If you want to improve the shape and volume of your breasts without implants, breast fat grafting may be an ideal solution.
This relatively new technique is revolutionizing the cosmetic surgery sector.
So, what is it and why should you consider breast fat grafting over implants? Find out everything you need to know about this great procedure below.
What is breast fat grafting?
A breast fat graft involves using your body’s fat cells to boost the volume of the breasts. Fat is taken from a donor site, before being re-injected into the breasts.
This natural procedure is a great alternative to implants. With implants, you typically need to replace them several times. However, with a fat graft, you won’t need to undergo further extensive procedures.
How does it work?
To perform a breast fat graft, the surgeon harvests fat from another part of the body such as the abdomen. This is done via liposuction before a small incision is made to inject the fat into the breasts. The incision site is closed with sutures, with minimal scarring expected.
Not all of the fat that is transferred will survive. For this reason, the surgeon will usually insert more than what is needed.
The pros and cons of breast fat grafting
There are several pros and cons of undergoing a breast fat graft procedure. The pros include:
- You won’t need to have implants
- It can improve the contour of other areas of the body
- It produces fewer risks than breast implants
The fact you won’t need to have implants inserted and there are fewer risks involved makes a breast fat graft a great alternative. As your body already recognises your own fat, it isn’t going to view it as a foreign object.
So, what about the downsides? Well, there is only so much fat that can be taken from the body. Therefore, if you want to significantly boost the volume of the breasts, implants may be more suitable. It is also more expensive than breast implants initially. However, you will save money over time as breast implants need to be replaced several times.
Overall, a breast fat graft can be an ideal option for those looking to add a little volume to their breasts. It can also help to firm up the area and may be carried out alongside a breast lift for best results. To find out if breast fat grafting is right for you, book a consultation with Mr Tulley today.