Vacation Breasts (yes, you read that right)
Newspaper delivery stopped for the next two weeks? Check. Neighbor to grab mail each day? Check. Suitcases packed, plane tickets ready, hotel reservations? Check. Vacation breasts?
I'm sorry, what was that last thing? Vacation breasts? Gonna need some explanation on that.
From ABC News:
Think of it as test driving plastic surgery: You wouldn't buy a car without driving it, seeing how it feels when you sit in the seat. So why should breasts be any different?
The New York plastic surgeon who developed the "insta breast," a saline injection into the breast that gives the impression of implants for 24 hours, is now working on a method that would last two to three weeks.
"Twenty-four hours is great," said Dr. Norman Rowe, a board certified plastic surgeon who practices in Manhattan, "but it's still just 24 hours."
So...um...just for vacations, doctor?
Rowe said the two-to-three-week breast "implants" are perfect for a special occasion -- such as a wedding or vacation -- but also give women a better opportunity to see what living with larger breasts is really like.
"You can use 3-D imaging and put implants in bras," he said, "but it's another thing to see what the weight will actually feel like and what it will be like to live with the new breasts."
As you might imagine, not everyone thinks this is a grand idea:
"With any procedure, it's important to weigh the benefits versus the risks versus the alternatives," said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' senior medical contributor. "With this procedure, there is the risk of hitting a blood vessel with the injection (forming a hematoma) as well as a risk of infection, and the long-term risks, while they appear low, are unknown at this time. There are also cost issues."
And, of course, there's always the price to consider. What will this cost?
The cost, Rowe said, will depend largely on how popular the procedure becomes. The more in demand it turns out to be, the lower the price. But he anticipated it will cost less than the insta breast procedure, which cost $2,500.
Rowe said he is in talks with the FDA on new technology, and anticipated the "vacation breasts" will be available in about two years. As with the insta breast, he anticipates there will be no recovery downtime.
For the women out there who might be thinking "Is there some sort of vacation augmentation for the guys?" Dr. Rowe has that covered, too:
"It [the solution] could be used for more than breasts," Rowe said. "Men might want to use it for pectoral or calf implants."
Honey? I found my sandals, but have you seen my vacation pecs?