A Look at How Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Works

how fat transfer breast augmentationIn the past, women who were interested in enhancing the size of their breasts were forced to choose between saline or silicone breast implants. While the use of breast implants is an extremely effective enhancement method, many women would prefer a more natural approach. This article will take a closer look at the fat transfer breast augmentation procedures offered by Blackhawk Plastic Surgery.
  • Uses and Benefits Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure which uses your body’s own natural fat tissue to enhance the size of your breasts. As with other breast augmentation methods, fat transfer breast augmentation may be right for you if you are unhappy with the size or projection of your breasts, if one breast is larger than the other, or if you have lost volume following pregnancy.
  • Procedural Steps Your plastic surgeon will begin by harvesting fat deposits from a donor site on your body using liposuction. The harvested fat is then purified in order to remove medical fluids, lipids, and anesthetics before being inserted into the breast tissue through a series of injections. Unlike breast implants, fat transfer breast augmentation allows your surgeon to add small amounts of fat as necessary, ultimately allowing them to sculpt your breasts to the desired proportion.
  • Recovery Period The recovery period following fat transfer breast augmentation is significantly shorter than traditional breast augmentation, as the procedure is performed without the need for large incisions. The minimally invasive surgical techniques used during fat transfer breast augmentation procedures also reduce the risk of infection, scarring, and rejection. If you are unhappy with the proportion or size of your breasts, it may be time to talk to your plastic surgeon. You can find out more about your breast augmentation options by contacting Blackhawk Plastic Surgery in California at (925) 736-5757 today! You can also set up an appointment with one of our skilled surgeons by visiting us online.
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