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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. But not every woman wants breast implants. Breast augmentation with fat transfer is an attractive option for patients who want a natural procedure with a subtle increase in size.
If you are thinking about San Antonio breast augmentation with fat transfer, below is detailed information about the procedure.
Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer Procedure
First, your plastic surgeon will choose a donor site to remove the fat. The most common donor sites for this procedure are the abdomen, sides, and outer and inner thighs.
Then the fat is processed and cleaned, the surgeon slowly injects the fat into the breasts. The transferred fat blends into the breast fat, increasing slightly. This procedure is ideal for patients who want to increase by about one cup size.
Benefits Of Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer
Breast augmentation with implants is the most popular way women increase the size of their chests. But fat transfer is growing in popularity. Benefits include:
More women want all-natural breast enhancement, and they get that with fat transfer. The fat is from your body, so you don’t need to worry about complications with implants.
There were some breast augmentation side effects like silicone breast implants could rupture and cause health problems in women in the past. While those concerns may have been exaggerated, there is still a risk that a saline or silicone implant could rupture.
You will need revision surgery if that happens, which means more weeks of recovery and downtime.
Fat transfer also feels more natural than implants, vital to many patients.
Avoid Common Implant Issues
Most women have a good experience with breast implants, but problems occur. The most common is capsular contracture, where the scar capsule around the implant contracts. This makes the breast look asymmetrical.
If this happens, the implant must be removed and replaced. But with fat transfer, you never have this concern.
You also don’t need to worry about changing the implants eventually. The average lifespan of breast implants is 10 to 20 years.
Many women who want breast augmentation are leery of scarring. However, no matter how skilled your plastic surgeon is, there will be noticeable scarring with breast implants. The incisions are usually below the breast crease so they are hard to see, but they are there.
But with fat transfer, the incisions are small and difficult to see. After you recover, the scars are almost invisible.
Eliminate Stubborn Fat
Do you have fat on your belly that you wish you could get rid of with diet and exercise? Another benefit of fat transfer is you can get rid of that fat and have breast augmentation at the same time.
Many patients like the idea of having San Antonio liposuction and breast augmentation simultaneously. And if you want, consider having other procedures, too, such as a Brazilian butt lift or San Antonio tummy tuck.
Subtle Increase In Size
Many women want breast augmentation, but not everyone wants to increase by two or three cup sizes. Some women don’t want to have overly large breasts; they can make exercising more challenging.
Also, women in professional positions may be leery of having large breasts because they may not be taken as seriously in the workplace. Fat transfer gives the woman a way to enjoy a slight size increase without undue attention.
Better Control Over Breast Size
Fat transfer involves the careful injection of natural fat into the breasts. This gives the surgeon the most control possible over the size and shape of your breasts. In addition, fat transfer breast augmentation can be customized to your anatomy to give you the best results.
There are many sizes of breast implants, but the surgeon has less control over the final product with them than fat transfer.
Recovery from Breast augmentation is longer with implants. This is because there are longer incisions, and more trauma is done to the surgical site than with fat transfer. However, you shouldn’t have as much discomfort after this procedure compared with breast implants.
Most patients can manage the pain with over-the-counter drugs. But remember that the fat transfer procedure involves small incisions under the breasts and at the donor site.
You will have some swelling at both sites after the procedure, but most patients only need about a week or from their job to recover.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is an excellent way to increase a modest size naturally. Talk to your plastic surgeon today to determine if this procedure is a good choice for you.
Request a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer Consultation
Interested in breast augmentation with fat transfer in San Antonio? Dr. Scott J Farber or Dr. Amita Shah of Hill Country Plastic Surgery can help. They will consult with you about your desire for breast augmentation with fat transfer.
Also, they’ll go over the options, goals, and more to determine if breast augmentation is a good fit for your needs and goals.
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer. (n.d.). Accessed at https://www.upmc.com/services/plastic-surgery/services/regenerative-cell-and-tissue-therapies/fat-grafting-treatments/breast-augmentation