While breast implants have traditionally been the go-to option for breast augmentation, an alternative method known as fat grafting has gained significant attention. Fat grafting breast augmentation involves the transfer of fat from one area of the body to the breasts, providing natural and subtle enhancement.

Autologous fat transfer is referred to as a “natural boob job” because it uses the patient’s own natural adipose tissue instead of prosthetic implants. A fat transfer offers a variety of benefits and can be highly personalized to achieve the best projection and size for your figure.

The Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

One of the primary advantages of fat grafting breast augmentation is the natural-looking results it provides. Since the procedure uses the patient’s own fat, it can create a very natural and harmonious appearance.

Fat grafting breast augmentation also carries a lower risk of complications compared to breast implants. Since no foreign objects are inserted into the body, there is no risk of implant rupture, leakage, or capsular contracture.

Fat grafting also offers the added benefit of body contouring in addition to breast enhancement. Excess fat is harvested from problem areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips through liposuction, resulting in a more sculpted overall figure.

The fat cells that survive the transfer process are likely to remain in the breasts permanently, offering long-term results. While some volume loss may occur over time, it is generally minimal and can be easily managed with touch-up procedures if desired.

Things to Remember

It’s important to remember that fat grafting has a more limited capacity for breast enlargement than implant-based augmentation does. Typically, fat grafting is best for patients who want to go up one cup size or less, making it ideal for subtler results.

The amount of fat that can be transferred is also subject to the patient’s available donor fat, which may be insufficient for achieving significant size enhancement. Leaner individuals may not be able to achieve a large size improvement and may instead require implants.

There are also variable retention rates for the transferred fat. Not all transferred fat cells will survive in their new location. Some of the injected fat may be reabsorbed by the body, which can lead to a slight reduction in volume over time. The exact amount of fat retention varies from person to person. Because of this, doctors typically transfer more fat than necessary at first, and results gradually change due to absorption.

Fat grafting can also be used in conjunction with breast implants to achieve enhanced results. In some cases, implants may be used to provide the desired volume, and then fat grafting is employed to create a more natural appearance and improve contouring.

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Get in touch with North Coast Plastic Surgery to learn more about how you can achieve natural-looking results with fat grafting breast augmentation. Schedule your consultation for a one-on-one discussion of your cosmetic goals.