If you wanted a boob job that will last longer than five years, you’re in luck.
A British doctor has invented a breast-enhancing surgery that he’s calling the “internal bra” (worst name ever), which is apparently better than regular breast implants. In a typical breast-enhancing surgery, silicone cups are inserted underneath the breasts. But, this “internal bra” operation takes the surgery one step further — and has “fin silk straps” that attach to your upper ribs, held in place with titanium screws attached to your upper ribs (see the diagram below).
Um… what? So far, only three British women have opted to have this surgery completed on their bodies. Another apparent bonus to this surgery as opposed to the five-year silicone surgery, is this one doesn’t leak. While we understand how embarrassing (and probably painful) it would be to have your breast implant start leaking, we think titanium screws is WAY worse. The titanium screw procedure costs a little more than $10,000, which is about $1,500 more than regular breast implant procedures, according to The Daily Mail.
Another downside to this procedure (besides the titanium screws, obvi) is the lack of safety. “We don’t know the long-term side effects yet. There is a need for clinical trials with adequate numbers and follow ups to prove the efficacy and safety in the long-run. It’s very important,” Professor Kefah Mokbel of the London Breast Institute explains. Professor Kefah goes on to explain that not all women with sagging breasts needs this surgery. “Sagging breasts depends on many factors: A women’s biological constitution, the size of their breasts, their reproductive history and other factors,” he says.
Well, we’re officially disturbed and creeped out. Not by breast implants, but by the idea of screwing something into the ribcage. Unless it’s a surgery to save your life, doesn’t it just seem… unnecessary?
What do you guys think? Are we alone in thinking this surgery sounds kind of weird? Do you really hate your bra that much?