What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is gel like substance. It is a common and naturally occurring material which is found in various areas of the human body. It is commonly used in moisturising creams and also in skin care products.
Hyaluronic acid injections are used in breast enlargement and are becoming more popular, mainly because the procedure is quite straightforward. Unlike breast augmentation surgery it does not involve a general anaesthetic. HA gel injections are also used in other areas of cosmetic surgery, in particular to temporarily smooth wrinkles by adding volume under the skin, with effects typically lasting for six months.
How Much Of An Increase In Breast Size Can I Expect?
HA gel acts simply a volumiser. It is typically used to enlarge breast sizes by up to one cup size. For larger increases, breast enlargement surgery options would need to be considered. Hyaluronic acid gel injections produce a natural look to the enhanced breasts. However, the effects only last from around 9 to 12 months.
How Is Hyaluronic Acid Administered To Patients?
A gel containing hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the breast tissue in order to increase the overall volume of the breast. It is administered without the need for invasive surgery and can be performed with a local anaesthetic. This has significant advantages over breast implant surgery in that the surgical risks either do not apply or are significantly reduced. Furthermore, the recovery time is much quicker and depending upon your job, you could be back in work the next day. Although you may not tell that to your boss!
How Much Does It Cost?
The main downside is that the cost of the procedure is quite expensive. It is not much less than breast augmentation surgery prices.
|Risks are lower than breast enlargement surgery risks||Costs nearly as much as breast enlargement surgery|
|Fast recovery time||Results only last around 9 to 12 months|
|Instant results||Limited breast size increases|
See also our article on fat transfer injections and body sculpturing.