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Vacuum bra: give your bust line a boost
May 9, 2001 10:25 AM   Subscribe

Vacuum bra: give your bust line a boost "If you suffer from cleavage envy but are averse to scalpels and sacks of saline or silicone, there’s a new option: Hoover-ing your way to a bigger bust with a battery-powered wearable vacuum bra. Physicians are lining up for the chance to offer the Brava Breast Enhancement and Shaping System to their less-endowed female patients." (see also Brava, the creator of the device)
posted by timothompson (20 comments total)

 
Isn't this just a female version of the Penis Pump?
posted by spunkster at 10:44 AM on May 9, 2001


Wow! It certainly does suck!
(courtesy Wayne'sWorld)
posted by Hankins at 10:46 AM on May 9, 2001


Slow news day at MSNBC?
posted by quirked at 11:04 AM on May 9, 2001


Paul Harvey had this story last week.

Ergo, MetaFilter is now officially less cutting-edge than Paul Harvey. Wow.
posted by lileks at 11:43 AM on May 9, 2001


...and now you know.......................................................the rest of the story, good day!
posted by briank at 11:44 AM on May 9, 2001


Fascinating...
posted by Hackworth at 11:52 AM on May 9, 2001


hey, if it makes a woman feel better about herself, go for it.

wait.

paul harvey? mentioning women's undergarments?!?!

o_O

half his target audience must of had strokes.
posted by jcterminal at 11:57 AM on May 9, 2001


Check out the results at mybrava.... Kind of scary.
posted by mtstover at 12:03 PM on May 9, 2001


Please, what is "o_O"?

Also, I believe it's more like:

...and now you know.......................................................the rest of the story...............................................good............. day.! (with his name in there before good).
posted by ParisParamus at 12:05 PM on May 9, 2001


I want to see Ron Popeil do this in an informercial!
posted by ParisParamus at 12:06 PM on May 9, 2001


o_O = raised eyebrow, google-eyed, etc.
posted by Hackworth at 12:33 PM on May 9, 2001


At the radio station we used to have a collection of perfect Paul Harvey clips: "Gonads are no substitute for brains!" Or "so he picked up his bong and left.'' Etc. He could get three syllables out of bong, too.
posted by lileks at 12:33 PM on May 9, 2001


"Brava’s medical advisory board reads like a who’s who list of reputable plastic surgeons."

Does anyone else find the phrase "reputable plastic surgeons" humorous?
posted by dagnyscott at 12:51 PM on May 9, 2001


What about stretch marks? If I were a woman, I'd prefer a pair of attractive single A's to some stretched-out double AA's. (Come to think of it, even as a man, I prefer the former to the latter.)

Side note: I have to chuckle sadly at this picture. It's okay to promote the attachment of machines to deform your body, but go forbid they show us an unobscured nipple.
posted by jpoulos at 12:58 PM on May 9, 2001


I hope I'm not the only one to weigh in on one aspect of this breast enhancement movement. From my point of view, I wish women would not waste their time and resources with this type of stuff. I don't think men are so locked into the playboy imagery that they feel like every women should be similarly endowed. I have heard of men who encouraged their partners to get breast implants, and I consider that to be incredibly insensitive and selfish. I would much rather be with a woman who has small breasts than one artifically endowed. Give me the real ones or none at all! Am I the only one who thinks this way. I know women are under lots of pressure to conform to certain body types. I think it's up to us men to put them at ease on this score, free them from the Mad Ave crowd.
posted by SteveS at 2:41 PM on May 9, 2001


I don't think men are so locked into the playboy imagery that they feel like every women should be similarly endowed.

The thing is, Steve, that most women aren't getting implants to please us (men). It's about how they view themselves. I'm not sure what's worse, mutilating yourself to please someone else, or doing it because you don't like your body the way it is.

Women of MeFi: thoughts?
posted by jpoulos at 3:12 PM on May 9, 2001


hackworth: And there was I thinking it was meant to picture a woman who had used this device on only one breast...
posted by fvw at 3:36 PM on May 9, 2001


o_O = 'your mother just ate my dog!'
posted by jcterminal at 4:42 PM on May 9, 2001


Women of MeFi: thoughts?

All I really want to know is, does that thigh-reducing cream work on breasts too? ;-)

Jen
posted by NsJen at 5:52 PM on May 9, 2001


jpoulos: If I were a woman, I'd prefer a pair of attractive single A's to some stretched-out double AA's.

ironically, AA is smaller than A. though DD is bigger than D.

go figure.

rcb
posted by rebeccablood at 7:16 PM on May 11, 2001


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