5 Surprising Uses for Botox
Much more than simply a wrinkle freezer, these days, the injectable is being used for a bunch of shocking things. (Breast lift, anyone?)
The technique being followed is as such: Botox is injected into the pectoralis minor muscle, which is tucked away beneath the "pecs" and is responsible for making you stoop forward with shoulders down and hunched forward. As Dr. Karol Gutowski explains on BettyConfidential.com, “[The] theory is if you prevent that muscle from doing its job, the opposing muscle on the upper back -- the rhomboid -- will pull the shoulder back, giving the patient a breast lift.”
For her part, Dr. Wexler told Reuters that "When it is asked for, people are very pleased with it. Some people never want scalpel procedures and you can actually get a significant lift with something like this." She also notes that sometimes patients seek the treatment for a specific outing, "Some people want it for a special occasion when they are wearing a strapless gown and no bra is acceptable."
Details: The procedure, which is typically recommended for smaller breasted women, costs roughly $1,700-$2,000 and is reported to last up to four months.
Scoop: Accessing the pectoralis minor may be tricky because it's obstructed by the bigger pectoral muscles so practitioners may be leery of doing the procedure.
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