The other day a patient came to see me for a Brazilian buttock enlargement surgery. She told me that she had had buttock enlargement without surgery by taking a number of herbal medications that she had found on the internet.
She showed me these two pill and professed to being happy with her results. The irony of the fact that she was there to see me for an even larger buttock escaped all .
This herbal concoction that advertises larger buttocks by specific accumulation of fat in the buttocks. it retails for about $49.95 per bottle and “best results are after 6-9 months”.
There are the usual mix of great reviews and terrible reviews of the product- which mean nothing!
The ingredients include, Maca Root, Dong Quai, Saw Palmetto, Fenugreek, Wild Mexican Yam, Soy Extract, Rose Hips, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Dandelion, Watercress Extract, Tyrosine, Genistein
A nice disclaimer says
” Legal Disclaimer
GluteBoost is an all natural supplement which has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. GluteBoost is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results may vary.”
It is commonly sold as a package with another product called Major Curves Butt enhancement ( the white bottle above).
Major Curves Butt enhancement
This “2 x stronger than other supplements” promises a 31% increase in size. It retails for $49.95.
Major Curves Proprietary Blend: 1036mg Saw Palmetto Berries, Fenugreek Seed, Fennel Seed, Wild Mexican Yam (root), Blessed thistle (whole herb), L-Tyrosine, Kelp (whole plant), Dong Quai (root), Mothers’s Wort (whole herb). Other ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate
This product is also marketed along with a pill to make your breasts larger, and a cream to rub on the buttocks for extra buttock enlargement ( another $49.95).
I am a reasonable sort of person open to new ideas and technology. I even eat my “really raw Honey” to prevent seasonal allergies.
There are only one group of products that I know of that can cause localized accumulation of a specific type of fat and those are steroids. Patients on long term steroid use can develop a so called “Buffalo hump” on the back of the neck as a result of the specific action of steroids on that fat. This is not the usual nice yellow fat but a hard, dense brown fat that accumulates. No one knows why that happens.
Estrogen can also increase breast size in both men and women, but that is to a great extent due to enlargement of the breast glandular tissue rather than just the fatty tissues around the breast.
The whole concept of a collection of plant extracts and supplements, none of which have ever been tested for efficacy, being able to work on just one area of the body is…stupid.
Even if these extracts were able to increase fat accumulation in the body, our bodies just do not have the ability to store fat selectively in an area that is not determined genetically. You cant change where fat goes.
The nutritional supplement business in the US is a multi-billion dollar industry in a society that is forever trying to find the easy way out of problems.
Whenever you see a product that purports to be a god-send and cure all just ask yourself ” if it really works why are we all not taking it, and why is every doctor in the world not prescribing it?
Save your money for a Brazilian buttock lift! Still one of the most popular cosmetic procedures I perform every week.