Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure that uses fat harvested from another area of the body to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. An alternative to breast augmentation with implants, fat transfer breast enhancement produces subtle results that look and feel like natural breast tissue.
As with any breast surgery, fat transfer breast augmentation offers remarkable results for some, but is not ideal for all. Considering the pros and cons of the procedure – and discussing your options with our board-certified plastic surgeon – can help ensure you make the best decision for your body.
The Benefits and Limitations of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
One of the most significant benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation is dual sculpting. The fat for this procedure is harvested from another area of the body, allowing that part to be sculpted and toned. Common donor areas include the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
Because fat transfer uses your own fat instead of an implant, results look and feel natural. In addition, the procedure is less invasive than implant placement, and implant-related complications are eliminated. All of these things combine to make fat transfer breast augmentation an excellent fit for some women.
On the other hand, the results from fat transfer breast augmentation are not as predictable. The body will reabsorb some of the fat after it has been transferred, which will alter the initial results. In addition, breast implants come in various shapes and can be filled to any size, making them better for more significant increases. Implants are also less influenced by weight fluctuations and the aging process, and may be more likely to produce longer-lasting results.
Composite Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer vs. breast implants isn’t actually an either/or. Composite breast augmentation uses implants and fat transfer to produce fuller and more natural-looking results. This option provides a cushion of natural fat over the implant to help ensure breasts look and feel "real" and is also a great way to enhance cleavage.
Dr. Ben Brown is pleased to offer composite options, fat augmentation, and traditional breast augmentation techniques. The best way to learn which option will help you reach your goals is through a one-on-one consultation at our Gulf Breeze office.