Is the “Botox Boob Job” for Real?
There’s been a lot of press lately about a new procedure called the “Botox Boob Job.” It promises to create lift without surgery and at a fraction of the cost. However, like most things that sound too good to be true, this one definitely is!
The procedure involves injecting Botox into the chest wall muscle. But, instead of providing a boost to the breasts, it really only prevents patients from slouching. In other words, you can get the same results from just standing up straight! And, because Botox paralyzes muscles, there are definite risks to injecting it near the heart or lungs as compared to it being used along the brow line or lips.
However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t effective non-surgical treatments for the breasts that can be used to combat the signs of aging. In fact, cleavage rejuvenation has become an increasingly popular treatment at the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
Typically, this involves a two-step process that begins with rejuvenating the skin from sun damage in the cleavage area. The skin is thin on the décolleté, and many women develop splotchy pigmentation, wrinkling, burst blood vessels, and tiny red dots called angiomas. Laser treatments, like Fraxel, can dramatically improve the overall look of the skin. Once the skin is repaired, injectable fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm can be placed under the skin where the breast meets the chest to create the appearance of slightly more rounded breasts.
Cleavage rejuvenation is less expensive than breast implants but will not deliver the same level of results. However, it’s a good choice for someone who wants a less costly alternative to breast augmentation without any downtime.
Dr. Shapiro reminds women to choose safe and effective procedures along with a reputable doctor who is willing to tell you what will work and what won’t. By doing so, you’re more likely to be satisfied with the results of a procedure, and you’ll almost always save money in the long run.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Shapiro, contact the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic today at 480-451-1700.