BOTOX Breast Lift: Effective Treatment or Just another Trendy Gimmick?November 20, 2014
A new treatment called the "BOTOX breast lift" has garnered a great deal of publicity recently, making it one of the trendier new topics in the world of plastic surgery. This procedure uses BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to create perkier, fuller breasts.
When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the breasts, your pectoral muscles relax. As a result, your shoulder muscles must do all the "heavy lifting" in the chest region. The end result, marketers claim, is a breast lift without the need for extensive plastic surgery.
While the idea of a nonsurgical breast lift seems appealing, it is important to ask whether this procedure will actually achieve the aesthetic goals of women who desire a breast lift. After reviewing this procedure, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown have concluded that it's simply not worth the money.
Breast lift candidates have excess saggy skin and drooping issues that can't be addressed without plastic surgery. In addition, the results achieved by BOTOX® Cosmetic are temporary, so you would need to go for follow-up treatments every 6 months.
Most importantly, there are serious risks associated with injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into your breasts. If the injection location was slightly off or if the BOTOX® Cosmetic migrated out of the breast region, it could impact your ability to rotate your arms. If the injection went too deep, it could puncture the lung. These risks just aren't worth it when you consider that the results aren't very dramatic or long lasting.
At Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery, we prefer to avoid offering trendy marketing gimmicks like the BOTOX breast lift. Instead, we focus on treatments that are clinically proven to be safe and effective in order to help you achieve the beautiful, natural looking results you deserve.
If you are interested in finding out whether a surgical breast lift is right for you, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area.