Medical Researchers Report More Clinical Success with Non-Surgical Breast Enlargement

MD's Expect New 'Choice' for Some Women This Year



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Brava, LLC

    COCONUT GROVE, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical investigators in
 three U.S. cities today reported data on thirty more women who have succeeded
 in growing their own breasts by approximately one cup size (120cc) in ten
 weeks using a new medical system.  Led by Dr. Thomas J. Baker, former
 president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, investigating
 teams in Miami, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. using identical protocols,
 reported growth among all participating patients.  The team of investigators
 also reported significant increases in patient self-esteem.  This data
 confirms earlier findings published by Dr. Baker and other colleagues in the
 June, 2000 edition of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
     Dr. Baker said he expects the system will be made available to U.S.
 patients on a limited basis this year.  The system has met all the U.S. Food
 and Drug Administration's marketing requirements.
     Investigators, now in final stages of market testing, have data on
 approximately 200 women who have used the Brava(R) Breast Enhancement and
 Shaping System developed by Dr. Roger K. Khouri, a renowned plastic and
 reconstructive surgeon.  The Brava System uses a proven scientific principle
 to stimulate cell reproduction and long-term tissue growth.  The system
 includes two plastic domes, a sports bra and a SmartBox(TM) (microprocessor
 controlled device).
     It applies a safe, sustained and gentle pull to the breasts.  Women must
 wear the system ten hours a day for ten weeks to achieve long-term growth
 according to Drs. Baker and Khouri.  Physicians and nurses monitor their
 patients through a combination of regular office visits and a unique, secure
 on-line data collection system.
 
     More than 16 Million U.S. Women Want Larger Breasts;
     Less than One Percent Per Year Have Surgery
     According to the American Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, in
 2000, approximately 200,000 women underwent breast implant surgery.  Research
 conducted by Brava found that more than 16 million American women between the
 ages of 18 and 49 are dissatisfied with their breasts because they are too
 small.  Of these dissatisfied women, 80 percent indicated that they would be
 content with an increase of one-half to one-full cup size.  Drs. Khouri and
 Baker believe the Brava System will give many of these women and their
 physicians a new option to consider.
     "Brava helps a woman grow more breast tissue," said Dr. Khouri.  "When she
 has completed the protocol, she'll have more of her own breast tissue.  And
 that tissue will follow the contours of her own breasts and will be supported
 by her own vascular and neurological systems."
     Dr. Baker, who has been a leading plastic surgeon for more than 35 years,
 said he expects The Brava System to compliment surgical breast enlargement.
 "Brava provides modest growth.  I can see it appealing to a lot of women, but
 not to the women who want or must have a surgical option.  I expect Brava to
 bring many more women into their doctor's offices over the next few years."
 
     System will be Available Through Limited Number of MD's
     Long-term growth of natural breast tissue requires women to use the Brava
 Breast Enhancement and Shaping System under their physician's supervision
 and often with the help of a trained nursing staff.  The system requires
 proper fitting, regular check-ups and patient support systems.  Brava will
 only be available through physicians who have been trained by Brava, LLC.
     Most women wear the system in the evening while they sleep to comply with
 the ten-hour daily protocol.  Although it is comfortable to wear, some women,
 as is common in pregnancy, need a few days to adjust their sleeping position
 if they do not sleep on their back.  After only a few days of use, women will
 begin to see increased fullness to their breasts.
     Women who completed the initial trial were measured 18 months after they
 stopped wearing the system.  All experienced gradual and lasting breast tissue
 growth of about 100cc -- approximately one cup size.  Proportionate
 enlargement of both adipose (fat) and fibroglandular (breast) tissue, with no
 edema (swelling), was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
 
     Women Who Tried the Brava System ...
     "The growth with Brava was gradual.  It added fullness and in the last
 month, I also noticed lift."  (Mary, a 38-year-old clinical trial
 participant.)
     "After breastfeeding, I was a double 'A' and didn't completely fill that
 up.  With Brava, I quickly went to an 'A' cup and started filling up a 'B'
 cup.  It's such a nice, natural alternative."  (Kathy, another clinical trial
 participant.)
     For more information about the Brava System visit www.mybrava.com , or
 call 1-800-407-5304.
 
     Brava, LLC, a subsidiary of Bio-mecanica, Inc., has the exclusive rights
 on patents, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of the Brava System in
 the United States and Canada.  Brava, LLC is headquartered in Miami, Fla.
 
