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The Heart of the Issue: Silicone Breast Implants versus Fat Transfer

A pair of healthy looking breasts is what every woman desires to possess. While many have been naturally blessed with it, some will need to go through an augmentation in order to achieve the appearance that they will truly love.

The lack of breast volume may be due to past surgical procedures brought about by medical conditions. It may also be because of hereditary factors, something that the individual does not have any control over. Whatever the cause may be, breast augmentation remains to be among the top scientifically proven safe and effective solutions for women who wish to address their issues concerning a smaller breast size. 

Majority of the breast augmentations performed are done using implants. These are prosthetics made out of a silicone sac that are filled with either saline, a fluid substance, or silicone gel. The silicone gel is being used far more than its saline counterpart for it gives off a more supple feel to the wearer. Silicones are also prevalently utilized in studies conducted about the procedure which increases its credibility of being the smart option between the two.

A contender to being the most popular breast augmentation procedure is slowly making waves in the cosmetic surgery arena. The Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation is growing increasingly in demand because it is less invasive and appeals to patrons looking for a more subtle increase. The Fat Transfer process starts with the extraction of fat from the patient’s own body through liposuction. This also adds to the procedure’s appeal for it offers slimming as a side effect. The specimen harvested will then be treated and purified to remove unwanted elements such as lipids, traces of anaesthetics, and other medical substances that may have transferred during the removal process. Once contaminants have been eliminated, the pure form will be injected in small quantities into designated areas surrounding the breast until the desired size and form is attained.

Breast augmentation using implants will remain to be the top option for it has been widely practiced and studied by astute medical professionals. It will not be, in any way, replaced by another procedure anytime soon for it is truly a magnificent breakthrough and is sure to provide the results that the patient desires. Performed by a reputable board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, breast implants will leave long lasting satisfaction to the patient.

But let us not take the Fat Transfer breast enhancement procedure out of the game for, as earlier mentioned, more are starting to look for a natural and less gruesome alternative to a bigger breast size. It does not, however, guarantee a dramatic increase to your breast’s fullness and is more suitable for patients who are aiming for a more subdued change. Chances of fat being re-absorbed by the body, though very slim, may also happen which will cause for your breasts to decrease in volume over time.

If you are still unsure of which procedure to undergo, a consultation with your trusted cosmetic surgeon will definitely help in your decision making. Depending on your goals and the medical team’s assessment of your body’s overall readiness for the procedure, your doctor will be able to determine which breast augmentation type will deliver the results you want. Your heart’s desire for a fuller chest, after all, is what we endeavor to give.

 

Suggested further readings:

Successful Recovery After a Breast Augmentation

Living Life to the Fullest: The Renewed You Mom