Plastic Surgeons Concerned About Botox Breast Lift

Breast augmentation and breast enhancement procedures continue to be amongst the most sought-after procedures by women around the globe, and there are now hundreds of breast enhancing products and ‘cleavage rejuvenation’ kits available for those who aren’t ready to pursue surgery.

One of the latest innovations in this area is the Botox Breast Lift, a treatment that promises to lift and enhance the breasts using only Botox injections, the same injectable used to treat lines and wrinkles along the forehead. However, plastic surgeons aren’t convinced that the Botox Breast Lift is a viable solution for improving a woman’s bust line.

Plastic surgeons that attended the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery 2009 Conference in Seattle this October emphasized the Botox Breast Lift, cleavage rejuvenation products and other similar ‘treatments’ are more hype than reality. Cleavage rejuvenation procedures that involve injecting a non-allergenic filler into the cleavage are designed to reduce wrinkles, while Botox is used to temporarily paralyze the chest muscles and forces the patient to stand up straighter, thereby lifting up their breasts. However, plastic surgeons warn that neither of these procedures can produce the results of breast augmentation or breast enhancement surgery.

Surgeons also warn that there are a number of ‘DIY’ procedures and other marketing hype surrounding non-invasive breast augmentation procedures, and that many consumers make the mistake of investing in these because of the lure of reduced prices during the weak economy. Procedures such as Awake-Breast Augmentation where the patient is awake while getting implants is one such procedure under review by experts in the industry.

Other hyped procedures that may not produce desired results include cellulite reduction treatments, cosmetic gynecology and fillers such as Selphyl, a new blood-based injectable that promises to fill out lines and wrinkles.

(Source: ASPS Public Relations)

Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.