Is the Internal Bra the New Breast Lift

September 9, 2014

With technology being so far advanced, plastic surgery patients have plenty of options to fix the problems they see in themselves. There are breast reductions, breast augmentations and breast lifts in addition to a number of different procedures that can be done to other areas of the body.



There are rumors that there may be an alternative to the traditional lift type of breast augmentation procedure Des Moines is familiar with. It’s being tested in trials and will eventually be reviewed by the FDA by 2015.


The Internal Bra


This controversial procedure is called that Orbix Breast Support System. This new technology supposedly fixes the temporary nature of traditional breast lift procedures. It even goes so far as to promise your post-surgical results will last for up to 10 years.


There are some misconceptions that need to be addressed. This procedure can’t replace a bra or make your breasts look permanently pushed up. This is not a full implant procedure. The internal breast lift does, however, give women who want to skip implants another option that is longer lasting.


It is hard to think of a breast lift that’s not a breast lift and an implant that’s not an implant, but that is exactly what this procedure is. The internal bra combines a breast lift and an implant procedure by placing silicone sheets under the breast. The sheets are held in place by silk thread and surgical screws that are hooked into the rib cage. It literally makes a bra inside of your breast.


The use of these materials is what makes this procedure last so much longer than a traditional breast lift. It also seems to be helping women heal faster with less scaring.


The Risks


Even with all the benefits for patients, plastic surgeons are worried about the risks. The new materials in the implants may cause some women to swell. The materials could also interfere with mammograms and detecting breast cancer. There is also a huge risk in the fact that long term risks and side effects are still unknown.

Talk with your Des Moines plastic surgeon to see if this could be a possible option for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Franks to discuss the right course of action. Instead of waiting, it may be a good idea to get started on your procedure selection now. For more information about the plastic surgery Des Moines trusts, contact 515.421.4299.

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