There's now a procedure that gives patients a quick enlargement that goes away after just 24 hours. The temporary saline injections — colloquially known as the "Cinderella boob job" or "Insta-Breasts" — have been championed by plastic surgeons including Dr. Norman Rowe, MD. The procedure involves injecting each breast through the areola with saline and it "gives the patient an adequate representation of what a breast would feel like inside their body," he said in an .
Dr. Rowe estimates around 75% of his patients who have the "insta-breast" injections go through with breast augmentation surgery — and points out that the 25% who did not go through with the surgery were able to determine breast implants weren't for them.
If this sounds too good to be true, it just might be because not all doctors are on board. In fact, Dr. Stephen Greenberg, a board certified plastic surgeon in New York City, warns that most doctors will not perform it. "This technique is not a widely-accepted medial procedure by plastic surgeons throughout the country," he told GolfHr. "It's done sporadically by a few people."
It's important to remember that even if it's likely harmless — salt water is generally considered safe — the potential risks outweigh the rewards, says Greenberg. "With saline, you still have to worry about infections, pain, hematomas, and bruising." On top of the risks, these procedures can be pricy: the cost being upwards of $2400, all for just one night of bigger breasts.
As for determining whether you actually want breast augmentation, Greenberg tells GolfHr that there are other ways besides injecting breasts with saline. "We now use sophisticated 3-D imaging to show patients what they will look like with a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and even clothing," he explains. "This takes away the reason to see what you'll look like using saline."
Or you can just try this "boob trick" when you're feeling a little flat.