In the modern day western society there is an excessive degree of pressure on women to be well developed in the breast department. Lack of breasts or tiny breasts can bring about teasing which can result in feelings of inadequacy and low body self confidence.
Whether we ought to take much notice of this part of the body as well as have low self esteem worries about it is a different story; the simple fact of the matter is that within the last few years, breast enlargement surgeries were the biggest portion of the cosmetic surgery pie, with over 200 000 breast enhancement procedures performed each year.
But breast enhancement surgery procedures carry huge risks and potential health issues. Additionally it is very pricey and what you might not know is that you need to make provision for replacing the enhancements in a couple of years since the implants usually do not last forever and need to be replaced over a period of 7 to ten years.
This makes ladies search for non surgical breast enhancement alternatives such as breast enhancement pills and other kinds of natural breast enhancement methods.
Among the methods recommended for non surgical breast enhancement are different brands of vacuum pumps.
These pumps operate on the theory that you create a vacuum pressure all around the breasts which 'forces' the breast to grow more breast tissue.
Typically the best that can be accomplished with one of these methods is just one cup size. The vacuum cups must be worn about an hour a day for some systems, for others you need to wear it for 10 hours per day (normally when sleeping) over a period of 10 weeks. Two well known vacuum pump systems are Brava and Noogleberry. Brava works with battery power and is made of plastic domes which are positioned over the breast and then held in position with a sports bra. The Noogleberry is a hand pump system but functions on the same concept.
The Brava is a gentler technique that takes longer to produce an effect, but has to be used overnight. The Noogleberry can be used for around an hour each day.
Both of these methods work on the principle of causing swelling in the breast, but following a long interval (a month or two) the swelling has a tendency to become more permanent. Brava has conducted scientific trials in which they're saying they prove that the technique is effective and that the effects are long term.
Is it worthwhile? The outlook is divided. Some plastic surgeons say that some of their patients are ladies who tried Brava and just weren't pleased with the results.The issue with the Brava system as well is that it takes an inordinate level of commitment to keep up. Remember that this system, which is not easy to wear to put it mildly, has to be used for 8 to 10 hours each day for a lengthy period of time. Additionally, it requires quite a sacrifice on the part of the spouse or partner of the woman involved because it essentially controls your lifestyle for the time period that it is getting used.
Nearly all women on the Noogleberry forum are very pleased with the effects and a few assert that their gains are long term, but once again, these adjustments developed over the course of a couple of months and once again, most of the augmentation that can be achieved like this is about 1 cup size.
What seems to work really well though is to combine something like the Brava or the Noogleberry with the one breast enlargement pill that really seems to work. Very good results have been claimed by women using these two methods together. For additional info on this specific make of pill, visit www.breastenlargmentinfo.com
HONOLULU Stretches of Waikiki's white sands and blue waters were deserted Tuesday after officials warned that heavy rains triggered a half-million-gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district.
Still, dozens of tourists waded into the water, and young parents carried their toddlers into the ocean, ignoring the warning signs about unsafe water.
Carmen Antaky went swimming in Waikiki with her friend Sloan Hill-Lindsay on Tuesday. "I guess a lot of people are freaked out about it. We still jumped in," Antaky said.
They said they go in the water every day and were willing to take their chances. "We're also from L.A., where it's pretty polluted anyways," Hill-Lindsay added.
The heavy rains overwhelmed the sewage system Monday morning, causing 500,000 gallons of wastewater to spew from manholes, said Lori Kahikina, Honolulu's director of environmental services. "Now's not the time to go swimming," she told reporters on Monday.
Lifeguards gave verbal warnings that the water was polluted, but they do not have enforcement powers so all they could do was warn visitors, officials said.
Peter Parhar, from Vancouver, British Columbia, who was also on Waikiki Beach Tuesday, said the infrastructure should be improved and he was concerned about the city's communication of the issue.
"More should be done to inform the beach patrons of the risks of being in the water," Parhar said. "For the tourist segment that isn't English-speaking, they have no idea what's going on and they're carrying little infants into the water."
The city is advising people to avoid a 4-mile stretch of waterfront from Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki to Point Panic in Kakaako. Sewage came out of manholes at Ala Moana Beach Park, on a street fronting a shopping mall at the edge of Waikiki and a pumping station. The park is closed, and Honolulu police are keeping people away.
Shayne Enright, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Emergency Services, cautioned that the ocean was dangerous. "We don't know right now what is in the water. You could get a serious infection, get extremely sick or even worse," she said.
Kahikina said the storm water entered the sewage system as leaves and debris clogged the storm drains. Some witnesses reported people were opening manhole covers to let the storm water drain into the sewage system, even though sewage pipes and pumps aren't designed to handle that volume of liquid, she said.
It's illegal to open manhole covers, Kahikina added.
In 2006, the city temporarily closed Waikiki's beaches after 48 million gallons of raw sewage poured into the Ala Wai Canal bordering the area's hotels and condominiums. That spill occurred after a sewage line ruptured following weeks of heavy rains, forcing the city to divert wastewater into the canal.
Lifeguards were warning visitors to all island beaches about a brown-water advisory issued by the Department of Health saying that flood waters might be contaminated.
The entire state remained under a flash-flood watch again Tuesday, with more rain expected. This year's hurricane season, which lasts through the end of November, has been particularly active.
A new tropical storm, Ignacio, formed east of the Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday and is forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday, Central Pacific Hurricane Center Meteorologist Chevy Chevalier said. "It's an above-average year already, and we're still just in August," he added.
There have been 17 storms so far this year in the Pacific, 12 of which reached hurricane status, according to the National Weather Service. Six of those storms reached super-typhoon status, which means they had maximum sustained winds over 150 mph.
Although it's too early to predict, Ignacio's current path could take it near or over the islands, Chevalier said.
"The reason for the forecast of an above average tropical season in the Pacific this year is El Nino conditions," Chevalier said in an email. "El Nino typically brings this area above normal sea surface temperatures and less vertical wind shear, both of which normally lead to tropical cyclone intensification."