Due to gravity, time, and breastfeeding, many women find their once-perky breasts start to sag and appear more tired than perky. The traditional approaches of breast implants and surgical breast lifts are invasive and require a fairly lengthy recovery period; however, today, for women looking for just a bit more lift and perk, a minimally-invasive procedure using platelet-rich plasma injections may be able to yield the results they are looking for. Below is more information about PRP treatment and how it can help you.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is prepared in a quick, in-office procedure from each patient’s own blood. A normal blood sample is obtained and the blood is spun to separate the formed blood cells (white and red cells) from the platelets and to concentrate the platelets into a small volume of plasma (the liquid part of the blood). Platelets are manufactured in the bone marrow and aren’t cells; instead, they are small packages that contain a potent cocktail of clotting factors, growth factors, and cytokines.
PRP Treatment Uses
PRP has been used for decades. Originally it was applied to surgical sites to speed healing, and then doctors realized in addition to speeding healing of acute injuries it could be used to kick-start healing of chronic injuries, like tendonitis. More recently, it has been found to actually rejuvenate aging tissues-to turn back time and induce tissues to assume a more youthful look and function. This aspect of PRP is what is drawn upon when performing a breast lift. The injected PRP induces the sagging skin and breast tissues to assume a more youthful appearance and function.
The procedure itself is very quick and straightforward. A blood sample is taken and while the PRP is being prepared, a numbing cream is applied to the top of the breasts to prevent any discomfort from occurring during the procedure. The entire procedure takes less than an hour. The patient can return to work immediately after treatment, although there may be some minor redness, bruising, and swelling around the injection sites for a day or two afterwards. Results are not apparent immediately because PRP acts to induce healing and regeneration of the area, which takes a few weeks. Over time, the skin and breast tissue will gradually become more youthful-looking and perkier. Usually, a yearly treatment is necessary to maintain the desired look.
If you are interested in improving your bustline, consider visiting Peak Medical Clinic to discuss your goals. PRP treatment can be used alone or in conjunction with other minimally-invasive or surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate your cleavage. We are conveniently located in Medford, Eugene, Klamath Falls, and Roseburg. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!