Believe it or not, you can now buy special creams that are designed to plump, smooth and firm the bust. There is a new cream on the market which uses a natural steroid to enhance the chest and another which claims to help boost the fat stores underneath the skin.
Breast enlargement techniques have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, so let’s take a look at the history of boob jobs.
Contrary to popular belief, women have had their assets poked, prodded and played with for many years. Experimental surgeons in the late nineteenth century used breast implant devices to enhance a woman’s bust, but unfortunately cosmetic surgery was not as advanced back then.
Many flat-chested females suffered terrible deformities at the hands of maniac medics following breast augmentation procedures. Women had items such as ivory, glass balls, ground rubber, ox cartilage and polythene chips inserted into their chest and the results were often obscene. In 1889 Austrian physician Robert Gersuny tested paraffin injections with disastrous results, however, experiments continued to take place.
In the 1920s many physicians attempted to transfer fat from the thighs or stomach into the breasts, but this proved unsuccessful. The fat was soon broken down and absorbed back into the body resulting in a lot of disappointed subjects. During World War II many American women opted for the silicone injections favoured by Japanese prostitutes but these often lead to mastectomy.
Things began to improve in the early 1960s as two Texan plastic surgeons developed the first silicone implant. Thomas Cronin, Frank Gerow and the Dow Corning Corporation revolutionised plastic surgery and in 1962 Timmie Jean Lindsey became the first woman to receive silicone breast implants. They were introduced to the public in 1963 and soon became a popular phenomenon. Unfortunately they were soon found to be weak and many doctors deemed them unsafe.
The first saline breast implant was first developed in France by the French company Laboratoires Arion. Filled with saline solution it offered women more choice when it came to breast augmentation and is still around today.
Twenty first century
Silicone implants have been greatly improved and are now mostly made from a semi-solid gel that eliminates the risk of leakage. Surgical techniques have also changed dramatically and incisions can now be made under the breast, in the armpit, or even the navel. Boob jobs are incredibly popular these days as the scarring is minimal and procedures can be reversed.
The 21st century has also seen the development of creams that help lift, tighten and boost the chest. People no longer have to go under the knife and can achieve a fuller chest in just a few weeks.
Products such as Rodial boob job cream use a natural steroid derived from an Asian root to improve the bust and décolleté area, whereas NIP + FAB’s Bust Fix contains plant-based ingredients which help stimulate the fat cells in the bust. It’s used as an alternative to padded bras and cosmetic surgery and has been flying off the shelves at a rapid rate.
Surgical procedures have improved dramatically over the years and now women everywhere can flaunt a fuller chest – safely. Cosmetic creams have also become extremely popular and threaten to revolutionise breast augmentation, so the question remains – what next?