A prominent British plastic surgeon has been threatened with a libel action by the manufacturer of a cosmetic cream because she publicly questioned, in a newspaper article, whether it worked as the company claimed.
Rodial Limited claims that its £125 Boob Job cream can increase a woman’s breast size, if applied regularly, by up to 8.4%. According to the company’s website, Boob Job works “with your natural fat cells. As the fat cells move around the body after eating, boob job ‘blocks’ the fat into the area where the product has been applied, so the bust and décolleté areas. You will see a gradual increase in cup size within 56 days as well as gaining an instant lifting and firming effect.”
Dalia Nield of The London Clinic was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying it was “highly unlikely” that the Boob Job cream could do what it claimed. She said that the company had not provided details of the tests carried out on the cream and that if its claims on moving fat cells were true, then the product could be dangerous.
I agree that there is no good evidence that these creams do much of anything. Now these jerks can threaten me too. Even if they did 8.4% of nothing is pretty much…well nothing.
John Di Saia MD