PRP Breast

Why would I choose a VampireBreast Lift® over a surgical cosmetic breast lift?

If you are simply looking for a more youthful, full, smooth look to your breasts, our non-surgical Vampire Breast Lift® may be for you. You may also benefit from this procedure if you have inverted nipples or decreased sensitivity. This procedure is not for those looking to increase or reduce the size of their breasts or lift breasts from their current position. If you decide you are looking to augment or change the structure of your breasts in ways the Vampire Breast Lift® does not accommodate, our staff will assist you in locating a highly recommended cosmetic surgeon.

Who can have a Vampire Breast Lift®?

Any adult, but the procedure is typically done in those 35 and older.

Who can perform the Vampire Breast Lift®?

Only members of the Vampire Breast Lift® Provider Group are licensed to perform this procedure. The certification process ensures training by the inventor and includes ideal PRP education, including techniques and technologies, as well as weekly collaboration with other members.

How long does the procedure take?

The in-office procedure takes approximately one hour, which includes taking health history, consultation, drawing blood and the actual procedure. Add-on procedures may extend the time by 30-45 minutes (ie: O-Shot® or Décolletage Micro-needling).

Is the procedure painful?

We use an excellent numbing cream to significantly minimize pain. The majority of patients experience no pain at all. A few have reported a slight burning sensation for a short time. If you are more sensitive to pain, feel free to take Tumeric or Tylenol a couple of hours before the procedure. Arnica is popular as well, before and after the procedure.

Will I need an escort the day of the procedure?

No. We do not use anesthesia. We only use topical numbing creams. You will be alert and able to drive after the procedure.

When should I expect to see full results?Patients should begin seeing true results within 3 weeks, then see full results of the procedure at 3 months.

How does the Vampire Breast Lift® work?

The Vampire Breast Lift® works by encouraging the healing process to create new supplies of collagen, fatty tissue and blood vessels for a firmer, more youthful appearance.

What should I expect on the day of my Vampire Breast Lift®?

On the day of the procedure Dr. McWhorter will discuss your concerns, and review your health history, to help you decide if you want to proceed.
Next, an examination will determine where injections will be made to enhance appearance. Small removable marks may be made at this time.
Numbing cream will be applied to ensure an almost pain-free experience.
While the cream takes effect, a few tablespoons of blood will be drawn from the patient’s arm and centrifuged to generate PRP for use.
An ultra-fine needle is used to inject the patient’s own growth factors into the breasts at the predetermined locations.
Checking for symmetry completes the procedure.
Any discomfort should disappear in 1 to 3 days, and you can return to your social life immediately.

How long does the Vampire Breast Lift® last?

We expect the effects of the Vampire Breast Lift® to last a year or more, though the time may be as short as 9 months. A healthy lifestyle of exercise, getting plenty of sleep, avoiding tobacco use, etc. is recommended. It is an interesting and surprising phenomenon that women who do PRP procedures often become very motivated to lead healthier lifestyles afterwards.

Will the procedure need to be repeated?

Yes. The procedure would need to be repeated after 9 to 18 months.

What are the side effects of the Vampire Breast Lift®?

Most patients only experience mild soreness and a tight feeling of the skin. This usually subsides in one or two days. Some patients may notice tiny bruises that will fade away in a few days.

What risks are involved?

The Vampire Breast Lift® has been performed thousands of times by qualified doctors. There have been no reports of serious complications. Using your own blood cells greatly reduces any risks of therapy.
If the patient has implants from a previous enhancement surgery great care is taken to keep needles pointed in a direction that will not affect the integrity of the implants.

Is the procedure covered by insurance?

This procedure is strictly cosmetic and is not covered by insurance.

Wards

What are warts?

Warts are small, fleshy growths. They’re classified as an infection on the top layer of your skin, or epidermis. Warts are very common and can reside anywhere on your body including elbows, knees, fingers, and feet.

What causes warts?

Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus, or HPV, family. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), but isn’t solely spread through sexual contact. Rather, these viruses commonly invade your skin through a cut or scrape. Once the virus enters your body, it can cause cells to rapidly grow on the outer layer of skin, ultimately resulting in a skin growth referred to as a wart.
The HPV virus that causes warts is extremely common. In fact, research shows there are over 100 different viruses in the human papillomavirus family. The HPV virus not present any symptoms. Meaning, someone can have the HPV virus in their system, come in contact with you, and end up giving you a wart through that HPV virus. Other times the virus can present symptoms, such as a wart, but resolve spontaneously.
The unpredictable and sometimes undetectable characteristics of the HPV virus contributes to the difficulty of treating warts.

