Fat Transfer vs Implants for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures on the market today. The surgery helps women feel better about the way they look by enhancing their breast size and shape. There are several different approaches to the procedure, and two of those include fat transfer and breast implants.
Breast implants are ideal for women who feel their breasts are too small or for those who need to have a breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Implants are inserted into the breast region through incisions. Women opting for breast implants can choose between saline and silicone implants.
Saline implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with saline solution. Some of these implants are pre-filled while others are filled once they are inserted into the breast pockets. These implants come in a number of different sizes. Silicone implants also have a silicone outer shell, but the inside is filled with silicone gel. These implants look and feel more natural. Implants are not a permanent solution and may require surgery again later for removal or updates.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a more natural and advanced way to augment breasts. Patients who have fat to spare on their hips or abdomen are good candidates for this procedure. The fat is removed from those areas through liposuction. It is then purified and injected into the breasts to increase their size. Patients get added benefits with this procedure because they get breast enhancement, but they also get a better body contour and reduced fat in other areas.
Using one’s own body fat reduces the risk of rejection, and there is no foreign material in the body. Patients can get both procedures in one session and avoid the risks associated with other implants. There is also minimal scarring and pain involved with this procedure. Patients get fuller rounder breasts or can correct asymmetry. They can improve their overall appearance and self-confidence as well.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it is best to have all of the facts and information up front so you can make an informed decision. Our team, led by Dr. Adam Hamawy at Princeton Plastic Surgeons, will be able to discuss your options as well as answer any questions you might have. Talk about your aesthetic goals and what type of augmentation would be best for you. Contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule your consultation.