Boob jab is actually a term (for simplicity) refer to the enlargement of breast by using injection. It is actually called breast enlargement or enhancement injections, but for convenience, we use boob jab. This enlargement method is an alternative to the evasive and dangerous implants, but does this method safe and effective?
But first, we look into one of the most common material injected into your breast using this method. It is called Macrolane injections.
Boob jab is commonly associated with the injection of macrolane, which is a kind hyaluronic acid gel. This Macrolane injections was initially thought to be the better alternative to breast implants because it doesn’t involve any surgical procedures and yet able to get the bigger breast quickly. It is also said to guarantee more beautiful shape and more volume to the area of breast or the backside.
What is Macrolane?
When you go for Macrolane injection, you will go under a local anaesthetic procedure and injections will be given to the breasts. It will take about 30 minute for the whole process. The end result will be a cup or 2 cups increase of the breasts depending on the specified target. This enlargement method is also suitable for men. The cost for this process starting from USD$3,300.
Drawbacks of Macrolane Injections
Apart from the apparent quick result, this boob jab actually has disadvantages and adverse effects.
- Breasts injected by this hyaluronic acid gel do not last. This enlargement method is actually not permanent. The body will gradually metabolises the hyaluronic acid gel, and eventually, will completely absorbed.
- Breasts may become imbalanced due to the rate of the gel metabolism. When this happened, the breast will not look natural as a side may be bigger than the other. It is even troublesome to wear the under-garments properly.
- Macrolane injection is expensive. And the fact that you will need to re-inject again will add more cost to it.
- Injecting Macrolane into the breasts needs local anaesthetic means that it will actually hurt. This is due to the stretching of skin as well as the swollen of the muscles and tissues.
- You may encounter side effects such as swelling, erythema, tenderness, brusing, pain, or itchiness at the injection area.
- It may feel hard and may cause lumps
- You may exposed to the risk of infections
A Testimonial Against Macrolane Injections
One woman was speaking out against them after having lived an ordeal for an entire year after the jab.
Alice Hart-Davis is 45 years old renowned beauty journalist was among the first to test out a new beauty treatment. When Macrolane started being used on a wider scale in the UK (it’s still pending FDA clearance in the US), she was in the first wave of women to have the injections done.
In just a few months, Hart-Davis regretted for rushing into having the procedure done. One of her breasts harden, while the other one went incredibly soft, making it very difficult to wear anything following her body line. She met with the doctor’s and had a “fix” only to develop a palpable lump – and it was then that she eventually found out that, when having such a procedure, women should pay attention to all the details as well as consideration of impacts and consequences.
Rejection from Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons
David Ross, a consultant plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon, who is head of plastic surgery at Guy’s and Thomas’ and practices privately at The London Clinic, is one who would not recommend of using Macrolane injections. Not because of the direct competition to his trade, but he remarks
“Although many of the hyaluronic acid-based materials have been shown to be safe when used around the face and in small volumes, we have to be much more cautious when injecting material in the breast, and we have to have the benefit of long-term follow-up.”
Hart-Davis tells in a Daily Mail.
“I do feel that people have been misled with this Macrolane injections, which did not deliver what it promised for me, and is not backed up by the sort of studies that we have come to expect from a company of Q-Med’s stature. Women are being misled, particularly by the hype from the clinics promoting it, and by over-enthusiastic early adopters like me who raced to give a thumbs-up without thought of possible consequences.”
Base on aboves negatives, boob jab is not a good solution to enlarge breasts. Thes best and safest method to enlarge breasts is using breast serum. And the top serum on the market is Triactol Bust Serum. You may read more on this product below.
P/S: Dr. David Ross photo derived from Chicago Plastic Surgeon at http://www.thecosmeticsurgeryinstitute.com/
Testimonial Hart-Davis taken from http://news.softpedia.com