If you’ve always wanted larger breasts, but have been apprehensive about getting implants, natural breast augmentation is now possible. This process involves the use of your own fat to add volume to the breasts. But just how effective is it, and is a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure safer than breast implants. Let’s find out.
Fat transfer or fat grafting is a procedure now used in a range of cosmetic enhancement procedures including breast augmentation. The process involves harvesting fat from other regions of the body such as the abdomen and thighs, and then re-using it in the breasts to add volume.
Is fat transfer safer than implants?
Breast augmentation using the fat transfer procedure is widely considered a safer and more natural alternative, because it uses a patient’s own fat. In order to address safety, medical studies usually examine the number of adverse reactions to a procedure.
Studies done to date, relating to breast enhancement via fat transfer, indicate that there have been no severe complications to the procedure, and infections are rare. However, breast augmentation using silicone or saline implants remains a popular procedure.
How effective is it
The results can be variable as some of the fat is reabsorbed by the body, but modern fat transfer techniques ensure about 70-80% fat cell survival. The fat that survives will remain permanently.
Contact the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, for more information on breast augmentation with fat transfer (click here). Call us today at 844-551-9880 and schedule a consultation with Robert Langdon, MD to discuss your options. During consultation Dr. Langdon will review the risks and benefits of the procedure, and determine the best way to achieve the breast shape and size you desire.