Can Olive Oil Make Your Breasts Larger and Firmer?

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Are there any benefits?

The claims surrounding olive oil’s breast-enhancing capabilities are likely related to some of its natural characteristics.

Olive oil is rich in polyphenols, which are plant-based substances that reduce inflammation. When applied to the skin, polyphenols may protect against premature aging, sun damage, and certain skin conditions such as acne.

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Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E. Antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals that cause cellular damage. In your skin, antioxidants can help prevent signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles, sagginess, and age spots.

Based on what we know about polyphenols and antioxidants, olive oil could, in theory, help to reduce sagginess. And there’s some anecdotal evidence that this might apply to the skin on your face.

However, the skin on your breasts is much thicker, making it harder to penetrate with topical products. In addition, breasts tend to sag more in response to gravity than to the effects of aging on your skin.

There’s also no evidence that olive oil has any properties that could make your breasts, or any other part of your body, grow.

Are there any risks?

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There’s no evidence that olive oil does anything to increase breast size or firmness. There’s also no evidence that it carries much of a risk.

However, if you’re allergic to olives, you should avoid using olive oil, even on your skin.

If you’re not sure if you’re allergic to olive oil, do a patch test by applying a little to a small area of skin on the inside of your arm. Keep it there for at least 24 hours and watch for any signs of redness or irritation. If you don’t notice anything unusual after 24 hours, you can try applying it to a larger area.

How to use

If you still want to try using olive oil on your breasts, start by choosing a high-quality olive oil. Look for one that comes in a darker bottle, which protects the oil from exposure to light. You can also look for one with a harvest date so that you know how fresh it is.

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To apply olive oil to your skin, start by rubbing just a few drops between your hands and massaging it lightly into your skin. You can always add more later if you don’t feel like it’s enough. To avoid oil stains, allow the oil to dry on your skin before putting on clothes.

Is there anything else I can try?

The internet is full of claims about natural remedies for increasing breast size. While some of these, including olive oil, might sound like a good idea in theory, there’s no evidence that they work.

Surgery is the only way to increase the size of your breasts. This usually involves adding implants.

If you’re looking to firm up sagging breasts, your best option is a breast lift. This is a surgical procedure that involves removing extra tissue to create a tightening effect. In some cases, this can also make your breasts look bigger.

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If you’re set on enlarging your breasts or making them firmer, consider setting up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They can give you a better idea of what will give you the results you’re looking for.

You can also try these quick fixes and long-term habits to make your breasts look perkier.

The bottom line

While olive oil has many uses and benefits, breast enlargement isn’t one of them. While keeping skin moisturized may reduce the effects of aging, it won’t prevent gravity from pulling your breasts down over time.

The upside is that this happens to everyone with breasts over time, meaning the shape and size of your breasts is likely much more common than you think. If you still want to enlarge your breasts or reduce sagging, consider surgical options instead.

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