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.

 

The body produces desoxycholan-acid; a bile acid which is made in the liver and helps the digestion of fat. The Aqualyx® solution contains this bile acid and its fat dissolving properties are used in this treatment.

 

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Vampire Breast Augmentation® used for?

The Vampire Breast Augmentation® is not a replacement for breast implants in a boob job but it can restore the appearance of your breasts, lift your breasts and create a fuller cleavage:

 

  • Grey-looking breasts: to increase blood flow and help skin have a youthful glow again.
  • Droopy looking breasts due to loss of collagen: to make breasts look firm and perky again
  • Crinkly cleavage: to improve a crepey cleavage, erase chest wrinkles and smooth chest skin
  • Rippled breast implants: to improve the appearance of breast implants, especially if starting to show through skin
  • Scarred breasts: to improve breast scarring, breast stretch marks and breast irregularities
  • Reduced sensation in the areolar area: to improve nipple sensation after breastfeeding, breast implants, surgery or due to ageing
  • Inverted nipples: to treat inverted nipples without the loss of sensation often caused by surgery.

What does a Vampire Breast Augmentation® involve?

Treatment is simple and safe if carried out by Dr Unnati, who is an experienced and fully qualified clinician, following a detailed consultation to examine the areas to treat and decide on what is best for you.

 

Before carrying out a non-surgical boob job, Dr Unnati will administer a topical local anaesthetic cream for a comfortable treatment. The isolated platelets taken from your blood contain at least eight of your body’s own concentrated growth factors to rejuvenate skin quality and volume.

 

The treatment can take around an hour, and you can resume most normal daily activities immediately afterwards.

How soon should you notice a difference?

You will notice results immediately due to volume which will wane over the next few weeks, but rejuvenation will gradually take place over 2 – 3 months.

How long does a Vampire Breast Augmentation® last?

The effects of PRP Therapy last for at least one to two years, with some women said to achieve permanent results.

Points to consider

Any clinical procedure carries a risk of complications, which is why it is always highly advisable to have cosmetic treatments safely performed by a doctor. Dr Unnati is a GP and specialist Non-Surgical Aesthetic Physician, trained in dermatology and medical cosmetics.

 

The Urban Aesthetix Clinic follows strict guidelines in making patients fully aware of any possible cautions and complications, and in offering post treatment advice. Dr Unnati will undertake a full consultation before any new treatment can be given.

 

PRP has been an alternative to surgery in regenerating skin tissue in wound healing, orthopaedics, ENT, neurosurgery and maxillofacial surgery by promoting safe and natural healing. Its use as a Vampire Breast Augmentation® is relatively new, but has an excellent safety profile and promising results. A Vampire Breast Augmentation® is not a suitable procedure if you are looking to increase cup size.

Are there any side effects to a Vampire Breast Augmentation®?

PRP Therapy with a Vampire Breast Augmentation® involves injecting your own blood so any side effects are usually mild to moderate.

 

The short-lived side effects associated with the injection process include bleeding, swelling, tenderness and redness which settle within a few hours, and bruising which settles within a few days.

 

There is a minimal risk of infection as needles break the natural barrier to infection when creating a small wound in the skin. Please therefore avoid touching the area for 6 hours after treatment. You may experience some itching and discolouration at the site of treatment which should settle within a few days.

 

If you’re an overseas patient, advance booking is highly recommended in case a course of treatments is required.

When should a Vampire Breast Augmentation® not be used/be used with caution?

  • While pregnant or breast feeding
  • If you have critical thrombocytopaenia (a low number of platelets in the blood)
  • If you have septicaemia
  • If you have haemodynamic instability (an unstable blood pressure)
  • If the areas to be injected are inflamed or infected