Breast augmentation has for many years been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. This technique usually employs the use of artificial implants to achieve the desired outcome. An increasingly popular alternative to breast enlargement surgery with implants is referred to as natural fat transfer. This procedure entails removal of excess fat from other parts of the patient’s body then using it to increase breast size. A combination of this fat grafting with breast lift surgery can particularly make a lot of sense for women who have deflated and sagging breasts.
Breast lift procedure
A breast lift is a procedure that aims to improve the perkiness of otherwise drooping breasts. This cosmetic surgery can help women reverse the effects of motherhood, gravity, and aging on the breasts. Plastic surgeons perform this procedure by tightening the skin around the breast pocket and often also repositioning the nipple. This leaves the breasts looking uplifted to reveal a more youthful look.
Adding fat grafting to a breast lift
Adding fat grafting to a breast lift can contribute to an excellent aesthetic outcome. Plastic surgeons perform liposuction on selected donor areas such as the thighs, abdomen, and flanks to harvest excess fat. This fat is then purified to ensure it is safe before it is meticulously injected into the breasts. Performed by a seasoned plastic surgeon, this procedure ensures that the lifted breasts also have added volume that can correct deflation.
Breast lift with fat transfer is an excellent procedure combination for women who are looking to lift their breasts while also adding size. This method eliminates the use of implants that can result in complications such as capsular contracture and malpositioning. Women who have this procedure combo also benefit from bonus contouring in the donor areas (where excess fat is harvested). If you’d like to learn whether you are a good candidate for breast lift with fat transfer, schedule a consultation visit to Dr. Ruston’s Baton Rouge office.