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Can a Non-Surgical Boob Job Work?

A couple of weeks ago, I received a press release about a forthcoming product called Boob Job. Made by Rodial, the $175 gel promises to increase the cup size of breasts with daily application. A study says Boob Job can provide up to an 8.4% increase in breast volume in 56 days. It claims to do so by blocking fat into the area where the gel has been applied, leading to a gradual increase in size.

I tend to believe that short of surgical procedures, there's nothing you can do to resign from the I.B.T.C. (Pregnancy excepted, of course.) When you're petite, you're petite. And while I'd like to say that I believe in a gel's ability to boost up the girls, my inner skeptic needed to take a closer look at these claims. Could a gel really boost me up to a bigger bra size? To find out,


In thinking about this product, I kept getting stuck on the 8.4% increase. I looked down at the girls, and thought, "I don't know if 8.4% would really show up that much, ladies." That brought me to a question: How did Rodial's study arrive at the 8.4% figure? Was it the average growth from all of the women in the study? What size were the women before they used Boob Job, and what size were they afterward? After all, 8.4% of an A-cup is a lot smaller than the same percentage of a DD-cup, right?

I sent an e-mail inquiring about these questions, but so far, there's been no response. So I thought about this some more. The 8.4% growth number is based on 56 days of use. "That's a rather odd number," I thought. And then it hit me: 56 days is exactly two menstrual cycles. And right before my period, my hormones go crazy and make my boobs a bit larger than usual. So here's my theory: Since many women experience an increase in cup size before they menstruate, could this be the reason behind the 56-day test? In other words, perhaps the women in the study did see their breasts grow, but I suspect it has more to do with hormones than with the gel.

Boob Job doesn't come out until June, and honestly, at $175, it's out of my budget even if it does work. But I'm curious as to your take on it. Is this something you'll be trying, or are you scratching your head over the study's findings as well?

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vikkiharris vikkiharris 9 years
ps I am not on the pill or anything either - it just works! Scary but true
vikkiharris vikkiharris 9 years
ladies, I have been trailing 'boob job' and guess what - it does work. I was really sceptical before i started using it, but they are definitely perter and fuller as a result of using the cream for a few weeks - so much so that people have been commenting. I have not gained or lost weight in the time I have been using it, or been wearing different bras or clothes. Its good stuff - no bs!
AllaWallaBalla AllaWallaBalla 9 years
I'm all about the "chicken cutlets" (or "cookies") for an instant boost. Oh, and nothing beats a Wonderbra.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I'm a natural D myself, and mine sit perfect for my height and medium size, so I don't need it. But I do think that this is a scam. These gels and creams have been around forever. As women you know we've all seen these products in women magazines over the years. We always ignore them and flip to the next back page, which is usually where these type of add for possible scam products are kept.
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 9 years
Won't work. Would be nice though. Oh well, I'll have a small chest forever. They'll stay perkier longer because they aren't massive lol.
cleegiants cleegiants 9 years
lol - that is funny! i'm petite in height, not so much in the this is something i'll never need to use.
emalove emalove 9 years
Definitely a bunch of BS.
imeesagad imeesagad 9 years
lily3484 lily3484 9 years
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Sunshowers83, thanks for the comments! I'm the same way. In fact, last year I was all excited while bra shopping because I filled out a larger size than normal. "IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING," I thought. Too bad it was all due to my cycle. Now I have two bras that I swim in for the rest of the month. Ha!
JessiShaye JessiShaye 9 years
after 56 days you might have enough to get a real boob job. save your cash or start saving for something that works.
sunshowers83 sunshowers83 9 years
Good sleuthing, bellasugar, I think your theory is spot on. My boobs get way bigger right before that time of the month, sometimes it seems like half a cup size or more.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Lotions will not work, duh.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
You might as well as just save the money and chant "I must, I must, I must increase my bust." Both work just as well.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
I'm a natural D-cup, so it's not really something I'll be needing or wanting. :-p
mischo-beauty mischo-beauty 9 years
I wonder if it really works?
Pistil Pistil 9 years
I wish! But this sounds like any other herbal remedy that doesn't really do anything.
jjlyn jjlyn 9 years
eek, even if it did work by "blocking fat", that can't be good for ya! i'm stickin with my 32 A thank you
toodledoo toodledoo 9 years
I am as flat-chested as the day I was born...but nothing a good padded bra can't fix! Certainly would never put weird chemical concoctions on the girls.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
Know of anything to make them smaller and perkier?
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Not worth it. Work with what you have!
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