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Botox, and its related products Xeomin and Dysport, are being used for more than just fighting wrinkles. A new idea is using Botox to create a “non-surgical breast lift”. But does this”Botox Boob Job” really work?

The technique involved requires injection of the pectoralis minor muscle (a muscle under the larger chest wall muscle) which then becomes weakened and allows the shoulders to pull back. This results in the breast being pulled up and causing a “breast lift”.

But as Dr. Gutowski presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Hot Topics Meeting in Seattle, this use for Botox is probably a waste of time and money. 

View Dr. Gutowski’s video comments on the Botox Breast Lift.

“After reviewing the available results and studying the procedure technique, this is very unlikely to result in any significant effect on the breasts. First of all, the muscles being injected are hard to find with a small needle being pushed through the skin. Second, the cost of $2000 for a questionable result that at most can last 4 months is hard to recommend to a patient. Third, the breast is not attached to any of the muscles being treated and the muscles don’t have any effect on breast shape. Finally, the same result  as suggested by those recommending a Botox Breast Lift can be achieved by improving your posture and pulling your shoulders back. Based on these observations, I cannot recommend this procedure to my patients.”

Karol A. Gutowski, M.D.

  • Source: Total Beauty
  • Copyright: Karol A. Gutowski, M.D., Chicago, IL, 2012