Thursday, 30 January 2014

Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation Rapidly Gaining Popularity

Breast augmentation now occupies the 2nd position in the list of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for women. Earlier, breast implants surgery using saline or silicone implants was the only option available to enhance the breasts. The story has changed over the past few years. Fat transfer breast enhancement utilizing the candidate’s own fat has now become the more favored technique of breast augmentation. This procedure is a welcome alternative for women who wished for attractive breasts but were concerned about the insertion of foreign material such as implants in their bodies. 

In the fat grafting method, excess fat from body areas such as the hips, flanks, and thighs is removed via minimally invasive liposuction. The extracted fat is purified and then injected into the breasts to enhance the volume. This natural breast enhancement solution offers the double advantage of not only bringing about the desired increase in breast size, but also that of contouring the donor site thus improving one’s overall appearance.

According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the new fat grafting technique is employed by 70% of US plastic surgeons for breast surgeries. However, the method is utilized more for breast reconstruction procedures rather than cosmetic breast surgery. It is expected that soon this method will be widely used for cosmetic breast enhancement as well.

Considering advantages such as minimal scarring and natural results, women are increasingly favoring fat grafting breast augmentation.  The reliability factor is yet another attractive element as there are only minimal chances for the body to reject its own tissues. Compared to breast implants that come in specific sizes and shapes, this fat injection method allows more customized solutions.

Established plastic surgery practices utilize advanced 3D imaging technology, which would help in efficient pre-operative planning. This allows candidates to view the expected results and the cosmetic surgeons to make further interventions if any, to meet the candidate’s expectations. 

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