What are the pros and cons of transferring fat from elsewhere in your body to your breasts?
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Breast Fat Transfer/ Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
I appreciate your question
I perform a natural breast augmentation with fat. This can be removed from any unwanted areas including the breast itself as part of my lipo-lift procedure. I perform the fat grafting in multiple planes including under the muscle to give the best, most natural enhancement. Fat grafting is a great solution for someone who wants to bring their breast size up a cup or so and use natural tissue vs an implant. However, it can also be combined with an implant or used as a secondary procedure to fill in areas that are flat or thin. It should not affect nipple sensation, mammograms, cancer risk or breast feeding. It can be a little lump or hard at first but tends to soften over time. If you gain or lose weight, the transferred fat can do the same.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic breast plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Best breast enhancement method
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Fat Transfer to Breasts
In general, fat grafting to the breast is a natural alternative to implants. It allows for a modest increase in cup size (around 1/2 to 1 cup size increase) without the use of implants and the associated complications. It also has the added benefit of liposuction from another part of your body.
However, it has limitations due to the increase of size of breasts, reabsorption of fat, and lack of available fat. Get a consultation to learn more about which options best fits your needs and body.