By Sacha Obaid
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, breast augmentation offers women an opportunity to boost their self-esteem and confidence by improving their body image. For those uncomfortable with traditional breast implant surgery, there is an alternative approach available: fat transfer.
Using fat tissue taken from other parts of the body, plastic surgeons can carefully sculpt large and shapely breasts, producing results that rival the most advanced implant-based augmentation techniques. Read below to learn more about the benefits of fat transfer breast enhancement.
No Surgical Incisions
Breast augmentation through fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that only uses syringes to harvest as well as inject fat. This means that fat transfer breast augmentation doesn’t result in significant incisions along the base of the breast or around the areola. Though the needles used for harvesting and injecting fat may cause some minimal damage to the skin, the overall impact of the procedure is minimal, producing little or no scarring.
A concern many prospective breast augmentation patients raise during consultation is the issue of having foreign materials placed in their bodies. Fat transfer methods eliminate this concern, as the breast-enhancing materials are made up of fat collected from your own body. This means there is little risk of allergic reaction or implant rejection. Additionally, because no foreign bodies are present, fat transfer has minimal impact on the effectiveness of mammograms.
Increased Control Over Breast Shape
Breast implant patients sometimes face the risk of changing breast shape as their implants age. With fat transfer, many of these risks are reduced or even completely eliminated, as the surgeon has precise control over the fat distribution during your augmentation procedure. Moreover, fat transfer increases breast symmetry and improves control over the breasts’ overall shape. Best of all, fat transfer procedures don’t require frequent revisions and touch-up procedures are generally fairly light.
Additional Body Contouring
In order to be a candidate for fat transfer, patients must have excess body fat, usually on the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. By transferring this excess fat to the breasts, the procedure not only enhances breast size and shape but also contours the areas from which the fat is harvested through a process like liposuction. In this way, a well-planned fat transfer to the breasts is really a two-for-one deal that results in a significant improvement in your overall appearance.