Fat Transfer or Implants
There are many reasons why women would consider breast augmentation. A sex life boost, to exemplify curves, while others would want to look younger. There are no wrong reasons for wanting breast enhancement. Sometimes a woman would consider a boob job if there are changes to their breasts after pregnancy. In fact, a breast augmentation would work wonders for self-esteem.
Whatever the case, contemporary science has provided a much-needed solution for women who feel stuck with the wrong breast shape or size and this is through breast augmentation. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast augmentation is the single most performed procedure in the US.
However, there is a section of women that don’t find getting breast implants appealing. If you fall into this category, there is still a way to enhance your breast appearance, and this would be through a fat transfer! In this blog, we’re going to demystify breast fat transfer and breast augmentation so you can be in a better position to make an informed decision on either option.
What’s Better for Breast Enhancement?
Breast Augmentation Using Implants
Breast implants in use today have a silicone outer shell, and they are filled internally. There are two primary implant filler materials, silicone gel, and saline. Depending on an individual, each implant can be a perfect choice. But before opting for any of the two, know that each type of implant has a different look, feel, and the actual overall performance.
Silicone Gel Implants
A regular silicone breast implant is filled with silicone gel. The use of silicone implants is FDA-approved for breast augmentation procedures, and can also be used for breast reconstruction procedures.
The Pros of Silicone Gel Implants
Silicone implants are soft as compared to alternatives, therefore, giving the breast a more natural feel. A silicone implant has a lower chance of “rippling” as compared to saline implants. Many doctors commonly use silicone gel implants for breast augmentation as they give the breast a fuller, natural feel and look.
The Cons of Silicone Gel Implants
You may require a slightly longer incision during a procedure involving the use of silicone gel implants as the implants come pre-filled. The detection of a ruptured silicone gel implant can be challenging because the breast doesn’t collapse in the event of a leak.
Saline Breast Implants
Women who do not fancy using silicone gel implants and still desire to achieve the “Baywatch’ look while having an excellent pole fullness and projection ought to opt for saline breast implants. Unlike silicone gel implants, a saline breast implant is filled with saltwater that is sterile. Saline breast implants tend to look more natural if used in the right patient.
The Pros of Saline Breast Implants
Unlike silicone gel implants that come in fixed sizes, we can make adjustments to a saline implant regarding its volume, making it a convenient choice for women whose breast sizes vary. What makes the saline breast implant worthy is its ability to achieve an outstanding degree of pole fullness and projection that is important to women who want to achieve the Baywatch look.
If a saline implant ruptures, the detection is easy because the breast will deflate, this means that frequent MRI scans will not be necessary.
The Cons of Saline Breast Implants
A saline implant tends to feel firmer than the natural breast tissue, therefore, giving the breast a less natural feel as compared to when using silicone gel implants. Rippling and eventual rupturing of an implant are more likely to happen when saline implants are in use as compared to when using silicone gel implants.
A saline implant has more weight than a silicone gel implant. The chances of the implant bottoming due to gravity are therefore high when using saline implants.
Breast Augmentation Through Breast Fat Transfer
Women who are uncomfortable with Breast Augmentation/Implants can always opt for breast fat transfer to enhance their breast appearance. The fat transfer breast augmentation relies on harvested body fat to increase the size of the breast’s bust and shape. Fat is harvested from the thigh, hips, or tummy. The fat is then purified before being injected into the breast. The result of a fat transfer breast augmentation is an all-natural breast enhancement that appears and feels like the real deal.
Advantages of Fat Transfer & Breast Augmentation
Women who use fat transfer breast augmentation get 100% natural breasts as compared to those who opt for Breast Augmentation/Implants. The reason for this is that only body tissues are used in the procedure.
Other than having 100% natural breasts, women who undergo this process may end up gaining a dramatically different body shape. Liposuction used to harvest body fats may end up shaping the body thereby leaving a woman with a flat tummy, a sculpted waistline, and slimmer thighs.
There are zero risks associated with implants such as implant rupture, implant rippling, capsular contracture, implant bottoming, and implant malposition.
Disadvantages of Fat Transfer & Breast Augmentation
In most cases, fat transfer breast augmentation results in an increase in breast size by one cup. While this might be enough for some, it might be insufficient for other women. Even if the most experienced expert hands do the procedure, there is always a small chance that the body might re-absorb the fat used to enhance the breast size.
Breast Augmentation Expert
All cosmetic procedures, however small, are matters that should be treated with the utmost importance. It is recommended that you learn everything before committing to a procedure. This being the case we recommend consulting with Dr. Jason I. Altman, who’s a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Altman received his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Altman’s practice, Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami, is comprised of a group of surgeons that perform an array of procedures, including breast treatments in Miami, FL. To learn more about him, please visit his site today.