There are many reasons that individuals seek breast augmentation. Whether you were born with smaller breasts or have lost breast volume with age or after pregnancy, if having fuller breasts will make you feel more confident, it is worthwhile exploring. One of the options for surgical breast enhancement is natural breast augmentation with fat transfer, which is also one of our specialties at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery.
What Is Natural Breast Augmentation?
Unlike breast augmentation surgery that uses silicone or saline implants, natural augmentation surgery adds volume to breasts with fat removed from the patient’s body. Liposuction is performed to remove fat, then it is filtered and sterilized before it is transferred to the breast area. The fat is injected into the breast tissue and specialized techniques are used to ensure it is properly absorbed and distributed for a balanced, natural appearance.
Natural breast augmentation with fat transfer can increase the breasts up to one cup size. Not all fat that is transferred will survive – it is normal to lose some volume in the months after the surgery. However, many patients love their new, fuller breasts and have more confidence in their appearance.
Advantages of Natural Breast Augmentation Surgery
For many people, breast implants are not desirable. While they are a safe and effective option to increase breast size, especially for those who want to increase their breasts by more than one cup size, the procedure is not for everyone. Natural breast augmentation with fat transfer can provide many other benefits that breast implants cannot, including the following:
- Natural look and feel. Breast implants have come a long way in mimicking natural breast tissue, but they cannot compare to the look and feel of natural fat. For those that want a natural appearance, fat transfer is the best option.
- Reduce other areas of the body. If you have abdomen, arm, or thigh fat you want to be removed and larger breasts, you can accomplish both with natural breast augmentation with fat transfer. This is a great opportunity to reshape your body and remove diet-resistant fat that you have had trouble losing.
- Lower risk of complications. Breast implants are very safe, but there can be rare complications such as capsular contracture. Fat transfer has fewer risks since the added volume is derived from the patient’s own fat, not a foreign object like implants.
- No breast incisions or visible scars. Natural breast augmentation is performed with injections, not incisions. While the scars from breast implant augmentation can be well hidden, there are no incision scars on the breasts to hide for fat transfer procedures.
If you are looking for a natural-appearing way to increase the size of your breasts, fat transfer may be the right option for you. To learn more about natural breast augmentation with fat transfer, contact our team at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. We can schedule your personal consultation with Dr. John Anastasatos to discuss your procedure.