Breast augmentation procedures are traditionally performed with breast implants, but the fat transfer technique provides patients with a less-invasive alternative that produces more subtle, and more natural, results. Below, we’ll explain what you need to know about the fat transfer breast augmentation procedure and what might make it a good option for you.
What is a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation uses fat from other areas of the body to enhance the breast size and shape. This offers an excellent alternative to breast implants, as it gives patients the ability to augment the breasts with their natural body fat. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, Drs. Austin and Isaacson use the Beautifill® fat transfer treatment for breast augmentation. This treatment allows us to safely and effectively harvest fat from areas like the abdomen, hips, flanks and thighs with extremely high fat cell viability. Once collected, the fat will be injected into the breasts to add natural volume.
Why Choose Fat Transfer Over Breast Implants?
When considering whether a fat transfer breast augmentation is right for you, you need to weigh the differences between it and a traditional breast augmentation with breast implants. As stated above, the key difference is that a fat transfer uses your own natural fat to augment the breasts, while a traditional breast augmentation uses artificial breast implants to do so.
By using the body’s natural fat for a fat transfer, patients can expect more natural results. While breast implant technology has come a long way, a fat transfer is the only way to guarantee that your results look and feel completely natural. Similarly, since the fat comes from your own body, there is an incredibly low risk of complications from the procedure. On the other hand, breast implants bring the risk of ruptures, capsular contracture and other complications that are inherent to having breast implants in the body.
You also must consider the types of results that are possible with each treatment. By using your own body fat, you will be somewhat limited by the amount you are able to increase breast size. For this reason, a fat transfer is often recommended for patients who prefer more subtle changes to the breasts. With breast implants, however, you will have more flexibility in the shape and size of breasts you can achieve. This might make implants a better option for patients who would like to achieve more extensive results.
Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
If you are seeking to enhance the shape or size of the breasts without traditional breast augmentation surgery, the fat transfer breast augmentation may be a good option. After all, it offers reduced downtime, less scarring and more natural results. To determine if the fat transfer method is right for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Drs. Austin and Isaacson at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery.