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Have You Heard About Boob Jab?

Just when you think you've seen it all, a new cosmetic procedure comes along to out-weird the last. The latest one is referred to as the Boob Jab — that's jab, not job. As an alternative to breast implants, the Boob Jab is an injectable filler that can increase the breast's fullness by one cup size. A doctor numbs the underarm area, then injects a hyaluronic acid-based filler called Macrolane into the breast. The results are immediate, although some bruising is common. But here's the catch: the $4,000 procedure produces results, but they last only from 12 to 18 months. Over time, the body absorbs the filler, and the breasts need to be "topped off."

If you're itching to see what it's like to be a C-cup rather than a B-cup, this could be right up your alley. But I wouldn't be into this — I'm just not a fan of needles or injectable fillers in general. And on a larger level, I'm tired of the pathologizing of small breasts. Is it just me, or is the obsession with implants and the like getting out of control?

sophia7706 sophia7706 9 years
plastic surgery freaks me out for a couple reason but first and foremost i really don't like it on account of the violence it inflict upon women. i do agree with the post above that women should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies just like they should be able to think whatever they want with their minds but i do think it's really sick that we are living in a world where women are willing to cut themselves up, break bones, inject themselves with chemicals, burn their faces, shove silicon into their most intimate regions, et cetra so that they can either "normalize" (in a study asking women with boob jobs one of the most common reasons was because they wanted to look "normal") or so that they may fulfill an abstract blueprint of what is beautiful. the whole beauty is pain thing is brought to another level with plastic surgery. what ever happened to beauty in individuality? specifically to boob jobs, i think part of what makes breasts cool is that there is so much variety in them. that kind of variety is lost with boob jobs that end up looking terribly similar and, to me, really boring. what ever happened to falling in love with your body not just because it is individual and unique but because it is you own if not for any reason? i guess i figure that i'm my body just as much as i am my thoughts so why on earth would i want to do something terribly violent against it in order to transform it into something that isn't me?
Kaori Kaori 9 years
Hmm...$4000 for one cup size up that only lasts about a year sounds kinda crap. If it were permanent, then that'd be awesome. I honestly don't think this procedure is as goddamn awful as you people make it sound. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look a certain way. If people want to get implants, injections, or whatever to have bigger boobs, let them and leave them alone. It's not for you to judge. If you like it natural, then that's great too. I am concerned about the long-term side affects of this boob jab thing though. I mean, even if this hyaluronan stuff is naturally found inside of the body or whatever...estrogen is too, and putting an excess of that inside of our bodies could result in a higher risk of certain types of cancer. I'm not sure if that was the best comparison to use, but I know next to nothing about this kinda stuff so...*shrugs*
enSue enSue 9 years
I don't find this procedure disgusting, but I do have concern for the integrity of the elasticity of breast tissue due to repeated treatments over time. Skin and breast tissue sag with weight and age, and more so when there is a dramatic and/or repeated reduction in mass, size and weight. Breasts tend to sag more after you've lost a lot of weight -- the same will happen if you keep getting this procedure. The same holds true for the insertion and subsequent removal of breast implants. Then again, if someone can afford repeated Boob Jabs, then they can probably afford multiple breast lifts. :\
rgrl rgrl 9 years
IMHO big boobs are out. I would much prefer having small-ish firm breasts. I think most women these days get implants to improve firmness. I think it's classier and it looks better style wise to have something on the smaller side.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Uhm, ew. I hate needles, and I hate fake boobs. What's wrong with being natural? (I say this from the perspective of a 38D, but I don't think I'd be too bothered if I had smaller boobs either...) And what sort of chemicals is your body absorbing from this treatment, anyway? Sounds like an all-around bad idea to me...
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 9 years
i think its okay for insecure ppl to go up a size if it boosts their confidence, but you shouldnt find happiness in boob size.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I would NEVER get a boob job (or jab!) I like my 32A chest and prefer looking natural than to have chemical fillers injected or two ballons sitting on my chest.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
No thank you very much! Why can't we just be happy with what we have? Makes me sad
inertia inertia 9 years
There's no way I'd do this. Someone else can be the guinea pig for finding out what happens when the body has to absorb this volume of filler. Furthermore, I don't think it's a great idea even as a temporary thing because it'll stretch the skin. I was on the Pill when I was younger and it made my breasts grow from a B to a full C/small D. When I went off the Pill the volume decreased to a B again, but the skin didn't completely shrink to match. It was a good experience in the sense that I learned that I'm happier with my natural small chest, but I'd rather have my original tight and perky skin.
EllaDee EllaDee 9 years
No thanks but I'm sure many will be willing to do it. .
secrethoughts secrethoughts 9 years
Body...absorbs...filler. Say it with me now, "Ewwwwwwwww." I know everyone says fillers are safe, but honestly, it seems like these things get approved pretty quickly, often before there has been an opportunity for long term studies, so I just don't trust it. Plus, it seems like all the expansion and contraction of the tissue with the injections, absorption, and re-injections could cause some sagging and stretching issues, no? Seriously
Babycakes1234 Babycakes1234 9 years
Sounds scary.
emososays17 emososays17 9 years
I could have sworn there already was a procedure where fat from your body is injected into your breasts. Maybe I dreamt it up, who knows. That being said I think I'd try this. I had a breast reduction when I was 17 and at the last minute (like while I was cut open) the doc realized he needed to take more out than he thought. While I'm a nice D cup it's been hard to get used to because I had such huge (and painful) boobs before. I often wonder what it would be like if I were a DD like was planned, so in that case I think I'd try it.
imeesagad imeesagad 9 years
i wouldn't dare try this
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
not for me
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Thanks Tamma1387. I just get so sick of people saying "ick" or "eww" or "scary" when they really have NO idea about the difference in injectables. People here a few bad stories, or people who abuse it and consider ALL of them to be bad or scary. People need to educate themselves more. I did and it's why I'm fully okay with Restylane and other similar injectables.
fitgirlFL fitgirlFL 9 years
I would only consider implants becuase my breast are uneven. It's not noticeable in clothing though. It's not even that bad undressed - and no guy has ever noticed it. But it's not like I walk around top less so it's not that big of a deal at all. And I am totally comfortable with my size - a B cup. My big thing is I don't like the idea of having a foreign object that isn't medically necessary put inside me. Not worth it to me. And yes, I agree that more women need to embrace their bodies as they are - we need more self acceptance.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
eww thank god i have normall breasts!
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
for some reason, i would do this before implants. this way, if i decide i don't like my boobs a cup size bigger, i won't have to have major surgery again to remove the implants. also, i bet your boobs would feel and look way more natural.
Faylinn Faylinn 9 years
I'm happy with my small breasts. I can pull off plunging necklines without looking like a total skank. Natural >> Fake
nicole815 nicole815 9 years
I think people need to just embrace who they are...
Hootie Hootie 9 years
After having my son my breasts were very eneven and saggy. One breast was noticibly larger than the other. I got a breast lift & augmentation and love the reults. Looking back, if I could do it over agian I might have only gotten the lift and not the implants. While I love the way they look, they are beautiful...I don't like the pain they cause at times.
nancita nancita 9 years
I am definitely not well-endowed, but my breasts are proportionate to my body, so why would I change them? I agree that small breasts have an unfairly negative reputation. It astounds me that so many people would endure untested and disturbing (I hate needles) procedures just to go up a size.
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
i like my little boobies
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