Vampire Breast Job vs. Traditional Implants and Lift
For years, one of the surest ways to treat sagging breasts was breast lift surgery. For more dramatic results, a combined breast augmentation with lift could be performed. Yet new developments are being made in non-surgical cosmetic treatments, particularly with regard to stem cells. The “vampire breast lift” is the latest craze among celebrities. The procedure can achieve results similar to a breast lift using the patient’s own blood, hence the “vampire” moniker.
The Philadelphia, PA cosmetic surgeons of Jefferson Plastic Surgery would like to compare the vampire breast lift to the traditional breast lift with implants. This should give you a good idea of the benefits and limitations of each treatment option.
About Vampire Breast Lift Surgery
The vampire breast lift is a non-surgical breast enhancement procedure that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP is derived from a patient’s own blood. After drawing a patient’s blood, the blood is run through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. These platelets and stem cells are then injected into the breasts to help promote collagen and fat cell growth.
Pros and Cons of Vampire Breast Lift
The greatest advantage of the vampire breast lift is its non-invasive nature. No incisions are required in order to isolate the PRP, which means no scarring and no need to take time off from work in order to recover. Since the procedure is non-surgical, it can be completed in about an hour, with quite satisfactory results.
The big disadvantage of the vampire breast lift is that it cannot achieve dramatic breast enhancement results. Even if collagen and fat growth do occur, the outcome of treatment will not be as pronounced as undergoing an actual breast lift or breast augmentation surgery. Additionally, the results of the vampire breast lift are only temporary, lasting about two years before additional treatments are required.
About Breast Lift with Implants
A more traditional approach to enhancing the bustline, this procedure combines a breast lift with implants. Incisions are made around the breasts to help reduce sagging, helping the breasts appear perkier and shapelier. Implants will help boost the size and firmness of the breasts.
Pros and Cons of Breast Lift with Implants
The greatest advantage of the combined breast lift with implants is its proven record of results. Many patients have undergone this breast enhancement surgery in the past, and have reported high levels of satisfaction. The results last a long time as well, and go further than the vampire breast lift in terms of major aesthetic enhancement.
In terms of disadvantages, the primary one to consider is the post-surgical scarring. Incisions are made around the breasts in order to revise perkiness and enhance the overall shape of the bustline. These scars will fade with time, but they will be present along the underside of the breasts and around the areoles.
Which Breast Enhancement Option Is Better?
The answer depends on the patient and their cosmetic goals. For women seeking minor enhancements to the appearance of their breasts, the vampire breast lift is a good option to consider. If women want more dramatic results that last for many years, the combined breast lift with implants is the more ideal option.
Keep in mind that PRP injections can be used to enhance the results of breast enhancement surgeries. It’s possible to undergo a breast lift with implants, and have periodic PRP injections to keep your breasts looking firm and shapely for years to come. This can be discussed as part of the consultation process.
Contact Jefferson Plastic Surgery
For more information about breast enhancement options and which one might be the most ideal treatment for you, be sure to contact the cosmetic surgeons of Jefferson Plastic Surgery. Our team is here to answer your questions and address your concerns. You can also reach out to our practice by calling (215) 625-6630.