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Medical toolsWhen it comes to breast lifts, don’t be fooled by ineffective procedures. For example, consider a recent article from CBS Boston titled “Doctor: Botox Breast Lift Is ‘Gimmick.’” Dr. Mallika Marshall of CBS Boston writes, “Botox has been used to get rid of frown lines for years and now some doctors are applying the paralyzing agent to breasts. They say they can lift a woman’s breasts and make them look perkier, without surgery, by injecting Botox directly into the muscles of the chest wall. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and reportedly lasts up to 6 months. But Dr. Eric Halvorson, a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, tells women not to waste their money. ‘I think it’s likely a marketing ploy or gimmick,’ he says, ‘Because I don’t understand how paralyzing the pectoralis muscle could have any effect on the shape or size of the breast.’”

Some people may opt to try natural methods for breast lifts. Popsugar explores this in a recent article titled “Give Your Girls a Lift: A Quick Workout For Perkier Breasts.” Susi May of Popsugar writes, “There is a connection between the classic calisthenic push-up and the push-up bra: they both give your breasts a little lift! Yes, you can get a perkier bust by working your pec muscles, which lie directly under your breast tissue. We’ve created a quick circuit workout — it should take you under 10 minutes to do — that tones your chest and give your boobs a natural lift. The workout includes back exercises to improve your posture, so you can stand tall to highlight your perkier chest.”

Of course, for a more lasting result, you will need a breast lift procedure. When it comes to breast lifts, you need a surgeon you can trust.

Dr. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is an internationally known and acknowledged surgeon. He holds the rare distinction of being board certified in two distinct surgical specialties, The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Moulton-Barrett offers three main types of breast lifts: Donut Incisions, Lollipop or Vertical Incisions, and Anchor Incisions. Generally, the more sagging a patient has, the more likely that she will need more extensive and longer incisions to achieve a desirable result. Breast lifts do not involve removal and replacement of the nipple. In fact, the nipple and areola remain attached to the breast, and only the surrounding skin is removed. When you undergo any of these procedures, the nipple and areola complex can be shifted to either side as well as up, if necessary, for the most aesthetic appearance.

If you’re considering a breast lift, contact Dr. Moulton-Barrett for a consultation.