Considering the fact that Rochester is ranked number nine on Men’s Health magazine’s list of cities with the most plastic surgery, and that breast augmentation may be the second most requested cosmetic surgery in the nation, it should come as no surprise that the “Cinderella Boob Job” has lots of locals buzzing.
The new procedure gives patients a breast enlargement that disappears after just 24 hours — just like Cinderella’s dress and carriage.
The procedure, which is also being called “Insta-Breasts,” involves injecting each breast with saline through the areola. It only takes 20 minutes, and can increase a woman’s bust size by about two cup sizes.
It’s being touted as the perfect way for women to decide whether they actually want breast augmentation or not, as it basically allows them to test drive what it’s like to have a bigger bustline.
That being said, not everyone is on board with the new procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Greenberg warns that most doctors won’t even perform it.
“This technique is not a widely-accepted medical procedure by plastic surgeons throughout the country,” Dr. Greenberg told Good Housekeeping. “It’s done sporadically by a few people.”
Although saline is generally considered safe, there are risks that need to be considered, such as infections, pain, hematomas, and bruising.
It’s also not cheap. The Daily Mail reports “Insta-Boobs: cost upwards of $2,400 — that’s quite a bit for a breast augmentation that comes with a 24-hour expiration date.
Fortunately, if you’d like to use a way to determine whether to go through with breast augmentation that doesn’t involve such risks, there’s 3-D imaging.
“We now use sophisticated 3-D imaging to show patients what they will look like with a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and even clothing,” Dr. Greenberg explained. “This takes away the reason to see what you’ll look like using saline.”