Many women looking into breast augmentation today are considering all of their options. The goal of the elective surgery is to provide an increase breast size but also to look as natural as possible. The silicone and saline options that have been available for years are now competing with the newest technique that provides the most natural look because it uses a natural substance. Not only is it natural, but also the solutions come from your own body!
Fat transfer surgeries are becoming increasingly popular because it is a natural alternative to implants that are usually made of non-organic compounds that can cause health problems in the body when they age. Fat transfer breast augmentation uses fatty deposits from other areas of your body and over the course of a few session is injected into your chest until the desired cup size has been achieved.
The first step is to identify an area of the body where fatty deposits can be sourced to serve as an augmentative solution for your surgery. This first step is called harvesting. For many women this can include the abdominal area, upper thighs, or the buttocks. Many women also pair fat transfer surgery with liposuction, a procedure that removes a large portion of stubborn fatty deposits, some of which will be used for breast augmentation. Otherwise, one would work with their doctor to identify the best source location to transfer to your chest.
The second step is the injection. Fatty deposits are injected into your breasts over the course of several appointments. Unlike a traditional breast augmentation, fat transfer surgeries are a lot less invasive so recovery time is minimal at most. Because you’re not transferring the full amount of fat at once, your body has a chance to accept the transfer a little bit at a time. A special corset is worn to distribute the fat in a way that gives your chest a natural looking shape as each augment transfer takes place.
There is a recovery period of about 3-4 weeks after full completion of the transfer. This is quite a large difference from the 4-6 month recovery of other traditional augmentation surgery options! For the month following your surgery, you will have to minimize your physical activity and take special precautions when you sleep.
Once the transfer is completed, you will have larger, more natural looking breasts than if you chose a more traditional saline or silicone breast augmentation surgery. Because this is a relatively new procedure in the plastic surgery field, you may have to do some research to find a doctor that is not only familiar with the procedure but is also an expert in the field of fat transfer, which has had a long history of practice. Talk with your doctor about whether you are healthy enough for elective surgery and discuss the possibilities of this fantastic procedure to enhance your figure.