Taking Cosmetic Surgery Shortcuts Carries More Risk Than Reward

Not only should you be wary of specific “techniques” created by individual plastic surgeons (often a marketing tactic to separate them from the crowd), but also be careful of any new or recent unproven techniques meant to create a shortcut around a surgical procedure with proven results. One such case can be seen with something called the “Botox® Breast Lift”, where an injection of Botox® is administered to the pectoralis minor to paralyze them. This supposedly causes the back muscles, the rhomboids, to tighten, thus straightening your back and giving what appears to be a non-surgical breast lift.

However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has deemed this procedure “dangerous nonsense”, the words of president-elect Michael McGuire, M.D.. Even the president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Patrick McMenamin, M.D., agrees that this procedure will simply not work. Among the many dangers associated with this procedure is the fact the pectoralis minor is settled on top of the rib cage; an unskilled surgeon could pierce your lung. They are also unsure if paralyzing this muscle would make it more difficult to breathe, or if the amount of Botox® necessary would reach dangerous levels.

Don’t take shortcuts when your body and your health are on the line. If you want a breast lift, get a breast lift. If it’s truly important to you, you will be ready for the time commitment necessary in order to welcome beautiful and natural looking results as provided by Southern Plastic Surgery!

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