Fat transfer breast enlargement (also referred to as autologous breast augmentation) is an excellent alternative to breast implants. Qualified women are usually those who desire a modest increase in breast size, do not like implants, and have enough stores of excess fat in other parts of their body. During fat transfer breast enlargement, plastic surgeons harvest fat from donor areas (e.g. the thighs, abdomen, and hips) through the process of liposuction. This fat is then purified before being carefully injected into the breasts to achieve the desired size increase.
If you have considered having autologous breast enlargement instead of implant breast surgery, this post highlights the advantages of this technique.
Some of the unique advantages of autologous breast augmentation include the following.
1. Less invasive procedure
This is usually a less invasive procedure compared to breast implant surgery. Plastic surgeons use incisions (which requires just a few tiny incisions) to extract fat from the donor area. Once purified, this fat is then injected into the breasts using a small needle. There is no need for large incisions. For this reason, patients are able to recover much faster after breast augmentation with fat grafting.
2. Reduced body fat
One of the best advantages of fat transfer breast augmentation is that fat is removed from areas where it is in excess such as the abdomen or hips. This means that these areas naturally benefit from less fat and the resulting improved contouring. Just as you get to enjoy your bigger breasts, you’ll feel better about this added toning in these other areas.
3. Fewer risks
Fat grafting breast augmentation has fewer risks compared to implant breast surgery. It is thus a popular choice for women who are looking to avoid typical implant complications such as capsular contracture, rippling, leakage, malposition, and more.
4. Permanent results
Unlike breast implants which have a typical shelf life of 10 – 15 years, natural breast augmentation is a permanent procedure. Keep in mind though that the size of your breasts will change with the rest of your body (for instance, if you lose or gain weight).
5. Natural breast look and feel
Since fat tissue from the patient’s own body is used (as opposed to artificial prosthetics), natural fat transfer results in breasts that look and feel more natural.
Wondering whether you are the right candidate for natural breast augmentation? Get in touch with Dr. Ruston’s office or schedule a one-on-one consultation visit at our Baton Rouge practice.