Are warts common?

Yes, warts are very common. It’s likely that most individuals develop at least one common wart in their lifetime, generally on their hands. However, although everyone is at risk for developing a wart, some individuals are more prone to developing these growths through the HPV virus.
Those who are more susceptible to warts include:

  • Children—Tend to share germs easier and more often while playing with others.
  • Teens
  • Individuals who bite their nails or pick their hangnails—Create small cuts in the skin.
  • Individuals who have a weak immune system—More prone to infection.

Are warts dangerous?

No, warts are not dangerous. They’re considered to be benign, meaning they’re non-cancerous. However, just because they don’t pose a threat to your health, doesn’t mean you’ll want to leave your wart where it is. Many patients wish to remove their wart because of aesthetic reasons, as the wart may be located in an area visible to the public. Other times, patients wish to remove their wart because the growth is located in a sensitive, irritable area.

Are warts contagious?

As mentioned previously, warts are extremely contagious. Warts, or rather HPV viruses, are easily spread through either skin-on-skin contact or through direct contact with an object used by a person with the virus. Meaning, you can come in contact with this virus anywhere—on a door knob, a dirty pencil, your shopping cart, even money.

What are the different types of warts?

There are over 100 different versions of the HPV virus, the virus that causes warts. Meaning, there are also hundreds of different types of warts.
Different types of warts are classified by both their appearance and location on your body. Each type of wart also responds to different dermatologic treatments, which is why we recommend seeking professional treatment when handling these skin growths.
At Arizona Dermatology, we diagnose and treat all variations of warts. Some of the most common types of warts we see include:

  • Common warts
  • Flat warts
  • Plantar warts
  • Condyloma
  • Molluscum contagiosum

To determine which type of wart you have, read up on the characteristics and symptoms of these frequently treated warts below. Or, simply schedule an appointment to have your growth evaluated.

Common Warts

Common warts are by far the most common wart, thus the name. Typically, most patients describe these types of warts as looking like a cauliflower. They’re dry, flaky, and white. Although common warts can impact any part of your body, they generally appear on elbows, knees, fingernails, and toes.

Flats Warts

Flat warts vary from common warts, in that they don’t have a raised appearance. Instead, flat warts are smooth and flat. Additionally, they’re also classified as being dry, small, and white. You’ll commonly find these growths occurring on the faces of children or on the legs of women, as they’re easily spread through shaving.

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are mainly classified through their location on your body. Plantar warts develop on your feet, and because of this, can grow inward instead of outward due to the pressure of walking. This attribute, in combination with the thick skin on the bottom of your feet, makes plantar warts one of the more challenging warts to treat.

Condyloma

Condyloma, or genital warts, are also caused by the HPV virus like every other variation of this skin growth. However, unlike the other types of warts, genital warts are generally transmitted through sexual interactions. When impacted by this type of wart, you’ll notice a soft growth occurring in your inner thighs, pubic region, or buttock. If you think you’re impacted by condyloma, we recommend seeking a second opinion, as they’re commonly mistaken for skin tags.

Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is another type of wart we commonly treat at Arizona Dermatology. These types of warts generally occur in clusters and can look like small, hard pimples. They’re typically located on the buttock, elbows, armpits, and faces of children. Additionally, if you’re impacted by molluscum contagiosum, it’s common to experience an itching sensation around your growths. If so, make sure to mention this itching sensation when seeking professional treatment, to receive appropriate treatment.

How do you treat warts?

At Arizona Dermatology, to cater to all our patients’ needs, we offer a wide range of treatment options, depending on the severity of your wart(s).
Some of our most common wart treatments include:

  • Cantharidin: A liquid formula, derived from the blister beetle, is applied directly to your wart. The formula causes a blister-like reaction underneath the wart, causing it to eventually fall off and detach from your outer layer of skin.
  • Podophylin: A solution is applied to your skin by skin care professionals so side effects can be monitored appropriately. The solution works to exfoliate your skin and instigate an immune reaction to remove warts from sensitive areas on the body.
  • Cryotherapy: Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze your wart as a method of elimination. After application, the designated area may feel numb for a short period of time.
  • Electrosurgery and curettage: Electrosurgery involves gently burning your wart through an electrical current. After, curettage involves scraping off the remaining of your wart with a small instrument. These two medical techniques are commonly used together.