PRP Treatment: Boost Your Breasts With Platelet-Rich Plasma
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | May 16, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
The female body is such a beautiful work of art - with its soft curves and smooth lines, it blends sensuality with comfort in a way that is incredibly unique. The beauty of the female form is further enhanced by the breasts, regardless of their size. But pregnancy and menopause (and gravity!) can have quite a destructive impact on their shape. Sagging and loss of volume in the breasts cause insecurities and unhappiness for the majority of women.
If you’re experiencing sagging skin and loss of volume in your breasts, a Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment may be a solution whether or not you’re planning on going under the knife. With PRP, blood is drawn from the vein in your arm and placed into a centrifuge. The blood is then spun in the centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the particles. This condenses them to 2-14 times the original amount. A cocktail is made with calcium chloride and injected into the breast area.
Though this is not going to give you instant DDs, it will help lift sagging breasts, firm and restore volume, correct inverted nipples and diminish stretch marks. It also has been shown to increase sensitivity in the nipples and breasts. This is perfect for women who aren’t looking to change the size per se, but for those who are looking to change the shape and gain more roundedness and volume in the upper portion for more pronounced cleavage.
If you have severe sagging or volume loss, then doing PRP by itself isn’t going to make an extreme difference. However, if you do suffer from significant issues with your breast shape, pairing this treatment with a breast augmentation will not only decrease your healing time, but will also create new tissue that will “pad” the implant for an even more natural-looking and feeling augmentation. Often, PRP is used in conjunction with breast augmentations that use fat transfer. The PRP injected in with the fat is intended to help the fat survive.
A breast augmentation can range anywhere from $4,000-$9,000, while PRP treatments cost around $1,000 per session. The PRP treatment only takes about 15 minutes, and depending on the extent of sagging, may only require one session.