Many women worry about their small breast size, and this can have damaging effects on their self-confidence and their social lives. Breasts can be enlarged with the help of cosmetic surgery.
There are numerous ways to augment the breasts. The most popular, placement of breast implants, is a popular choice. However, many patients prefer a more natural and less invasive approach that does not involve the placement of prosthetics. For these patients, fat-grafting breast augmentation may be recommended.
Fat grafting, or fat transfer, is the movement of excess fat from one part of the body to another. Harvesting of this fat is usually done by gentle liposuction. The fat is then processed. Injection of the fat is performed in the area that requires enhancement.
Advantages of Fat-Grafting Breast Enlargement
A fat transfer allows you to increase your breast size with a less-invasive procedure than a breast augmentation with implants. The look and feel of your breasts after the treatment is quite natural, and the procedure is suitable for women who desire minor enhancements in the size of their breasts.
Since this method uses your own body fat as a filler, it is considered to be the safest and most natural type of breast enlargement. There is no chance of your body rejecting the transferred fat and causing an allergic reaction.
The results of this breast-enlargement method are permanent and safe. This treatment does not demand any maintenance, unlike breast implants, which typically need to be replaced after 10 years. The risk of rippling associated with implants is not a concern with fat grafting.
The procedure offers the bonus of body contouring through the removal of unwanted fat from other parts of the body.
The Procedure and What to Expect
The fat-transfer process involves two procedures performed on the same day. The first procedure is the removal of unwanted fat from other body parts like the thighs, belly, or buttocks. This is done under anesthesia and using special liposuction methods so that the fat cells extracted are not destroyed during the process. It is important to have healthy living fat cells for the treatment.
The second procedure is injection of this fat into the breasts. Before injecting, the fat cells are separated from other unwanted fluids like water, oils, and blood to leave pure fat. After processing, hundreds of tiny fat droplets are carefully injected into the breasts using a cannula.
After undergoing the treatment, it is advisable to be cautious with the breasts and the areas where the fat was harvested from. Vigorous physical activity should be avoided for at least four weeks. It is also best not to lie on your stomach when sleeping for about two to three weeks.
The First Step to Getting Larger Breasts
Doctors Matthew Romans and Jeremy Silk are two board-certified plastic surgeons with years of experience and numerous satisfied patients. To set up a consultation, contact our office and arrange an appointment. At this consultation, you will learn more about the procedure and can view before-and-after photos.