Many women who have considered breast augmentation decide against it because they prefer not to have implants. A fat transfer breast augmentation offers a more natural, less invasive option so that patients can add fullness to their breasts without implants.
At Premier Liposuction in Las Vegas, NV, we offer a natural breast augmentation, also known as breast augmentation with fat transfer, for patients looking to reshape their breasts with or without implants. While this procedure is rising in popularity, it’s not the same as a standard breast augmentation.
Here, we discuss the details of a fat transfer breast augmentation so you can determine whether it’s right for you.
What to Expect from a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Natural breast augmentation uses fat from an area of the body where there is excess and transfers it to the breasts. The procedure requires general anesthesia in most cases unless the amount of fat extracted and transferred is very small.
First, we’ll make small incisions in the area where we’re removing the fat, typically the thighs, stomach, or buttocks. Next, we’ll insert a thin tube through the incisions and gently remove excess fat. Once we remove the fat, we’ll purify it and prepare it for transfer.
After the fat is processed, we’ll inject it into the breasts in multiple places to ensure it’s evenly distributed to add volume and fullness. Since this is a multistep procedure, it can take two to four hours to complete.
How Much Volume Can You Add with a Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer?
In a traditional breast augmentation, patients can choose any size of implant to reshape their breasts. However, in natural breast augmentation, the fat transferred into the breasts needs to touch other tissue to survive.
Fat receives nutrients and oxygen from nearby tissue, so the amount of fat that will remain after the transfer depends on how much tissue is already in the breast. Generally, most patients add half a cup to a full cup size, at most, from a fat transfer breast augmentation alone.
However, you can have multiple natural breast augmentation procedures. Patients seeking an increase of two cup sizes without the look and feel of implants can have a second fat transfer.
One of the benefits of the second procedure is that now the breasts have more surface area and live fat cells to support the transferred fat, and your second procedure can add more volume than the first.
What Happens to Fat that Doesn’t Survive a Natural Breast Augmentation?
Even a flawless fat transfer breast augmentation won’t retain all the fat injected into the breasts. The fat that doesn’t survive gets flushed out of the body through the natural waste-removal process.
Why Patients Choose Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Natural breast augmentation procedures are increasingly popular, as many patients are less interested in implants and have concerns about their longevity.
Breast augmentation fat transfers are called natural for a reason. The procedure doesn’t introduce foreign substances, like implants, into the body. Instead, it uses your own tissue to enhance your shape.
The procedure offers other benefits as well. Here are some reasons patients are turning to fat transfer breast augmentation.
More Natural Look and Feel
Fat already exists in your breasts to give them their natural fullness. Since the procedure adds fat to the breasts, the results look and feel more genuine.
If you’re looking to add volume to your breasts but want to avoid the overly rounded appearance of some breast implants, breast augmentation fat transfer allows you to add volume without your breasts appearing too round or having an unnatural shape.
The procedure reshapes your entire figure by removing fat from one location and transferring it to another. The liposuction portion of the process slims areas with the most bulk, so you’ll end up with improved contours and fuller breasts in one procedure.
Placing implants requires more significant incisions, while the fat injections performed in a natural breast augmentation are minimally invasive. In addition, the tiny incisions necessary for the liposuction procedure are almost invisible and well-hidden.
While implants generally last ten to fifteen years, your fat transfer breast augmentation results are for life. As long as you maintain your general size and weight, the fat should remain in your breasts, sustaining their fullness.
Since we’re not using preshaped and presized implants in natural breast augmentation, the procedure is more customizable. For example, we can fix asymmetry or place the fat exactly where it will offer you the best results.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer?
Patients who seek more volume in their breasts without implants are the best candidates for breast augmentation fat transfer. In addition, some patients lack the skin tissue to place an implant and would need a tissue expansion procedure before a traditional augmentation, so a fat transfer is an obvious choice.
Other candidates for natural breast augmentation are those whose breasts are:
- Smaller in size
- Have reduced volume due to pregnancy or weight loss
Additionally, the ideal candidate will be in overall good health and have enough excess fat elsewhere in their body to supply the transfer.
Discover Whether Natural Breast Augmentation Is Right for You
Premier Liposuction in Las Vegas, NV, works to ensure all of our patients receive the services they need to love their results. If you’ve considered breast augmentation, with or without a fat transfer, it’s time to learn if the procedure is right for you. Schedule your appointment with us today.