Many women want to have larger breasts but aren’t interested in breast implants. Some may have safety concerns, while others want a subtle size increase. That’s where fat grafting breast augmentation enters the picture.
Fat grafting breast augmentation uses your fat rather than implants to boost your cup size. Instead, the plastic surgeon uses liposuction on a body part with extra fat injected into the breasts.
This type of breast augmentation is natural and provides a discreet size increase that many patients prefer. This method is becoming more popular as some women no longer want it to be evident that they had ‘work done’ on their chests.
Women often want the improvements to be subtle for various personal and professional reasons. For example, a successful businesswoman may wish to improve her figure, but breast implants might be too noticeable for her tastes.
This procedure also lets you sculpt a problem area by removing fat transferred into the breasts.
If you’re interested in breast augmentation with fat grafting, below is essential information to consider.
What Are The Benefits Of Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation?
Fat grafting breast augmentation is getting more popular because of its many benefits:
Many women are reluctant to put implants in their bodies. There are legitimate concerns about side effects and complications from breast implants.
Fat transfer breast augmentation provides a subtle bump in size without breast implants. And because the fat is part of you, the breasts will look and feel natural.
How often do you get to have two plastic surgeries at once? This procedure lets you remove fat from a problem area and inject it into your breasts.
For example, you may be bothered by fat on your abdomen. Your surgeon can remove some of that fat and carefully inject it into your chest for natural-looking results.
You also can opt for other procedures during breast augmentation, including a chin liposuction, liposuction, labiaplasty, tummy tuck or Brazilian butt lift.
Your surgeon injects the fat into the breasts through tiny incisions that will be almost invisible when they heal. You’d have to look very carefully to see the incisions after several months pass.
On the other hand, breast implants leave noticeable scars. They are usually in the breast crease and hard to see, though.
Fat grafting has few risks because it’s less invasive than implants and involves your natural tissue.
Fat Grafting Breast augmentation risks, including rupture, infection, bleeding, and more. They also may need replacing after 10 or 20 years.
Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation Procedure
Before having this procedure, your plastic surgeon will meet with you to discuss it and view results from previous cases.
Next, your plastic surgeon will examine your breasts, and an associate will take photographs. The photos are used to create a plan for fat transfer breast augmentation. The plan includes details about how you want your chest to look while also enhancing your shape by removing fat from a problem zone.
Your plastic surgeon will begin the procedure using this plan by putting you under general or local anesthesia. If you have one area that has enough fat, they may only suction tissue from that area.
But some women may need fat removed from more than one site, including:
- Outer or inner thighs
Your surgeon will use a cannula to remove the fat. After it’s removed, the surgical team will use a centrifuge to clean and refine the fat by taking out water, blood, and oil. Then, the surgeon uses the refined fat by carefully injecting it into your breasts.
The surgeon puts small amounts of fat in the breasts, often using hundreds or thousands of motions in the breast tissue to provide optimal results. Then, the surgeon massages the breasts gently, placing the fat evenly for a uniform appearance.
Ideal Candidates For Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation with fat grafting is ideal for a woman who wants a natural approach to breast augmentation. Ideal candidates for this procedure usually have breasts with these features:
- Smaller size
- Asymmetrical shape, with one larger than the other
- Loss of shape or volume from weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
- Reduced breast size or volume from aging
Good candidates for this procedure need to have enough fat on other body parts, so there’s enough tissue to transfer. Women who are very thin and don’t have extra fat to harvest may need traditional breast augmentation and a breast lift.
You also should be in good health and not smoke. You need to quit several weeks before the procedure if you smoke because it can affect the healing process.
Women who have this procedure can expect to increase as much as one breast cup size. However, most patients are delighted with the natural-looking results, and the procedure is essentially permanent.
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