If you haven't heard, blood is becoming very popular in the world of plastic surgery. No, not the bleeding that occurs as the result of procedures. That will never be popular. But procedures that make use of blood are currently all the rage, thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian. For these procedures, doctors don't use blood specifically. Rather, they're interested in the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, that is found inside of blood.
This plasma is currently being used in a variety of different ways. One is the blood-infused facial, where the PRP naturally gets rid of wrinkles, improves the skin's texture, evens out areas of discoloration, and gets rid of unwanted wrinkles. Alternatively, platelet-rich plasma has also been used over the last few years as a remedy for hair loss. Once injected into the scalp, PRP cells help to stimulate dormant hair follicles, prompting them to regrow hair and eliminate areas of thinning or baldness.
While these procedures have proven to be effective, at least for a majority of patients, one new blood-infused treatment is being met with some resistance. That procedure is an alternative to a surgical breast lift, where platelet-rich plasma is used add some perk to sagging breasts.
If PRP cells can be used to give youth back to your skin, then they should be able to give some bounce back to your breasts, right? Well, that's the thinking behind this new treatment. For the procedure, the surgeon combines PRP cells with either hyaluronic acid or fat taken from another area of the body and injects the solution into the breasts. In theory, this injection should stimulate elastin and collagen production, promote the growth of newer, younger cells, and naturally lead to greater volume and more cleavage. And the best part is that you can get these results without an invasive and painful surgery.
In practice though, the results have been mixed. While some patients have seen some added lift to their bosoms, for others the results have been negligible. Also, some women who experienced benefits directly after the surgery say that the added perkiness ultimately went away. Also, the procedure is not without its risks. Anytime you receive an injection, you're risking infection and bruising. Plus, the injection of fat into your breasts can actually make mammograms more difficult and less accurate.
While the idea of perkier breasts without surgery certainly sounds nice, it seems that the PRP-injection breast lift might not be the answer. Still, it's important to remember that it is still a relatively new procedure. In the years to come, perhaps plastic surgeons will make this blood-infused procedure even more effective.
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