Breast Augmentation vs. Fat Transfer

Breast Augmentation vs. Fat Transfer

shutterstock_85259023Advancements in cosmetic surgery have led to the emergence of various innovative techniques to enhance the overall appearance. One of the popular procedures for women is breast enhancement, which is commonly performed using breast implants technique. However, a few plastic surgeons are also considering fat transfer technique to enhance breast size. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will explain various treatment options to the patient and help her make an informed choice with regard to breast enhancement surgery.

If the goal is to increase breast size and volume, breast augmentation through implants is the most widely accepted procedures. Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing latest procedures for the breast, body, and face. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art plastic surgery treatments from Dr. Seify.

Choosing a Safe Procedure

Choosing a surgery to increase the breast size is primarily an elective procedure performed for aesthetic reasons. In such a case, the foremost priority must be to choose a procedure that meets the patient’s aesthetic goals while maintaining the highest safety standards. The cosmetic surgeon will discuss the safety aspects of both breast implants surgery and fat transfer technique during the initial consultations.

Several years ago, breast augmentation cosmetic surgery with silicone implants was considered less safe by some people due to the risk of implant leakage. However, with advanced qualities of silicone implants and approval from the FDA for silicone implants as a breast augmentation technique, these concerns have been addressed completely. Now silicone implants are more popular as a choice over the traditional saline implants.

On the other hand, the fat transfer plastic surgery technique for breast augmentation is not very popular until now. Sufficient medical data on the effectiveness of this technique with regard to breast enhancement is not available, and the medical research is still continuing in this area. Dr. Seify will discuss all aspects of breast implants and fat transfer technique to help the patient make the right choice. He is a leading plastic surgeon providing safe, proven and effective procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Degree of Size Increase

Patients who are looking for a substantive increase in breast size may have to opt for breast implants surgery. Both saline and silicone implants are available in sizes starting from 120cc, which goes up to 960cc. Different shapes, profiles, and textures are also available. As a result, it is possible to tailor the results quite closely to the patient’s personal aesthetic goals.

However, in case of fat transfer technique, the degree of size increase is dependent on the amount of spare fat that may be available in other areas of the body. Fat transfer technique is used with great results in the gluteal region, lips and cheeks. But for breast enhancement, this technique has not been used extensively till now.

Furthermore, in case of breast augmentation surgery, the procedure can be completed in a single operation. On the other hand, in fat transfer technique, multiple treatment sessions may be involved.

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