Forget Underwire! Laser Bra Surgery offers “built in” push up for breasts

Over the years, women have tried everything to make their breasts look more lifted– from push up bras, to insertable pads to cosmetic surgery. However, a new laser technique called “Laser Bra Surgery” uses laser technology to give the breasts more permanent lift and support.

Instead of a removing the excess skin in a traditional breast lift surgery, Laser Bra Surgery uses that skin to make an “internal bra” out of your own excess breast tissue. Surgeons use a CO2 laser, much like the laser used in facial treatments to tighten loose skin and remove facial wrinkles. But instead of tightening the excess skin on your face, the laser tightens the tissue underneath your breast, attaches this tissue to your chest wall and voila! you have an internal bra made up of your very own breast tissue.

Laser bra surgery is usually done in conjunction with a traditional breast lift, therefore the scarring will be pretty much the same (incision around the nipple, line from nipple to crease underneath the breast, and a line across the crease under your breast). The advantage of this procedure is that, because of the internal support tissue, the results of the lift will last longer than a traditional breast lift alone. Also, because it is your own tissue, the “bra” cannot be felt in the body.

Laser Bra surgery is a fairly new procedure with which few surgeons have experience with, so it is important that you seek someone qualified if you are considering the procedure. Although we do not do this procedure in our office, traditional breast lifts, reductions, and augmentations can also produce the desired look of lifted, more youthful breasts. Contact Dr. David Whiteman to find out more about the breast procedures offered at Southern Plastic Surgery.
As a proponent of medical laser technology, Dr. Whiteman is also co-owner of Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Visit the Laser Lights website to see what services they are currently offering. Laser Lights and Dr. Whiteman will also be holding an open house Thursday, September 17, 2009, offering specials and a chance to get to know the staff.



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!