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New Boob Job Uses Tissue, Not Silicone

Would a Silicone-Free Boob Job Tempt You to Go Under the Knife?

First it was injecting unwanted fat into your breasts, and now a British cosmetic surgeon is in on the movement to make boob jobs less plastic; a trend that includes using stem cells to grow the additional tissue. Professor Laurence Kirwan is taking the tissue from under the breast and placing it above the nipple, creating a more natural-looking breast augmentation. He claims to have completed 150 successful operations, and that his technique is more permanent than silicone implants.


"What I do is to move around some of their assets to produce the best effect. What we are doing is moving tissue so that the skin is tightened below, pushing the breast up and filling it out."

The operation takes about three to three-and-a-half hours and will cost you a pretty penny: between about $12,000 and $18,000.

For me, the most natural-looking breasts are those not altered by surgery. But what do you think? Is the only thing stopping you from enhancing your cleavage the fear of looking too fake?

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I might want them when I'm older, but for now I'm fine with my perky a-cup.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I've always wanted mine to be just a little smaller. I've had C cups since I was 12, and I got sick of the attention early on. Now they don't attract so much attention, but I'd still like to be able to button my shirts without having to go up a shirt size.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Thanks Fit :) @ticamorena - it would definitely be vanity for me. I'd like to look a little more balanced out (I've got booty that outweighs my top). I mean, sure, it's drastic, but we do things for vanity everyday, from brushing your hair in the morning to picking out the clothes that you like to wear out.
divinedebris divinedebris 6 years
I'd love to have bigger breasts but I've got more important things to spend my money on. Maybe later on when I have more money and see what kind of options science has come up with since then, I'll evaluate and get 'em done. Any why? Not to look like a playmate, that's for damn sure. I want to be happy with the way I look, I feel like my breasts don't fit my body any longer. I'm more fit than I have ever been but it's caused my breasts to shrink. It'd make me feel sexier and happier with the way I look and that in the end is what it would be about for me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Same here -- I'm happy with my girls, too, so no, I wouldn't opt for this surgery.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 6 years
that was supposed to say it CAN be life changing...oops!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 6 years
Before I had kids and before I was mid-30s, I thought boob jobs (even the good ones) were silly....I've changed my tune now that I have a few friends who have seen a return to their self-confidence now that they no longer have to hide their stretched out socks aka breasts on holidays, etc. It CAN lifechanging for some and it has nothing to do with what men think...if you hate something about your body and are ashamed of it, if something can fix it then why not!?
Fitness Fitness 6 years
Thanks for the feedback y'all and it was not my intention to offend anyone. I have changed the first option so have it!
2muchtv 2muchtv 6 years
I'm quite happy with what I have, but it's not from confidence. Most of my friends have made comments that they love the size of my boobs (and these are from friends who don't typically do the girly talk). So while I happen to like my size, I don't know what it's like to be on the small side, therefore I can't judge those who would go under. If it weren't for the prohibitive cost and dangers associated with it, I don't think others would be so quick to judge. If the procedure gives a woman self-confidence while being minimally invasive, I'm all for it.
outsung outsung 6 years
I have wanted breast implants a little longer than I have had breasts! Every women in my family has naturally small breasts( I'm a AA) and a defect that causes the bottom half of the breast not to develop. ( /_ ) it leads to that sort of a shape as opposed to a round natural looking breast. I'm in college right now so quite frankly anything more expensive than ramen noodles is a luxury but the SECOND I have enough money saved I want breast implants not to make them bigger just to make them look natural.
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
Nope, I'm happy with what I have. But, to each their own. :)
weffie weffie 6 years
Really, it doesn't sound like this surgery would have even a remotely-Playmate result... they're not adding to your boobs, just shifting them. If you didn't look like a wannabe Playmate before, chances are you still wouldn't after!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 6 years
I'm not into having a larger chest. It would just make fitting into some of the clothing I like harder and I don't like that it's assumed that any female that doesn't have a larger chest would clearly want/"need" implants or this type of augmentation. I'm fine with how I am.
Allytta Allytta 6 years
i'm too chicken to go under the knife, but that statement sounded judgemental, i agree. was it fit who wrote it or some snotty assistant? because it doesn't sound like fit at all. anyway they don't use silicone in breast implants in developed countries anymore, haven't for at least 6 years. they use saline solution
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I don't think my life would be improved at all by cosmetic surgery, so it's just not for me. But I agree, the first option sounds a little judgmental.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
As inconsiderate as Fit's decision to express her viewpoint by way of a poll option was, it does beg the question: to those ladies who would get/are enhanced, what is/was your main concern in reaching that decision? I'm presuming it's not health, so is it vanity? Self-esteem? Societal pressure? Insecurity? I wouldn't get cosmetic surgery mainly because I almost always find other priorities on which to spend my money (especially such a large amount) and knowing the inherent risks of surgery, my health and safety are of greater concern than the specific appearance of my body and how society perceives it; oh, and I love my boobs as they are!
Ajh Ajh 6 years
The birth control pill I'm on has a side effect of making your breasts smaller. The doctor was not shocked when I said I hope I get that side effect. I'd love a reduction. I don't like these options though. I know women who have had breast enhancement surgery that don't look freakish or playmate at all.
missyd missyd 6 years
I AM INSULTED. Dont judge those who have! ;)
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