Pros And Cons of Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting

It is a process that includes fat suction from one area of the body and injecting it into the breasts. In this way, a patient gets rid of excess fat and is the best option for women who want to give a natural look to their breasts without looking artificial.

For breast augmentation with fat grafting in Mumbai, you can visit Dr. Siddharth Prakash, a renowned Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon practicing at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. He is an alumnus of KEM Hospital, Mumbai, and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

History of Fat Grafting And Breast Augmentation

Fat grafting goes a long way back when a German doctor grafted the arm fat to the face back in 1893. Then in 1895, a surgeon introduced breast augmentation using fat from hips to breasts. It is a completely safe procedure practiced by plastic surgeons for decades.

Although from 1895 to the present, there are tons of advancements in the technique of breast fat grafting, which has now become the normal process to augment the size of breasts and restore their shape.

It has become the most popular process to correct breast contouring abnormalities such as, after breast cancer surgery, pregnancy, major weight loss, and cosmetic purpose.

Pros of Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting

Silicone breast implants have been so popular in the last few decades, but modern women would rather have breast augmentation than implants. One of the good things about fat grafting is that it involves using your own tissues rather than foreign substances.

Sometimes implants can cause problems and rejection by the body in the form of breast capsules. This capsule is harmless, but it can rupture or harden and cause serious problems.

Also, note that breast implants are not implanted for a lifetime. You might need surgery or two in the future, which means extra surgery charges and interruption in your lifestyle. However, fat grafting is a safe and almost permanent procedure.

As the fat grafting is done using your own body fat, there are no chances that your body rejects it. Your belly, love handles, and hips mostly have excess fat, and your surgeon will remove fat from those areas giving your body a nice contour and augmenting the shape of your breasts at the same time.

Fat is injected right under the breast’s skin, and some patients observe that their skin quality improves too. So, breast fat grafting is also very common in women who received radiation therapy due to breast cancer and wanted to improve the look of their breasts.

Fat grafting for breasts is also used in combination with other breast augmentation procedures such as breast implants to optimize the effects.

Cons of Breast Fat Grafting

Fat grafting involves the removal (harvesting) of fat from the body, then preparing it (removing oils and fluids) and injecting it. Some of the fat is lost in the process of harvesting and preparation. That means the patient needs to have an ample amount of fat stored in the body. Another critical factor is that most of the injected fat stays in the breasts and the some of it is absorbed in the bloodstream

One fat grafting sitting will only result in one cup size increase and require around 250 to 400cc fat for each breast. So, skinny patients might need two or more sittings till they get desired results.

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