Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation: A Natural-Looking Breast Enhancement Option

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Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for decades. Many women opt for this surgery to increase the size of their breasts, improve their shape, and boost their confidence.

Traditional breast augmentation uses silicone or saline implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. However, another breast enhancement option has emerged: fat transfer breast augmentation.

This blog post will discuss what fat transfer breast augmentation is, how it differs from traditional breast augmentation surgery, and why it’s becoming increasingly popular.

What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation, sometimes known as natural breast augmentation, transfers fat from another part of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, to the breasts to enhance their size and shape. This procedure is typically best suited to women seeking a moderate increase in breast size or those who don’t want breast implants.

Fat transfer breast augmentation involves several steps. First, fat is removed from another area of the body using liposuction. The fat cells then undergo a purification process. Finally, the purified fat is injected into the breasts to increase their volume and improve their shape.

Some transferred fat cells do not survive the process, so multiple fat transfer procedures may be necessary to achieve your desired results.

Fat Transfer vs. Breast Implants: How Do They Differ?

The primary difference between fat transfer breast augmentation and traditional breast augmentation surgery is the use of implants. In traditional breast augmentation surgery, silicone or saline implants are inserted into the breasts to enhance their size and shape. Fat transfer breast augmentation, however, uses the patient’s own fat to augment the breasts.

Another difference between the two procedures is the extent to which the size of the breasts can be increased. Traditional breast augmentation can significantly increase breast size, while fat transfer breast augmentation is suitable for a more moderate increase in breast size.

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Why Choose Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is becoming increasingly popular among women looking for a natural-looking breast enhancement option. Since the procedure uses the patient’s own fat instead of implants, the breasts continue to look, feel, and move like natural breasts—just subtly enhanced.

An advantage of fat transfer breast augmentation over traditional breast augmentation is that the need to replace breast implants at the end of their lifespan is eliminated. Silicone or saline implants are medical devices with a limited lifespan, typically ranging from 10 to 15 years, and they eventually need to be removed or replaced. Fat transfer breast augmentation uses the patient’s natural fat cells, which are permanent.

Not only does fat transfer breast augmentation enhance the size and shape of the breasts, but the process also removes unwanted fat from other areas of the body. This makes it an ideal option for women who want to improve the appearance of their breasts while also reducing stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, hips, or thighs.

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If you’re considering fat transfer for natural-looking breast augmentation and would like to speak to an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, call my office today at (916) 929-1833 or to request a consultation.

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