will not respond to additional estrogen.

In brief: Depends
Men who are interested in transforming into women use estrogen to feminize their bodies which also results in breast development.
However, the amount of breast development is variable & many of these patients also get breast augmentation. This treatment is not indicated in women because they have been exposed to estrogen since puberty & their breast tissue will not respond to additional estrogen.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Estrogen creams and pills are not recommended for women seeking breast enhancement, due to their side effects.
Also, the amount of breast change they can do is usually quite small and temporary, compared to a breast implants.

In brief: No
Estrogen creams and pills are not recommended for women seeking breast enhancement, due to their side effects.
Also, the amount of breast change they can do is usually quite small and temporary, compared to a breast implants.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not recommended
There are possible options for breast enhancement but these are not popular and there are concerns with hormonal alteration of the breast and the possible induction of breast tumors.

In brief: Not recommended
There are possible options for breast enhancement but these are not popular and there are concerns with hormonal alteration of the breast and the possible induction of breast tumors.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Breast augmentation with implants produces a predictable and stable change in breast size and shape, while response to hormone therapy is highly variable and carries potential risks.

In brief: No
Breast augmentation with implants produces a predictable and stable change in breast size and shape, while response to hormone therapy is highly variable and carries potential risks.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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