05 November 2008

Liposuction carried out below the waist could produce an increase in breast size, according to US-based cosmetic surgeon.

Florida's reports that when the Texas-based surgeon carried out liposuction to remove excess fat from a patient's hips, her breasts rose from an A to a B cup.

The surgeon, Dr. Bill Johnson, said: "Women that have liposuction below the waist, about 48 per cent of those will see an increase in breast size following the procedure."

The news site reports that there is at least one study that backs up these results. However, knowledge surrounding the effect of liposuction on breast size is still fairly limited.

Breast augmentation is the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States and the UK, closely followed by liposuction, or fat removal.

In September, it was reported that the popularity of liposuction carried out on non-traditional problem areas, such as on the back or on the shoulders, was increasing. Fat removal around the 'bridesmaid's bulge' in particular, the fleshy area beneath the armpit, was seen by one BAAPS surgeon to be catching on.

Male chest reduction, a form of surgery that involves liposuction around the nipple area, is also being increasingly requested by males.

Given the popularity of breast enlargements as a cosmetic surgery procedure, surgeons around the world are often searching for innovative ways to boost cleavage.

Yesterday at the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in Chicago, for instance, the viability of fat grafts as a breast enhancing technique was debated.