Breast augmentation has remained one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for women going on several decades. The first breast implant was used back in the sixties. From around the eighties onward, the trend to have breasts enlarged became trendy. Back then, women had two choices, saline and silicone implants.
Today, women have the choice between saline and silicone breast implants, as well as the new and glamorous gummy bear implants, which are a type of implant that use a malleable gel that offers more realistic results.
Yet there is a third option for women who wish to improve the size and shape of their breasts. The procedure is referred to as natural breast augmentation. Some say it gives the most natural look and feel of all.
Natural breast augmentation gives a subtle boost to the size and shape of the breasts by using the very thing breasts are made of – fatty tissue. The fat comes from your own body and can be drawn from a donor site such as your abdomen or buttocks.
How is the Natural Breast Augmentation Performed?
The surgeon performs natural breast augmentation under general anesthesia. The procedure works by obtaining fat from a certain area of your body and injecting it into your breasts. The donor site can be anywhere you have fat to spare, such as your buttocks, flanks, upper thighs, abdomen, or back. The surgeon uses liposuction to pull the fat out, which simultaneously slims down the area used for the extraction. The fat is liquified and treated to ensure it is sterilized before it is injected into your breasts.
Here is where your cosmetic surgeon’s skill comes into play. Natural breast augmentation surgery is so popular because women love the way the technique shapes the breast. Instead of relying on an implant to give the breasts roundness and fullness, natural breast augmentation allows your surgeon to craft your breasts into the desired shape using tried and true artistic talent.
The fat is slowly and strategically placed around your breasts using a syringe. By evenly distributing the fat through tiny injections, your cosmetic surgeon can do what nature could not.
Since the breasts are mostly fat, natural breast augmentation gives you more of what you lack. The results can increase your breast by up to a full cup size. The technique can also add symmetry when one breast is one size larger than the other. Natural breast augmentation is also useful for misshapen breasts.
How Large Can You Go with Natural Breast Augmentation?
Before the year 2010, it was common for women to request breast implants that were on the larger side. The bigger, the better.
Cosmetic surgeons today hear a different type of request. Subtle increases in size and perkiness dominate the requests made by millions of women around the world. Maybe it has something to do with the braless fashion trend that has recently taken hold. Whatever the case may be, natural breast augmentation – or the fat transfer or fat graft – is the perfect cosmetic surgery for adding subtle volume and potential perkiness to your breasts.
How Long Do Natural Breast Augmentation Results Last?
The results from a fat transfer breast augmentation are considered permanent. Your breasts will be the largest immediately after surgery. Your body will then absorb some of the fat cells as a natural process of biology. Expect some shrinkage to occur as time goes on. In about three months, you’ll be able to determine the final size and shape of your newly augmented breasts.
To hold onto your results as long as possible, take care to maintain your weight and practice healthy habits. Weight gain and loss, as well as aging, can affect the dramatic results cosmetic surgery gave you. You can maintain your surgical results long-term by keeping your weight stable, eating healthily, and keeping yourself active and hydrated.
What are the Benefits of the Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
In addition to greater breast size and a natural firmness, the fat transfer technique uses a substance that occurs in your own body, which means you are unlikely to experience an allergic reaction.
With breast implants, there is a small chance of you suffering an allergic reaction. And rippling can also occur. Breast implants also need to be replaced every so often.
You don’t have those problems with the fat transfer technique. The fat goes in cleanly, and the shape is as natural as can be for permanent firmness and fullness.
What Else Can the Fat Transfer Technique Do for You?
The breasts are not the only body parts requested with this cosmetic surgery technique. Buttock enhancement is another form of fat transfer that can add volume and shape to your backside. In fact, some cosmetic surgeons can give you a more voluptuous butt, more voluminous boobs, and a trimmer tummy all in the same surgery. The surgeon often uses surgical combinations during mommy makeover procedures, which gives you an opportunity to complete a total body transformation.
With all these reasons to enhance your breasts the natural way, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts wants to meet with you if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts. During your meeting you will discuss the fat transfer technique, the results you can expect, and other information such as risks and fees. Fat transfer breast surgery costs around $9,225 on average, according to RealSelf, but only a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon can produce an accurate quote related to your specific case.