Innovations are constantly reshaping the landscape of plastic surgery, one of which has quickly gained popularity in recent years– fat transfer to the breasts. Traditionally, breast augmentation has required implants, but fat transfer offers a natural, less invasive alternative. So, what exactly does this procedure entail, and why might someone opt for it?

What would the fat transfer do to the breast size and shape?

The fat transfer procedure involves two main steps: liposuction to harvest fat from donor areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks, and then an injection of the processed fat into the breasts. The breast size achieved through fat transfer can vary for each patient depending on the amount of available donor fat and the patient’s desired outcome.

Unlike the foreign materials utilized in implants, fat transfer provides a natural augmentation that combines with the existing breast tissue. Additionally, fat transfers allow for better sculpting and shaping, so patients who are seeking subtle enhancements or correction of asymmetry will likely see better results with fat transfer augmentation.

Is it healthier than implants to have a fat transfer to your breasts?

One of the most significant advantages of fat transfer to the breasts is the level of safety when compared to traditional implants. Since the procedure utilizes the patient’s fat cells, there is virtually no risk of allergic reactions or rejection.

Fat transfer also offers the benefit of body contouring since using liposuction for fat harvesting contours the body along with enhancing the breast shape. While implants may require periodic replacement due to wear and tear, properly integrated fat cells can provide lasting augmentation with minimal maintenance.

What percentage of breast patients have fat transfer to their breasts?

Although implants remain the most common choice for breast augmentation, fat transfer is steadily rising in popularity among patients seeking a more natural alternative. Recent research suggests that approximately 15% to 20% of breast augmentation patients opt for fat transfer procedures. Fat transfers continue to grow in popularity for many reasonsโ€”patients choose this procedure for its plethora of benefits, advanced and minimally invasive approach, and for more personalized or natural-looking results.

The decision between fat transfer and implants is a very personal one that depends on the patientโ€™s own goals, body type and shape, and the amount of fat available in donor sites. To understand if traditional augmentation or fat transfer is best suited to your goals, it is best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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Fat transfers to the breasts offer a safe, effective, and natural option for enhancing breast size and shape. With an ability to deliver personalized results while minimizing risks and complications, it’s no wonder why so many patients are choosing this procedure for more natural-looking results.

Are you considering breast augmentation through fat transfer? Schedule your consultation with the experienced team at Brandon Plastic Surgery, led by renowned surgeons Dr. Shienbaum and Dr. Gargya, and explore your options for enhanced confidence and beauty.