All-Natural Non-Implant Breast Augmentation with Fat
Not all breast enhancement surgery requires saline or silicone breast implants. It is possible to achieve beautiful and natural breast enlargement using your OWN FAT!
Breast augmentation with fat grafting is very effective for enlarging the breast approximately one to one and half cup sizes! Fat is gently harvested from areas on your body where you don’t want it; this is essentially liposuction from areas of your body that can include your abdomen, thighs, or love handles. Then that fat is gently introduced (injected) into the subcutaneous tissue layer of the breast and the muscle of the chest wall. This procedure does not require an “artificial” breast implant and, therefore, avoids potential complications and risks associated with breast implants. Natural breast enhancement with fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure requiring only several 2-3mm incisions (located at the fat harvest site). No incisions on the breasts are required – only small needle insertion sites.
The soft breast volume that is created is completely due to transferred fat cells and stem cells. There can be some slight resorption of the fat over the first two months (20-30%), but after this time has passed, the breast volume that remains is permanent. The fat is dynamic in that it can also change with your body. If you gain weight, the transferred fat in the breast may increase in size as well. The same is true if you lose weight – the breast size may decrease.
Benefits of Fat Grafting
Fat grafting allows our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Max Lehfeldt, to precisely target your desired volume increase and location on your breast. This means that more fat can be placed in areas of the breast where you want more fullness! Women usually request more upper pole fullness of the breast. This is unique to fat grafting – targeted breast volume cannot be done with a breast implant. Another added benefit of fat grafting is that the contour of the area where the fat is taken from (liposuction) will improve as well – it’s like getting two procedures in one! Fat grafting is a revolutionary technique that suits many patients’ needs and desires for “naturally” enhanced and supple breasts without breast implants.
Dr. Lehfeldt routinely performs fat grafting to improve breast contour for breast reconstruction and also for patients who need additional volume to cover their breast implants (when a patient’s tissue is very thin).
To see if the look you are seeking can be accomplished with all natural, non-implant breast augmentation, please call for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Lehfeldt (888) 96.DR.MAX (888.963.7629) or email.