I heard about this device but it seems pretty new. How long has it been out?
The BRAVA system was invented by a US plastic surgeon, dr. Roger Khouri, over 15 years ago. It has been used for breast augmentation with good success and it has been recently introduced as an important adjuvant of lipotransfer breast fat grafting
What results can I expect from the use of BRAVA?
Using the BRAVA system for breast augmentation without fat grafting is a safe and effective means of acquiring more breast size without additional procedures. The amount of tissue growth depends on:
how long the device is used every day (at least 10 hrs per day to be effective)
- How long the device is used over time (for breast augmentation without fat transfer the minimum recommended is 3months of continued use)
- How well the device is used (avoid device leaks, “breaks” from use)
If all these points are ensured, a breast tissue size increase of one to one and 1/2 cups is usually seen.
What is ND experience with the BRAVA?
Dr. Diana introduced the BRAVA system to the central Texas area and San Antonio in the year 2000. We have had many satisfied patients and our use of the BRAVA system has been featured in the local TV media. We have recently introduced the use of the BRAVA system to help maximize the results obtained with fat grafting lipotransfer to the breast.
Does BRAVA work by itself for breast augmentation?
Yes. The BRAVA system has been used for natural breast augmentation since the late 90’s with success.
How long do I have to use The BRAVA?
When the BRAVA system is used to prepare the breast for fat transfer we recommend it for 4 weeks. The breast grows considerably during this time, and a longer period is not necessary. We also recommend the use of the BRAVA system after the fat transfer to increase the success and volume acquired.
Why do I have to keep BRAVA on for so long?
It takes some time to develop the increase tissue health and improved blood supply, so four weeks are recommended for best results.
Why do you use BRAVA with the fat transfer?
The BRAVA system improves the blood supply and stretches the tissues so that they are more accepting of the fat transfer. The increased blood supply makes it more easy for the fat cells to take residence and improves overall volume outcome.
If I use BRAVA for a longer period of time, will I get bigger?
Yes. Gradually the breast will grow in response to the stimulation applied by the device, and it will grow bigger. When this happens, it may be necessary to change the domes that make up the device with larger ones to accept the increased breast size.
Does BRAVA hurt?
Patients using the BRAVA system report a feeling very similar to the milk engorgement that happens with breast feeding. Some women become so used to the feeling that actually prefer to wear the device while sleeping.
What are the most common problems with this device?
Mild skin irritation, usually treated with good skin care, is the most common issue. Problems with wearing the device for the required period of time per day comes close second.
Will I produce milk using BRAVA?
Unlikely. If the breasts have been producing milk recently, it is possible that some milk may be generated by the stimulation.
Will BRAVA interfere with my breast milk?
No. The growth of breast tissue due to the BRAVA does not hinder breast feeding, breast milk production or any other part of the breast tissue anatomy.
Will I have stretch marks using BRAVA?
Due to the gradual increase in breast size and the increased blood supply to the skin it is unlikely that any stretch marks will develop using the BRAVA system.