NORFOLK, VIRGINIA -- I began using Brava about 1 and 1/2 years ago. For those of you who don't what it is, Brava (www.brava.com) is basically a huge suction cup plastic bra that you wear for 10 hours a day for 4 months, and the suction is supposed to promote breast growth. The Brava system costs about $1500, and they claim that you grow 1/2 to 2 cup sizes. I used it for 5 months. The first thing I didn't like about it was that it is huge and uncomfortable. You typically wear it when you are sleeping, so you can only sleep on your back because the cups are so huge.
The suction does not hurt, but the cups leave your skin red and irritated around the edges even if you use the lotion and everything. So basically I couldn't wear any V-neck shirts for 5 months because I had huge red circles around my boobs. The main this that I didn't like about it... WAS THAT IT DIDN'T WORK!!! Initially, when you take the cups off, your boobs are swollen and bigger, but the swelling subsides after several hours. I wore Brava for 5 months, and I went from a 32B to a 34B. I did gain a few inches, but they were just more "plump" than any actual growth.
BUT, after a few months of not wearing Brava, my boobs shrunk back to their initial size. And Brava says the breast growth is supposed to be permanent! IT'S NOT! The thing that is most disappointing is that my nipples are huge and they haven't shrunk back!!! The suction makes your nipples bigger and bulbous, so they always look puffy. Brava claims that this means your breasts are growing. But I have been off Brava for a year, and my nipples are still twice the size that they were!
I contacted Brava customer service and they said my nipples would shrink back. THEY HAVEN'T! I even went to a dermatologist to ask about it, and he said that I have lost sensation in them and that is why they stay puffy more than they used to. So, in short, BRAVA is a waste of money, your boobs will shrink back after you stop using it, and your nipples will be permanently bigger!!! STAY AWAY!!!