If you have been considering breast augmentation, you will be pleased to know that according to a recent study and announcement from a group of prominent doctors, natural fat transfer augmentation is a very safe procedure—even for women who are nursing. Additionally, this type of augmentation preserves all other natural functions of the breast.
Breast augmentation via fat transfer is very safe, as there are no foreign objects, materials, or substances used during the procedure. Additionally, fat transfer procedures have minimal scarring issues, as a very small incision is used. Alternatively, implant surgery can often leave larger, more unsightly scars.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a relatively quick and very safe procedure. First, fat is harvested from a body area that has excess fat, often the abdomen, tummy, or thighs. This is done using a gentle liposuction technique, most often a water-assisted technique that loosens the fat using water jet streams. A secondary benefit of fat transfer breast augmentation is the contouring it provides to the harvest site!
The harvested fat is then processed using a centrifuge to separate the healthy fat cells from the surrounding cells and tissue. Finally, these processed fat cells are injected into the breasts. The injections are made in varying areas and depths to produce a very natural look and feel.
Fat transfer uses a patient’s own body tissues, therefore forgoing any need for artificial implants or substances. This means there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Other benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation are:
Says Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director at Laser Lipo and Vein Center, “Many women today are moving away from silicone and other such implants due to the negative publicity that has come to the forefront.”
Dr. Wright also commented on the patient safety provided by fat transfer procedures. “Because we put the safety of our patients front and center, I find this procedure to be one of the best out there. While it is quick — taking just a few hours — the fact that it is safe is the main factor.”
If you are interested in learning more about fat transfer breast augmentation, please call us to schedule a complimentary consultation.