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As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, breast lifts are designed to reposition the areola and nipple in order to achieve a perkier and younger contour. The procedure can be performed on its own, or together with a breast augmentation or reduction surgery. And with the recent popularity of vampire facials and facelifts to plump and rejuvenate the face, many women have begun to wonder if a vampire treatment can have the same effect on their breasts.

What is a Vampire Breast Lift?

The vampire method involves the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to reinvigorate the tissues. Pioneered by Dr. Charles Runels, the treatment uses platelet-rich plasma derived from the patient’s own blood in order to produce quick and significant results in the face and body. However, when used as an alternative to breast lift surgery, the vampire approach on its own cannot change your breast size or reposition your areola.

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At best, a vampire breast lift can only rejuvenate your breasts to remove loose skin and wrinkles, with the addition of a slight perk.

What can surgery do that a vampire breast lift cannot?

While the thought of undergoing a non-surgical vampire breast lift may sound appealing, it can limit the extent of work your surgeon would normally be able to accomplish. Surgical procedures provide reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons with more access to the body, allowing them to change the size and shape of the breasts and nipples. This is necessary to create results that can complement the natural contour of the body. In addition, surgery can correct growth factors such as inverted nipples and uneven cleavage areas.

When should I pick vampire breast lift over a surgical one?

Nicknamed the ‘Lunch Break Boob Job’, a vampire lift is conducive for women seeking to correct wrinkles and loose skin, while attaining a minimal perk without having to change the size of their breasts. The outpatient, in-office procedure only takes 15 – 30 minutes to perform.

Unfortunately, not every woman is a candidate for a vampire breast lift. Women who have had breast cancer, or have been found to be at risk of developing the disease, are not medically qualified to undergo the procedure. This is due to the use of PRP, which enriches the tissues present in the breasts, including dormant cancer cells. While its occurrence may be rare, it is enough of a risk to take into consideration.

Additionally, vampire lifts need to be retouched every year. So while vampire breast lift may be effective for a short period, surgical procedures are ultimately a long-term solution that can be permanent when maintained with diet and exercise.

Why is surgery more reliable than the non-surgical breast lift?

There is no dismissing the fact that surgical breasts lifts are more time-intensive. And this can be incredibly true during the recovery period, which often compels patients to sacrifice much of their lives in order to safely attain their desired results.

That said, breast lift surgeries yield results that are far more dramatic than a vampire lift. Women interested in learning more should seek the advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon, with years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. This ensures that only a well-informed decision be made to minimize the risks while maximizing results.

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Dr. Downey

Cara Downey, MD

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cara Downey provides cosmetic surgery procedures to Houston and the surrounding areas.

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