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As one of the latest breast lift treatments available, the PRP Vampire Breast Lift is not quite known by many women. In this article, we’ll discuss and detail everything you’ll need to know before considering this new and exciting treatment.
Let’s dive into it!
What is a vampire breast lift?
Unlike all traditional breast lift procedures, a Vampire breast lift is one without surgery or incisions and is relatively new to this market. An injection of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is done into the breast to make your breasts appear fuller and improve skin texture. While many opt for this new-style treatment, it is not as effective as surgical breast lifts. But the benefits are that it is non-invasive and requires no recovery time or downtime.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is taken from your own blood. Usually extracted from your arm and then spun in a centrifugal machine to separate your blood into three parts.
The three components that make up the PRP for a Vampire Breast Lift include the following:
- White blood cells
- Red blood cells
- Platelet-rich plasma
New tissue is created when you receive the injection for a Vampire Breast Lift because the sites that are injected will respond by creating new tissue. This process allows your breast to appear fuller and younger, gaining back your perkiness and fullness for about 3 months, and should last up to 2 years.
Vampire breast lift compared with a traditional breast lift
Mastopexy, or traditional breast lifts, involves surgery to remove excess skin and thus make the surrounding tissue tighter and firmer. These procedures reshape and adjust your breast tissue and skin to create the desired effects and require invasive measures, which many women are hesitant to undergo.
The vampire breast lift is a good alternative for women looking for small changes to the appearance of their breasts. For a more youthful and firm appearance, this is an ideal procedure for you.
PRP injections can also be utilized to improve the outcomes of breast enlargement procedures. There is an option to have a traditional breast lift with implants and PRP injections regularly to maintain your breasts looking firm and shapely for years to come.
The outcome & benefits of a vampire breast lift
Many women choose to have a Vampire Breast Lift because they often don’t need breast lift surgery but are looking for a procedure that will enhance their youthful appearance and make their breasts firmer and fuller.
Vampire breast lifts can create the following outcome:
Increase the protein that allows tissue to stretch, thus creating an improved skin texture and tone
Increase the growth of collagen, making your breasts look fuller and perkier
Stimulate new cell growth, creating a more youthful appearance
Vampire breast lifts can improve the appearance of your breasts by smoothing wrinkles, correcting inverted nipples, concealing stretch marks and scar tissue, and raising sagging skin, making your breast appear perky and more youthful. However, this treatment does not affect your breast size.
The main benefit of this procedure is you won’t have any scarring or need much recovery time, the results are natural-looking, and you get to improve your breast shape and volume.
How is the vampire breast lift performed?
Here, we’ll detail the procedure involved with the Vampire Breast Lift and how it’s performed, as well as the post-procedure downtime and recovery time.
Preparation for the procedure
Before a PRP Vampire Breast Lift, you’ll have a consultation to talk about what you want to achieve, and the discussion will include:
- Your health history
- A breast examination
- Your goals and vision for this procedure
To reduce sensitivity during the operation, you’ll have a numbing cream applied to your breasts. The PRP is then injected into various locations of your breasts using a tiny needle. On average, the procedure takes about 20 minutes, and the entire cycle from start to end is usually done before the hour is over.
The procedure itself
During a vampire breast lift, you’ll have blood from your arm drawn with a needle and spun in a centrifuge machine to separate the PRP. A numbing cream is applied to your breasts to reduce sensitivity and discomfort during the procedure, and the PRP is then injected into various locations of your breasts. This part of the treatment is usually over in 20 minutes.
Post-procedure care and recovery
Recovery time and post-procedure care are usually a minimum amount or not needed.
You may experience the following after completing your PRP Vampire Breast Lift:
After a PRP Vampire Breast Lift, you may see your breasts gradually growing firmer and smoother over three to four weeks., or up to 2 months.
You can generally resume your normal activities right away. Your healthcare professional will provide you with recovery-specific advice. For approximately a week, your breasts will feel swollen and painful, but wearing a double sports bra can help hold your breasts in place so you can resume day-to-day activities.
It’s still recommended that you don’t physically exert yourself for about a week, and that would include strenuous activities like jogging and other athletic activities.
Risks and limitations of the vampire breast lift
Because this treatment is relatively new to the market, no documented long-term effects and risks are known.
Science has not effectively investigated the procedure’s safety or effectiveness, so chat with your doctor about the advantages and cons of the various options.
As this is a relatively new and experimental procedure, there is no data documenting the long-term effects on the breast tissue and how the injections may impact mammograms or the risk of breast cancer.
Possible side effects and complications
A simple breast lift with little recovery time may appear to be the greatest breast lift surgery on the market, but ask your healthcare practitioner as many questions about the long-term dangers and their experience with the procedure as possible.
Since this is a new treatment, finding a trusted treatment source is just as important. Unfortunately, data on this very new-to-market treatment is limited, and evaluations or before-and-after testimonials are limited.
Limitations of the procedure
There is usually no downtime required, and only minor side effects such as bruising, swelling, and discomfort are experienced. However, the long-term risks and effectiveness of PRP breast lifts are unknown.
The main disadvantage of a vampire breast lift is that it does not produce spectacular breast enlargement effects. Even if collagen and fat growth do occur, the outcome will not be as dramatic as undergoing a traditional breast lift or breast augmentation surgery. But for many women, this is exactly what they’re looking for.
Who may not be a good candidate for this procedure
A PRP Vampire breast lift is not recommended if you’re one of the following:
- High risk of breast cancer or previously had breast cancer.
Cost of a vampire breast lift
The total cost of a VBL will range between $1,500 and $2,000 at the least. This procedure is not covered by insurance, and in-house costs will vary depending on who you see and what state or country you’re in.
Factors that determine the cost
Factors that determine the cost of a PRP Vampire Breast Lift include:
- Where the procedure is done
- The expertise of your practitioner
- Inhouse payment plans
- Post-surgery garments
- The country you’re in
- And other factors
While this treatment is an exciting new option, not all the research has been done to establish the long-term risks of the Vampire Breast Lift. Remember, always talk to your doctor first to confirm if what you’ve learned will benefit you and your desired outcome.