Is Fat Injection Breast Augmentation Right for You?

If you’ve been on the fence about getting breast implants, silicone or saline implants aren’t your only options for increasing your breast size. Many plastic surgeons now offer fat injections for a natural looking breast augmentation, a convenient alternative to implants that uses your body’s own fat to enhance the breasts. Take a look at these before and after natural breast augmentation photos.

By using a simple liposuction technique, the doctor can just harvest fat from the buttocks, hips, thighs, or stomach, and then prepare it for re-injection into the breast tissue. In recent years, studies have shown fairly impressive results with the fat injection breast augmentation procedure. However, there are still some downsides of this type of cosmetic surgery. Here’s what you should know:

How does the Fat Injection Breast Augmentation Procedure Work?

The fat injection augmentation procedure or natural breast augmentation procedure involves removing body fat from another body part and harvesting it for future use. The surgeon must use a very specialized technique to remove the body fat and keep the stem cells intact as it is stored and transferred into the injection vehicle. Once you’re ready for surgery, the entire procedure can take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours (or more). The surgeon must inject the fat into various compartments of the breast tissue to create a well-rounded appearance.

Some women do need to go back for additional treatments if the fat wasn’t evenly distributed into the breast tissue, or if they didn’t achieve their ideal breast size during the first treatment.

What is the Difference Between Fat Injections and Breast Implants?

The ideal candidates for the fat injection breast augmentation procedure are those who just aren’t comfortable with the idea of getting breast implants, and those who are not candidates for silicone or saline implants. Fat injections promise to be a more “natural” solution for breast enhancement because they do not require putting any foreign objects or substances in the body.

Learn more about fat injections for breast augmentation by setting up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgery doctor in your area.