What is a Botox “Boob” Job?
Botox injections are used for a variety of reasons ranging from treating medical illnesses that involve muscles spasticity to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Doctors are finding new applications for Botox every day, one of the most recent being a breast lift with the filler, often referred to as a ‘Botox Boob Job’.
Botox has been deemed as a safe and effective treatment for managing fine lines and wrinkles on the face as well as tight muscles that can affect posture and mobility in patients with cerebral palsy or other muscle disorders. Botox blocks the neuromuscular junction, which alters the signals that reach the muscles through the nerves. The procedure only takes a few minutes to perform, and the effects can last for a few months.
The Botox boob job
How a Botox boob job works is that the filler is injected into the pectoralis minor muscle, which is located behind the breast right over the chest wall. Once injected, it is relaxed and loses its tension. It is believed that this injection counteracts the normal function of the pectoralis minor by pulling back the shoulders and resulting in a breast lift.
The procedure can be difficult to perform since the pectoralis minor muscle is hard to target as it is covered entirely by a thick pectoralis major muscle. This application draws questions as to whether blocking the function of this small muscle has any benefit over offering a traditional breast lift in the first place.
The Botox boob job is different than a traditional breast augmentation procedure because it does not actually increase the size of a woman’s breasts, only gives the appearance of an increase.
How long does a Botox boob job last for?
The effects of the procedure, which is generally only offered to women who have a smaller cup size, last between 4 and 5 months.
Costs of the procedure?
Treatments can cost up the £1000. The Botox boob job takes longer to perform than facial treatments with Botox, and so it is more expensive.
Risks of a Botox boob job?
The general side effects of Botox still remain and there is risk of an allergic reaction, though rare, but the extents of risks associated with the Botox boob job are unknown. Insufficient numbers of the procedure have been performed at this point.
Please remember, with any cosmetic procedure it’s always important to do your research and consult with a certified practitioner to find the right option for you.