What is a Vampire Breast Augmentation®?
A Vampire Breast Augmentation® uses PRP Therapy for a non-surgical breast lift or ‘boob job’ in a procedure that uses injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood. A Vampire Breast Augmentation® at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic enhances the shape of your breasts for a fuller cleavage without the need for going under the knife or stitches.
PRP, mixed with fat, has been safely used by breast surgeons for years to help restore breast tissue for post-operative reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. The technique was first used by Dr Charles Runels, creator of the Vampire FaceLift®.
Blood platelets contain growth factors that stimulate collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration. Plasma contains fibrinogen, a protein that catches platelets at a wound site to form a clot. Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy is therefore a completely natural way for your skin to rejuvenate and repair since it uses your own blood and your body’s own healing powers in inducing tissue growth.
An amount of blood is drawn, just like in a blood test, and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets and plasma from the other components of blood. The PRP is usually then activated with calcium (chloride or gluconate) to trick the platelets into thinking that they are in the body and the body has been injured.
The PRP is then injected multiple times in your breasts with a small needle, creating the equivalent of mini-wounds. Multi-potent stem cells already in your skin therefore become activated ‘believing’ that new and younger tissue is needed. As a result, new tissue that includes new collagen is grown, new fatty tissue is produced for skin smoothness and new blood vessels (neovascularisation) are formed to increase blood flow for better quality skin.