We’ve seen a rise in non-surgical enhancement procedures recently as patients take a more natural approach to their personal healthcare. You may have heard of the vampire facial, popularized in Hollywood, but have you heard of the vampire breast lift?
As temperatures rise here in Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley, beach season beckons. New trendy swimwear and tops feature strapless and plunging necklines, which leaves many women feeling self-conscious. Feelings like envy, insecurity and personal desire can take a toll on mental health and can keep you from enjoying summertime with family and friends.
The truth is, the skin on your chest and breast area is quite sensitive and susceptible to sunspots, stretch marks, wrinkles and sagging. This is a natural part of the ageing process and can leave many women searching for surgical procedures with hopes of improvement.
Thankfully there is now a modern, natural way to improve the perkiness of your breasts and enhance their overall appearance with the vampire breast lift.
What is a vampire breast lift?
Spooky connotations aside, the vampire breast lift gets its name from the nature of the procedure. Also known as the PRB breast lift, this innovative new cosmetic procedure is non-surgical, non-invasive and requires zero downtime. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and is used in a variety of related treatments, including the vampire facial and hair restoration.
The effects of this non-surgical breast lift can include:
- The appearance of fuller, firm breasts
- Reduced breast sagging
- Improved skin creping and wrinkling
- Improved appearance of the skin
- Breast volume
- Improved blood circulation
Although this procedure’s effects are temporary, it’s an excellent way to improve the appearance, firmness and elasticity of your breasts without going under the knife. The results are subtle and will not change the shape of your breasts or provide the same level of lift as surgery, but for those looking for a slight lift and a safe, natural approach this is an excellent option.
Does it really work?
Yes, the vampire breast lift uses platelet-rich plasma injections to improve and tighten the skin around the bust. It naturally firms the area and improves the appearance of minor imperfections and sagging.
PRP technology has been used in medicine to treat orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. Platelets play a significant role in the body and heal everything from tendons, muscles and even the skin. They release growth compounds that trigger your body’s natural healing process and the production of collagen.
Due to its success in medicine, it is now used in natural health and cosmetic medical treatments as a safer and more accessible alternative to surgical procedures.
How does a vampire breast lift work?
The vampire breast lift is 100% natural, with no fillers or implants needed. These PRP shots use your own blood platelets for the procedure.
When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Emina will assess your needs and address any questions you may have about the procedure. Women who have had breast cancer or are pregnant or breastfeeding may not be eligible for this treatment so we always suggest a consultation first to go over your medical history and goals.
During the procedure, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm and it will be put in a centrifuge to separate the blood platelets. With the help of localized numbing cream applied to the breasts, your doctor will carefully re-inject the concentrated blood platelets evenly around the breast region.
You can expect the treatment to last 30-45 minutes from start to finish.
Why would I choose a vampire breast lift over a traditional surgical breast lift?
There are many reasons why you would choose a more natural approach to breast lift surgery. It is true that the vampire breast lift will not give you the same degree of permanent lift seen in breast enhancement surgery, but it does improve the appearance of the breasts and the health of the surrounding skin.
Here are some of the reasons many women choose the non-surgical approach over breast lift surgery:
- Zero downtime
- No scarring
- Does not require general anaesthetic
- Natural treatment
- Low risk of serious complications
- Subtle, natural lift and perkiness
Surgery alternatively will give you long-term, permanent results and it is best for women with advanced breast sagging, heavy breasts or loose skin as a result of weight fluctuation or pregnancy. For these patients, a breast lift or breast reduction may be the only way to significantly improve the size and shape of their breasts. Keep in mind however that any major surgery comes with the risk of infection, scarring, nerve damage and other possible problems.
How safe is it? Are there any side effects?
After the procedure, you may experience breast tenderness and slight bruising. These are fairly common side effects and can be treated naturally by applying an ice pack or cold compress to the area. We suggest drinking plenty of water after the procedure and having a meal before and after to avoid feeling lightheaded due to the blood draw.
This procedure is not recommended for patients who are anemic or who suffer from blood-related disorders as it requires a blood draw and a healthy blood cell count.
Does a vampire breast lift increase breast size?
The vampire breast lift improves the overall appearance and tightness of the chest and cleavage. However, it does not dramatically increase the size of your breasts. It is ideal for women who are already happy with their cup size but are looking for a more rejuvenated, youthful, lifted appearance.
After the procedure, breasts can appear more full as blood and circulation improve in the area, but the results will not make breasts appear significantly larger.
How much does a vampire breast lift cost?
The price can vary depending on the individual. We suggest you book a consultation for your personalized price quote. Factors that affect the price include the amount of skin damage in the area, the size of the breasts and the extent of the breast sagging.
However, the price range for a non-surgical breast lift on average is $1,500-$2,000. Patients may need multiple treatments depending on their individual needs and body goals.
How long does a vampire breast lift last?
The full results of the vampire breast lift procedure can take up to 6 months to truly take effect but most women notice an improved appearance to their breasts in the first 3 months after. The results last for up to a year and many patients choose to have a booster done after 6 months and then annually for maintenance.
Wrap Up: Is a vampire breast lift worth it?
If you want perkier, firmer-looking breasts without surgery or downtime, the vampire breast lift is an excellent, natural option for you. The procedure stimulates your own collagen production and healing, which works to improve the natural damage and sagging caused by ageing. A vampire breast lift is ideal for patients who are content with the size of their breasts and are looking to enhance and rejuvenate their appearance. Enjoy summers without worrying about what you’re wearing and embrace your natural body with the help of a non-surgical breast lift.
Get the look – and confidence – you want with Dr. Emina.
Dr. Emina brings years of experience in naturopathic medicine to Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley. Her detail-oriented approach ensures that each patient is heard and treated with compassion. If you are interested in learning more about the vampire breast lift, also known as PRP breast lift, contact Dr. Emina for an in-depth, one on one consultation.