Worried About Breast Implants? How Liposuction Can Help

Posted on: 28 July 2015

If you have been considering having a breast augmentation but do not like the idea of implanting something foreign an inorganic in your body, there is another natural alternative to silicon, saline, or form-stable implants. You can have excess fat removed from one part of your body, such as the thighs or belly, and transfer it to your breasts. In addition to using a material that has been grown in your own body, there are other advantages to this type of breast augmentation.

Fat Transfer Procedure

A fat transfer is done by removing fat from one area of the body with liposuction. The fat is then purified to remove any anesthetics or medical fluids used during the liposuction. Once pure, the fat is liquefied so it can be injected into the breasts. A series of injections are used instead of having all the fat inserted into one area of the breast.

Better Shaping for Fuller Breasts

The liquefied fat is injected into the breast according to where it is needed. This allows the doctor to contour the breast into the shape you desire. While it does not lift a sagging breast the way a breast lift would, having more fat injected into the bottom will fill that area, causing a bit of a lift. Having the fat injected into the top will produce a fuller breast as that area is filled. If your breasts have a problem with symmetry, the fat can be transferred accordingly, ensuring both breasts look the same.

Fewer Scars and Faster Recovery Time

Since there is nothing being implanted into your body there are fewer incisions made into the breasts. This allows for a speedier recovery, with less pain than having traditional breast augmentation. The cuts made to perform the liposuction are very small and do not go through any muscle tissue. Once the transfer is complete, the newly placed fat will graft to the tissue in your breasts. It can take up to six months to see the final results from the procedure.

Another advantage to having this type of breast augmentation is having unwanted fat removed from another area of your body. You can have the liposuction done to remove more fat than is needed for the fat transfer if desired. It should be noted, however, that some of the injected fat cells may be reabsorbed into the body instead of grafting onto the breast tissue. As long as you still have a bit of excess fat elsewhere, you can have the procedure repeated until you are completely satisfied with the end results. 

For more information about this and other breast augmentation procedures, contact a professional like Dinu Mistry, MD.