Natural Breast Augmentation
Natural breast augmentation (also known as a “fat transfer breast augmentation”), is a great alternative for patients looking for a natural and modest breast enhancement. The benefits of a natural breast augmentation include fewer incisions, higher level of sculpt and shaping abilities, minimal scarring and no risk of a capsular contracture. If you want to improve the appearance of your breasts while also losing unwanted body fat from the lower body in the same procedure, then a natural breast augmentation may be the procedure you’ve been looking for.
Instead of implants, the patient undergoes a liposuction, typically from the hips, waist, or thighs, as these areas are more likely to have enough fat cells to complete the procedure. The harvested fat goes through a purification process that typically leaves less than one-third of the fat available for transfer. Finally, the processed fat is injected into the breast via syringe. The process takes around five hours to complete.
What to Expect
Most women experience an increase of around one cup size, modest by most augmentation standards. However, it’s an ideal solution for those looking for that type of modest increase, or who had negative experiences with silicone implants in the past. It’s also a popular option for women undergoing breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy or mastectomy, or who wish to correct a genetic issue, such as tuberous breasts.
After the Surgery
Patients are typically back to their usual routine within two to three weeks. They must wear compression garments in the liposuction treatment area, but may not wear any type of compression garment in the breast area, including a bra. They must also avoid any compression in the area at all, including sleeping on their stomachs, to allow the greatest chance for the fat transfer to take.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years have you been a practicing plastic surgeon?
My first year out of residency was in 2005
Describe your philosophy and approach to cosmetic enhancement and treatment of patients
Philosophy: Superior advice predicated upon evidence-based medicine, innovative insight, and efficient execution.
Treatment goals: Create a natural-appearing, balanced aesthetic enhancement that complements the patient’s unique features.
What’s most important to you when treating patients?
Comfort and security: We strive to achieve the ultimate customer experience. In surgery, much like professional sports, talent typically prevails. Championships however, are won by the teams who subscribe to organizational excellence. Accordingly, with good surgical planning and sound judgment, the majority of routine surgeries follow fairly predictable outcomes. Hence, customer service makes the experience complete. That’s what ultimately differentiates you as a surgeon from the masses. And that is our goal: to exceed our clients expectations.
What does a consultation with you entail?
Initially, patient information is gathered including photographs, salient medical history, and aesthetic goals. Next, I perform a comprehensive consultation utilizing videos and interactive patient education software. Following the consultation, the patient reviews the surgical procedure, peri-operative plans, and financials with the surgical consultant.
What steps does your office take to augment comfort?
We offer several features to augment comfort: A VIP waiting area, complimentary beverage menu, and Wi-Fi connectivity, and complementary usage of iPads.