Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can improve or change the appearance of the breasts. Different methods help augment the breasts, namely, fat transfer and breast implants. Fat transfer augmentation involves removing fat from a different part of the body and transferring it to the breasts. On the other hand, breast implants involve the use of prostheses inserted into the breast tissue.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
During a fat transfer procedure, your doctor removes viable cells from the body and injects the cells into the breasts. This augmentation method involves two procedures, liposuction and breast enhancement. The fat cells come from areas where they are unwanted, such as the stomach, thighs, and hips. They are then injected into the breasts to increase volume.
Advantages of Fat Transfer
The fat transfer procedure has some advantages that make it a popular option. Patients benefit from getting rid of unwanted fat in other parts of the body while enhancing their breast size. The fact that the fat cells come from the patient’s body reduces allergic reactions or infections.
The recovery period is much shorter than with breast implants, and the breasts look entirely natural after the procedure. The breasts do not harden as patients do not experience tissue rejection.
The Cons of Fat Transfer
There are several downsides to fat transfer augmentation. They include limited size increases and unpredictable results depending on the harvested fat cells. The size will depend on the cells that are grafted successfully into the breast tissue. The procedure cannot guarantee symmetry in the shape of the breasts.
Women who do not have excess fat cells in other parts of the body cannot get the procedure. Another problem is that your body can absorb grafted fat, resulting in breast size reduction.
Breast Implant Augmentation
A breast implant procedure involves using a prosthesis to change the size and shape of the breasts. The doctor uses silicone or saline implants to enhance breast size. The procedure is popular as many women look to change the appearance of their breasts. It is effective for those looking for dramatic results in their breast size. Unlike with fat transfer, the patient can choose the breast size that she desires.
Advantages of Breast Implants
The significant advantage of breast implants is that patients experience immediate results or an instant change in their breast size. The exact size and shape that one desire can be achieved as the size of the implant are guaranteed. The shape of the breasts is generally symmetrical, and the implants can be taken out or replaced when necessary. As a patient, you can choose the cup size that you want to end up with.
Cons of Breast Implants
In most cases, breast implants look and feel artificial. Unlike with fat transfer, recovery usually takes several weeks, and the patient will need to schedule several follow-up visits. Many women experience pain and, in some cases ruptures, after the implant procedure. Breast implant surgery can also result in more prominent scarring compared to fat transfer.
Both fat transfer and breast implants help to enhance the breasts in different ways. Talk to the surgeon about the procedure that will work better for you.
To know more about breast augmentation, visit Handal Plastic Surgery at our office in Boca Raton, Florida. You can also call 561-220-6360 to book an appointment today.