Whether to enhance one’s natural assets, to correct asymmetrical breasts or to improve upon previous breast augmentation results, there is a range of reasons why breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. And for women who are interested in increasing their breast size without using implants, a fat transfer breast augmentation offers another option with a few specific benefits.*
Leave No Trace of Surgery
Fat transfer breast augmentation uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat from various areas of the body. Common areas to harvest fat from include the abdomen, flanks, hips or thighs. This fat is then transferred into the breasts via injection.
With implant-based breast augmentation, some scarring is to be expected, as incisions are necessary for implant placement. Fat transfer breast enlargement requires no incisions, and instead only tiny poke marks on the breasts that heal relatively quickly.* The liposuction incisions are approximately one centimeter or less and usually fade to near invisibility.* opens in a new windowChoosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in fat transfer breast augmentation is an important first step.
No Implants, No Worries
Many women would like to enhance their breast size but have misgivings about implants. Both saline and silicone implants can be safe and effective, but they can wrinkle or ripple or require maintenance. Implants may develop capsular contracture or need to be replaced. Routine MRIs are recommended to monitor silicone implants. With a fat transfer breast augmentation, there’s no upkeep recommended or required.*
Natural Look and Feel*
Because fat transfer augmentation involves simply relocating fat from one part of your body to another, there are no concerns about palpable breast implants. For women who are interested in an authentic look and a modest increase in breast size, fat transfer breast augmentation may be a welcome alternative to breast implants.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.