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    COCONUT GROVE, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical investigators in
 three U.S. cities today reported data on thirty more women who have succeeded
 in growing their own breasts by approximately one cup size (120cc) in ten
 weeks using a new medical system.  Led by Dr. Thomas J. Baker, former
 president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, investigating
 teams in Miami, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. using identical protocols,
 reported growth among all participating patients.  The team of investigators
 also reported significant increases in patient self-esteem.  This data
 confirms earlier findings published by Dr. Baker and other colleagues in the
 June, 2000 edition of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
     Dr. Baker said he expects the system will be made available to U.S.
 patients on a limited basis this year.  The system has met all the U.S. Food
 and Drug Administration's marketing requirements.
     Investigators, now in final stages of market testing, have data on
 approximately 200 women who have used the Brava(R) Breast Enhancement and
 Shaping System developed by Dr. Roger K. Khouri, a renowned plastic and
 reconstructive surgeon.  The Brava System uses a proven scientific principle
 to stimulate cell reproduction and long-term tissue growth.  The system
 includes two plastic domes, a sports bra and a SmartBox(TM) (microprocessor
 controlled device).
     It applies a safe, sustained and gentle pull to the breasts.  Women must
 wear the system ten hours a day for ten weeks to achieve long-term growth
 according to Drs. Baker and Khouri.  Physicians and nurses monitor their
 patients through a combination of regular office visits and a unique, secure
 on-line data collection system.
 
     More than 16 Million U.S. Women Want Larger Breasts;
     Less than One Percent Per Year Have Surgery
     According to the American Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, in
 2000, approximately 200,000 women underwent breast implant surgery.  Research
 conducted by Brava found that more than 16 million American women between the
 ages of 18 and 49 are dissatisfied with their breasts because they are too
 small.  Of these dissatisfied women, 80 percent indicated that they would be
 content with an increase of one-half to one-full cup size.  Drs. Khouri and
 Baker believe the Brava System will give many of these women and their
 physicians a new option to consider.
     "Brava helps a woman grow more breast tissue," said Dr. Khouri.  "When she
 has completed the protocol, she'll have more of her own breast tissue.  And
 that tissue will follow the contours of her own breasts and will be supported
 by her own vascular and neurological systems."
     Dr. Baker, who has been a leading plastic surgeon for more than 35 years,
 said he expects The Brava System to compliment surgical breast enlargement.
 "Brava provides modest growth.  I can see it appealing to a lot of women, but
 not to the women who want or must have a surgical option.  I expect Brava to
 bring many more women into their doctor's offices over the next few years."
 
     System will be Available Through Limited Number of MD's
     Long-term growth of natural breast tissue requires women to use the Brava
 Breast Enhancement and Shaping System under their physician's supervision
 and often with the help of a trained nursing staff.  The system requires
 proper fitting, regular check-ups and patient support systems.  Brava will
 only be available through physicians who have been trained by Brava, LLC.
     Most women wear the system in the evening while they sleep to comply with
 the ten-hour daily protocol.  Although it is comfortable to wear, some women,
 as is common in pregnancy, need a few days to adjust their sleeping position
 if they do not sleep on their back.  After only a few days of use, women will
 begin to see increased fullness to their breasts.
     Women who completed the initial trial were measured 18 months after they
 stopped wearing the system.  All experienced gradual and lasting breast tissue
 growth of about 100cc -- approximately one cup size.  Proportionate
 enlargement of both adipose (fat) and fibroglandular (breast) tissue, with no
 edema (swelling), was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
 
     Women Who Tried the Brava System ...
     "The growth with Brava was gradual.  It added fullness and in the last
 month, I also noticed lift."  (Mary, a 38-year-old clinical trial
 participant.)
     "After breastfeeding, I was a double 'A' and didn't completely fill that
 up.  With Brava, I quickly went to an 'A' cup and started filling up a 'B'
 cup.  It's such a nice, natural alternative."  (Kathy, another clinical trial
 participant.)
     For more information about the Brava System visit www.mybrava.com , or
 call 1-800-407-5304.
 
     Brava, LLC, a subsidiary of Bio-mecanica, Inc., has the exclusive rights
 on patents, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of the Brava System in
 the United States and Canada.  Brava, LLC is headquartered in Miami, Fla.
 
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