There are more choices in breast augmentation today than ever before. In addition to a variety of silicone implants women can choose from, a newer technique known as natural breast augmentation is also available. This procedure offers a number of benefits over silicone implants, giving many women a less invasive choice with similar, long-lasting results.
What is Natural Breast Augmentation?
Natural breast augmentation is a two-step procedure that removes fat cells from one area of the body and transfers them to the breasts.The fat removal is performed via laser-assisted liposuction, a minimally-invasive procedure that uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells for gentler removal from the body. The procedure can be performed on nearly any area where stubborn fat resides, including the abdomen,hips, thighs and buttocks.
Once the fat is removed, it is purified and prepared for injection into the breasts. Injections are placed at strategic locations across the breast to create a fuller look that is both symmetrical and natural. The fat removal and injection process can both be performed in a single procedure that is done right in our office in a period of 1-3 hours.
There are a number of reasons why more women are turning to natural breast augmentation instead of traditional breast implants:
Natural breast augmentation is less invasive than augmentation using implants, which means it can always be performed using local anesthesia. This eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia and makes the recovery process much faster and easier. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort during the procedure and very little afterward, with much shorter recovery times.
No Post-Operative Scarring
Because the fat is injected into the breast tissue, there are no incisions used for natural breast augmentation. This means patients don’t have to worry about trading larger, fuller breasts with visible scarring.Even the liposuction procedure involves tiny incisions that generally do not require any suture and leave little to no visible scarring afterward.
Natural Look and Feel
The majority of our patients find breast augmentation using fat transfer tends to look and feel more like natural breast tissue than synthetic implants. In addition, there is no worry about the edges of the implant showing through the breast tissue. You also don’t have to worry about risks associated with implants, such as rippling or capsular contracture, that can impact the overall effect of your breast augmentation.
Dual Body Contouring Benefit
In addition to adding curves to your breast, you also remove stubborn pockets of fat from other areas of the body that are interfering with your smooth and slender body profile. This gives you a double benefit in a single procedure. When patients choose to whittle their midsection or another area at the same time they are increasing breast size, the results can appear even more dramatic.
Like silicone implants, natural breast augmentation offers long-lasting results. Unlike silicone implants, there is no worry of the implants becoming damaged over time, eliminating the need for another surgical procedure to remove the current implants and replace them with new ones. Fat transfer offers permanent results without the risks associated with synthetic implants.
If natural breast augmentation sounds like the right choice for you, you want to select a physician that is experienced in this procedure to ensure the best possible results. Dr. Birchall has performed dozens of natural breast augmentations and can help you achieve your specific aesthetic goals with minimal risk, discomfort and downtime. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics at 858-943-2443 or 760-472-5088.