Fat Transfer and Breast Augmentation
A lot of women are now open to getting breast augmentation. They have recognized the benefits that comes with such a procedure. It makes the body look more proportioned and more appealing as it adds to a woman’s curves. However, breast augmentation procedures are usually achieved by inserting synthetic breast implants into the patient’s chest.
This detail may not cross over well with some people as the use of breast implants to enhance the body is not natural. In addition, there has been a considerable amount of controversy regarding the use of breast implants circulating these past years. Implant rupture and leakage may pose risks to the patient’s health. In view of this, cosmetic surgeons have come up with an alternative procedure that involves the use of microlipo injections.
This breast augmentation procedure actually recycles the excess fat extracted from the patient’s body via liposuction. Excess fat tends to accumulate in the following areas; the abdominal area, the thighs, and the buttocks. Fat from these areas are extracted in liposuction, and can be re-injected into the patient’s body as breast tissue.
Transferring fat from one body part to augment another is not a new idea. Augmentation of other parts of the body like the biceps, triceps, the buttocks, and the lips, can be done using this same method.
Fat transfer breast augmentation can be more preferable than other methods of increasing breast size because it makes use of the patient’s own body tissue. Using the patient’s own body tissue is definitely safer and more organic than using saline or silicone-gel implants.
During the operation, antiseptic is applied to the area where the fat cells will come from, and to the area that requires augmentation.
The fat cells will be extracted with the use of a canulla which is a tube-like tool used in liposuction. The doctor will then purifying the fat before it is injected into the breast. There are different techniques of how to this, so a patient may want to inquire as to how her doctor processes the fat cells.
The procedure will begin taking effect 3 to 4 days after the procedure. Fat transfer breast augmentation works when the transplanted fat cells are supplied with blood by the blood vessels in the breast area. It takes a couple of days for the body’s natural healing process to take full effect. During the healing process, blood vessels grow to accommodate the new fat cells.
In the time it takes for the blood vessels to begin supplying blood to the transplanted fat tissue, about 60 percent of the fat cells will degenerate and be reabsorbed by the body. For this reason, the doctor must overfill the breasts with the transplanted fat so that there will be a sufficient amount of fat cells left when the blood vessels are finally able to accommodate them.
A fat transfer breast augmentation can cost anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000. The procedure is exceptionally safe, and the reported complications from the surgery have been little.