We’ve previously discussed how popular breast augmentation is, commonly referred to as a “boob job” in which implants are inserted to make the breasts look bigger. The implants are filled with non-toxic chemicals in case of breakage. There are also other types of breast surgery from reduction to reconstruction. But now it seems you can add the “push-up bra” look to the list.
The Independent, a UK-based newspaper, is reporting on a new procedure that promises “to deliver firm, young-looking breasts that keep their shape over time.” The procedure is conducted by implanting bra-shaped slings underneath the skin, inserting silicon cups underneath the breast tissue, and anchoring them to the bones of the rib cage with titanium screws, thereby creating a makeshift internal bra that lifts breasts to the desired position.
The company behind it claims that it is an alternative to traditional breast reduction/augmentation surgeries because it comes with minimal scarring, only takes 45 minutes to complete, and is a sustainable replacement for traditional lifts.
A little background on the procedure:
• It was first conducted in Belgium in 2009 on a clinical trial basis
• It has since been performed 50 times
• It has been approved by the EU (European Union)
• The cost is 6,000 pounds or $10,139
Professor Kefah Mokbel of the London Breast Institute has said, “There is a need for clinical trials with adequate numbers and follow ups to prove the efficacy and safety in the long term.”
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Since this procedure is still awaiting United States approval, what do you think? Is it something you’d like to see added to our services?