Breast augmentation has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around the world, so it should come as no surprise that there are more augmentation choices now than ever before. Saline and silicone breast implants are available in a wide variety of shapes and styles, but breast augmentation using fat transfer may also be an option for some women. Can your own fat cells really provide a viable alternative to traditional implants?
The Best Candidates for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation offers an alternative for women who want larger breasts, but aren’t interested in getting breast implants. However, while the results can be beautiful,* not everyone is a candidate for this type of breast augmentation. Because a certain amount of fat is needed for a successful transfer, women who are very thin may not have enough excess fat to transfer to the breasts.
A Modest Size Increase
Fat transfer breast augmentation uses liposuction to remove fat from the stomach, hips or other problem spots on the body, which is then relocated to the breasts. The size increase with fat transfer breast augmentation tends to be modest, averaging at around one cup larger.* Because only a portion of the fat that is transferred to the breasts will survive, it can be difficult to say exactly how much larger your final results will be.
Enhance Your Results from Breast Implants
While the final outcome of breast augmentation using implants is easier to predict,* fat transfer breast augmentation is proving an increasingly popular alternative. Results look and feel natural,* and there are no implants to worry about replacing down the road. In coming years, it’s likely that more and more women may turn toward fat transfer as a way to boost their breast size.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.