Innovations in breast augmentation cosmetic surgery have made the procedure safer and more effective over the years. One of the recent developments in the field of breast augmentation plastic surgery is the use of excess fats from other areas of the body and their autologous transfer to the breasts to enhance their appearance.
Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, provides state of the art breast procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, he will evaluate the patient’s breast anatomy and personal aesthetic goals before recommending the most appropriate treatment approach.
What is Fat Transfer Augmentation of Breasts?
This procedure is usually more suited for women who are looking only for a marginal enhancement of breast size, and are keen to achieve more natural looking outcomes. Some cosmetic surgeons believe this procedure may be relatively lesser invasive and shorten the recovery period for the patient.
A study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which is the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) said that the fat transfer breast augmentation technique, when used along with a pre-expansion of the breast tissue prior to surgery, may achieve up to twofold increase in the size of breasts.
Pre-expansion of the breast tissue is a unique treatment approach that builds on the earlier conventional fat transfer techniques. It can result in exceptionally favorable outcomes for breast augmentation surgery. According to the authors of the study published by the ASPS, pre-expansion to the breast can enable high volume grafting, in excess of 300 cc, with reproducible results. The outcomes are long lasting, and the entire procedure can be completed in less than two hours.
Experienced plastic surgeons such as Dr. Seify provide the latest and proven treatment options to their patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas. Pre-expansion breast technique is an adaptation of the highly popular autologous fat transplantation procedure. In the conventional procedure, fat obtained through liposuction from one part of the body is transferred to breasts for enlargement. However, the limitation of the conventional technique is that only a limited amount of fat can be injected.
With the pre-expansion technique, the limitation has been overcome to a marvelous extent. Some breast surgery experts have already applied this new technique with successful results in more than a thousand patients. The new technique may require the patient to undergo several weeks of ‘pre-expansion’ treatment. This involves the use of a bra-like device that applies gentle negative pressure to expand the breast tissue gradually.
The technique allows for extra space in the breast, which is ‘back-filled’ using the transferred fat through liposuction. Researchers have found that with this new technique, the breasts not only double in size, but also achieve a softer and natural looking appearance and feel.
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