Want to look like Jennifer Aniston? Always hiding behind push-up bras, but afraid of going under the knife? Imagine if all it took to obtain a cleavage as ample as that of those Victoria’s Secret model was an injection.
Well, the ‘boob job in an injection’ is now a reality, thanks to a new body-contouring treatment.
Created by Q-Med, the Swedish company behind the popular wrinkle-eraser Restylane, Macrolane was initially launched in Europe as correctional filler for body indentations. It wasn’t until it was used in Japan 3½ years ago that it really found its niche, offering a nation of comparatively flat-chested women the chance to increase their breast size without surgery, scarring or hospital downtime. So far, about 30,000 Japanese women have chosen Macrolane to boost their assets, the Times reported.
The procedure sounds straightforward enough. It takes about 45 minutes and involves a tiny incision being made in the crease under each breast, so that gel filler made of hyaluronic acid can be pumped in through a flexible knitting needle-sized canula. There is no general anesthetic and you don’t need to take time off work to recover afterwards.
It’s not surprising that aesthetic doctors are excited about the new technique. Such a treatment is sure to be a boon for surgery-shy women who want bigger boobs, but have been too scared to go under the knife. Dr Mike Comins of Hans Place Practice in Knightsbridge, one of UK clinics using Macrolane for breasts, thinks it could spell the end of the boob job.
“The implant look is so last decade,” he says. “The vogue now is to have a subtle change and, unlike silicone, with its limited shapes, you can tailor Macrolane to suit your needs.”
Practitioners also claim that it’s safer than implants, as the gel is made of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. A year or so after the jab, the gel breaks down — something that appeals to women who prefer to take a more natural approach to beauty.
Via Times of India