Also in 1977, Dr. Richard Willard published a study in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. Using a slightly different technique to the previously published studies with a sample of 22 women (aged 19 to 54 years), Willard reported an average increase in breast size of nearly one and a half inches following a 12-week program. In this study, the women practiced self-hypnosis and visual imagery (rather than being hypnotized by a practitioner). Those who could best visualize their breasts getting bigger were the ones who showed the greatest increases in breast size. Other main findings reported were:
- 85% reported a significant breast enlargement before they had been measured
- 46% had to buy larger bras after the study
- The average increase in breast circumference was 1.37 inches
- The average increase in the vertical breast measurement was 0.67 inches
- The average increase in horizontal breast measurement was 1.01 inches
- Only two women who (subjectively) felt there was no significant increase, did (objectively) have a measurable increase in breast size
Is there any truth to this?