The “Injectable Boob Job” And Its Unanswered Questions

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Lately, British tabloids have been reporting on a form of lunchtime breast augmentation, and it’s important to set the record straight.

The stories focus mainly on injections of Macrolane, a hyaluronic acid filler that has yet to even enter trials in the U.S. According to these deceptive reports the underarm area is numbed before enough filler is injected to increase breast size by one cup for 12 to 18 months.

There are many questions surrounding the safety of using fillers in the breasts, mainly concerning how hyaluronic acid reacts with breast tissue that is already at an increased risk of malignancy, and what effects such a large quantity of filler would have on mammography. Other concerns about lumps, cyst formation and future problems make any injection procedure experimental at this time.

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