A new cosmetic procedure with an even more gruesome name

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A startling new procedure developed by American cosmetic surgeons has an even scarier name – a vampire breast lift. So, how has a blood-sucking fictional character inspired a breast lift procedure?

The vampire breast lift was inspired by something called a vampire facelift, which is when a small amount of blood (60ml) is drawn from the patient’s arm then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. These platelets are then injected back under the patient’s facial skin.

Vampire breast lifts work in a similar way, with the platelets stimulated to produce growth factors such as new collagen and increased blood flow normally used by the body to heal wounds. These platelets are then re-injected into the breasts and within three weeks, treated breasts are reported to be firmer and fuller.

So, who goes for vampire breast lifts?

It’s recommended for women who have collapsed and droopy breasts, those who suffer from wrinkly cleavage or inverted nipples. It can also erase stretch marks, and increase breast and nipple sensitivity. Basically, for women of any age who want fuller, perkier breasts.

The procedure lasts for about 15 minutes, supposedly hurts about as much as a blood test or other injection, and will set you back around A$2400. You can walk in and walk out, and results kick in between three weeks and two months, lasting a year or longer – sometimes permanently.

Vampire breast lifts may sound simple, but Miles Berry, author of The Good Boob Bible, has doubts about the procedure.

“I have my reservations about injecting growth factors into a cancer-prone organ,” he said.

“The jury is still out as to its long-term safety. Patients must have a mammogram beforehand and be followed up carefully.”

Read more at Cosmetic MD

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

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    Another ridiculous waste of money for vanity. So human focussed! $2400 could go to a group trying to save a species from extinction.

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      I agree, making money off women’s insecurities is ridiculous. Men don’t do much to improve their looks so why are women told to worry so much?. Let nature takes it course and relax. And save your money.

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      selfish statement from the 2 of youse

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      I agree. Giving the money toward a good cause would be more useful and generous….musicveg…you would be surprised how many insecure males are out there on viagra with plastic surgery addictions…I have always was told more than a mouthful is wasted.

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      What’s your gripe, Raphael?

      My main objection to cosmetic surgery is that people who are insecure (and why wouldn’t they be, if they watch TV or read magazines?), are vulnerable to the suggestions of cosmetic surgeons, who must rub their hands together with glee (and $$$) when they see someone with low self esteem walk in the door.

      The other objection is that these people put overall pressure on the health system by taking up hospital beds, while people who cannot afford private health are left languishing on long lists, waiting for surgery, with very painful ruptured knees and other such “non-emergency” conditions.

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      And what a waste of time, money and energy, if you have to come back in 12 months to repeat the procedure just to “maintain”.

      Just get over it people! If you’re lucky enough to get to live to be old, then gravity will take its course. Accept it graciously. You’ll never be young again, so embrace and appreciate what you DO have. Stop looking behind and live in the moment. You might even become happy.

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    What are the risks of breast cancer? Have they thought that one through?

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    I can’t stop laughing- what a hilarious name!


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