What is the BRAVA® System?
The BRAVA® Breast Enhancement and Shaping System is the only clinically proven option to increase and lift the breasts without having to undergo surgery. The BRAVA System is safe and effective. It works by placing a gentle amount of tension (pull) to the breasts and when this tension is sustained, the body produces more of your own breast tissue.
The System consists of two semi-rigid domes with specially engineered silicone gel rims, and a self-regulating microprocessor that creates and regulates the tension within the domes. The System is held in place by a sports-bra. In clinical trials, women who wore the system for a minimum of 10 hours a day for 10-weeks (*see What Results Can You Expect for more information) experienced both a lift and an increase of approximately one-cup size of their own breast tissue.
This painless process uses the body's natural mechanism for growth and healing to grow your breasts. In medicine, it is a known fact that when tissue is placed under sustained tension it will grow. This principal is known as "tissue expansion" and has been used for over 30 years by physicians in various reconstructive procedures. The BRAVA System is an external tissue expander.
The System was designed to offer women a new option for breast enlargement other than surgery. The System was developed and tested by doctors. Now, many highly respected physicians across the U.S. offer the System in their offices to their patients.
New Use of a Proven Medical Concept
Tissue Expansion techniques are used to generate new tissue in procedures such as, limb lengthening, wound healing and breast reconstructions. The BRAVA System works in the same way as these procedures, but is an external system that you put on and take off daily. The System applies a gentle three-dimensional pull, which places the breast tissue under tension. This very gentle, sustained tension causes the cells to respond by replicating, this process continues until the cells return to their resting state (without tension) and the resulting gap is filled. This is the natural mechanism of how our bodies heal. For instance, when we cut ourselves the area becomes taut, the cells are now under tension, and they replicate until the cut is filled in and finally healed. With BRAVA, the outcome of the treatment period is new breast tissue, and therefore larger, fuller breasts result.
Developed by Doctors and Permitted for Sale by the FDA
The BRAVA System was created by doctors who wanted to provide women with a safe and effective alternative to breast augmentation. It then underwent rigorous testing and clinical trials, which amounted to almost a decade of research and development. Consequently, in 1999, the BRAVA SYSTEM was submitted to the FDA for review as a 510(k) Medical Device. Upon review, the FDA has permitted the BRAVA SYSTEM to be sold as a medical device. BRAVA is now available through authorized Brava doctors or directly from BRAVA, LLC in the United States. The System, now available in several foreign countries, has been awarded numerous U.S. and corresponding foreign patents.1
1US patents issued: 5,536,233; 5,662,583; 5,676,634; 5,695,445; 5,701,917; 6,083,912; 6,478,656; 6,500,112 with corresponding foreign patents.
The Clinical Results
Between 1998 and 2001, approximately 200 women between the ages of 18 and 50 years of age participated in clinical and marketing product trials. Results of these studies show that women, who consistently wore the BRAVA System for a minimum 10 hours a day for at least a 10-week period, grew an average of 100 cc in breast volume, which is approximately one-cup size. After more than 2 years since completing treatment, several clinical participants were measured and found to have maintained the increase in breast tissue as measured at the end of the clinical trials.
Participants were satisfied with their results and felt that their breasts were lifted and enlarged. MRIs were performed and revealed that there was no significant breast edema, abnormal breast tissue post-treatment or other signs of disease. In addition, there were also no serious adverse events or serious dermatological reactions attributed to the use of the device. Some reported skin irritations.
To view results of women who completed and complied with treatment in the clinical trials click here:
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