People familiar with plastic surgery procedures like a facelift or breast augmentation know that there’s always a fear of looking artificial or “worked-on”. In addition, although augmentation using implants has remained the most popular cosmetic procedure worldwide, an increasing number of people are wary of inserting foreign objects into their breasts for years at a time.
These factors, among others, are driving some people to a different kind of breast augmentation, one that uses a patient’s own fat to add a minimal amount of volume to breast tissue without implants. Let’s find out more about why fat transfer breast augmentation is on the rise.
Natural Breast Enhancement
Fat transfer breast augmentation begins not with silicone or saline implants, but rather with liposuction. During a fat transfer procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Colony uses liposuction to remove excess fat from one area of the body, usually the stomach or hips, that is processed and purified to be safe for re-insertion. Then, using a series of precise injections, this fat is used to provide subtle breast augmentation results.
Another benefit of fat transfer is that the results are permanent. Once the fat has been injected into breast tissue, the body may absorb up to half the volume, leaving between 50% and 70% of the fat intact. This means the final results are less dramatic than when using implants.
Finally, one of the main concerns of patients who undergo traditional breast augmentation is how visible the scar from the surgery may be. With fat transfer, the scarring is limited. Dr. Colony uses a thin cannula and a tiny incision to inject the fat into the breasts. There will also be minimal, concealable scarring from the liposuction sites used for harvesting, which will be concealable and fade with time.
Since breast augmentation with fat transfer uses liposuction to harvest body fat for re-injection, this procedure has a double effect by not only enhancing breast size, but also reducing stubborn body fat located elsewhere on the body. This fat usually comes from the stomach, hips, or thighs, which can help create a more harmonious body contour at the same time as enhancing the size of the breasts.
Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer in Lansing, MI
Interested in a new, natural way to enhance the breasts and provide a pleasing body contour? Fat transfer may be the right procedure for you. To learn more about this significant plastic surgery procedure, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Colony by calling 517-333-4960 or by contacting us online today!