A new cosmetic procedure with an even more gruesome name

How has a blood-sucking fictional creature inspired a breast lift procedure?

middle aged woman covering naked breasts

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

Would you have a vampire breast lift? Does it sound safe to you?



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    go veg!
    6th Apr 2017
    Another ridiculous waste of money for vanity. So human focussed! $2400 could go to a group trying to save a species from extinction.
    6th Apr 2017
    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.
    6th Apr 2017
    selfish statement from the 2 of youse
    7th Apr 2017
    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.
    9th Apr 2017
    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.
    9th Apr 2017
    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.
    6th Apr 2017
    What are the risks of breast cancer? Have they thought that one through?
    Crystal Clear
    26th Apr 2017
    I can't stop laughing- what a hilarious name!

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