Even with the aid of digital image manipulation, doctors are still concerned that many patients who undertake procedures such as breast augmentation are not completely certain before going under the knife.
Dr Norman Rowe, the inventor of Instabreast, believes he has found the solution with a temporary breast alternation that lasts between 2-3 weeks. Not just aimed at women who want to experience a larger cup size before surgery, Rowe wants to market this at women who want to adjust their appearance for a holiday or special event. However, UK practitioners have raised their concerns regarding the procedure, with side effects such as bruising, asymmetrical breasts and punctured lungs.
Rowe believes the procedure, currently being referred to as ‘Vacation Breasts’, could give women who are considering surgery a day-to-day routine with their new chest. Even though it has not been confirmed what the injectable solution will consist of, practitioners are concerned that breast tissue will absorb the solution at different speeds, leaving women with mismatching breasts and no guarantee they will return to normal afterwards.
A more extreme risk comes from the needle being inserted too far, hitting a blood vessel or resulting in a punctured lung. Medical Director, Nazar Kazzazi, has raised concerns about 'Vacation Breasts' stating “The risks of the procedure, especially infection and consequent damage to the breast, with other risks including rupturing the lung, bleeding and haematoma formation in the breast, and giving unequal/irregular breasts, from the process of introducing the needle and saline would greatly outweigh the benefit of the short-lasting breast enlargement.”
Temporary procedures reign popular due to their instant results without the need for surgery. However, like any procedure, there are potential risks and complications that all patients should be aware of before going ahead.
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