Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed by surgeons.
There are numerous methods to perform this procedure. Some carry unintended side effects and additional risks of complications.
Fat transfer for breast augmentation exists as one of the types of breast augmentation surgeries that carries the lowest risk of complications. This makes it safe, effective and natural for augmenting breasts.
How Does Fat Transfer Work for Breast Augmentations?
Breast augmentations via fat transfer works by taking fat from one area of your body and transferring it to your breasts. These procedures are minimally invasive, leave less scarring than other procedures, and have a minimal impact on the breast.
The procedure itself is fairly simple. Fat is removed from your hips, abdomen or another fat-dense part of your body and then inserted in your breasts after an incision is made. The fat has to be inserted in an amount that does not create stretch marks or other unsightly effects for the best results.
Depending on the technique used, anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of the fat cells moved during this procedure can survive. Fat cells that survive for a lengthy time what produce long term results..
The Benefits of Fat Transfer Over Other Breast Augmentation Procedures
Fat transfer offers numerous advantages over other types of breast augmentation procedures. To better understand these advantages, let’s examine some of the risks associated with these procedures.
- Silicone breast augmentation carries the risk of rupture. These can lead to pulmonary emboli, organ perforation, and death.
- Implants that utilize artificial means may look fake or feel different than natural breasts would.
- Breast augmentation utilizing implants can harden, leak and deflate over time. This can lead to the need for multiple procedures to be performed down the road.
- Procedures requiring the use of implants carry recommendations that the implants should be replaced after every ten years. This is due to the risks associated with ruptured implants and the decrease in quality from these types of procedures.
The many benefits of fat transfer for breast augmentation stem from the nature of fat cells. They come from your body, which means that they retain maximum biocompatibility.
These benefits include:
- Minimal risk of any severe complications – Side effects like pulmonary emboli, heart attacks, strokes and organ rupture are virtually nonexistent with fat transfer breast augmentation.
- Long-Term Results – Most cosmetic specialists agree that fat cells transferred during these procedures survive for many years. It is worth noting that changes in diet or hormones can result in a decrease to the amount of fat in the breasts.
- Natural Results – Patients with breast augmentation via fat transfer often comment that their breasts retain a more natural look and feel. Some patients have even opted to replace their artificial augmentation with their own fat cells.
- No Hardening – Fat moved to the breasts does not harden over time like implants and other artificial augmentations might.
- No Capsule Formation – Capsule formation, which is a complication that can create dire side effects for patients receiving artificial implants, does not occur with fat transfer.
The Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center is dedicated to meeting the cosmetic needs of our patients. We have extensive experience with breast augmentation, liposuction, and other related procedures. To find out if fat transfer would be right for you or if you’re considering breast augmentation, contact us today to schedule a consultation.