Do Botox breast lifts work?

July 1, 2011

Do Botox breast lifts work?
Do Botox breast lifts work?

Botox injections and breast augmentations are some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available. Now, a new treatment gaining popularity in the U.K. combines the two, according to The Daily Mail. Dubbed the Botox boob job or Botox breast lift, this procedure involves injecting Botox into one's breasts, but the question remains - does it work?

In this procedure, Botox is injected into the skin of the breasts, not into the muscles, and around the nipple to reduce wrinkles and to provide lift. Proponents of the treatment say that there is little pain associated with the injections, and that the surgery is less invasive than a full breasts lift or breast implants. The ideal patient is at most a 34C and will achieve an approximately 2cm lift by this technique.

"I could feel my chest tightening. Almost immediately, my cleavage – which I thought I’d lost forever – reappeared with much smoother skin," Elaine Hill, a U.K. citizen who was the first to undergo the procedure, told the news source. Results of the injections are supposed to last for six months.

Top plastic surgeons in the UK criticize the procedure, as Botox is not intended to be used to lift or rejuvenate the breast. It is also completely ineffective for women with larger breasts, who are top candidates for a breast lift procedure.

Those who are looking for a long-term solution to combat sagging breasts may want to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon about a breast lift. This procedure can help treat breasts that have lost firmness but are of satisfactory size, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery


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