Fat Transfer Versus Breast Implant Surgery
When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, patients generally must choose from two main procedure methods – the first being a fat transfer breast augmentation and the other being the use of breast implants. And while each of these procedures has their own unique set of positives and negatives, in the end, it will be up to each an individual patient to decide on which procedure method is right for them. Being known to offer the best plastic surgery across NYC, the team at Goals Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Sergey Voskin can simply guide you towards making the right decision, and fill you in on all the details that most people have little to no idea about. To help patients better understand which procedure might be right for them, we must first explain some of the most important things to know about each one.
As technology has improved over the years, there has been a number of amazing changes in terms of fat grafts of fat transfers – allowing patients to achieve the high level enhancement they desire, while maintaining a look that is not only natural, but a feel that is considered to be soft, supple and more realistic. One of the most popular methods that use a fat transfer is known as the Brazilian Butt Lift – a procedure to help patients increase the overall size and improve the shape of their backsides. While this procedure has been one of the most popular and best plastic surgery methods for some time now, the fat transfer breast augmentation is a bit lesser known.
Some of the positives about fat transfer include that fat transfers use your own body fat – meaning it’s the safest and the most natural filling material known to man. This eliminates the chance for any allergic reactions, since your using your own tissue. Another positive is that because we are using your own natural fatty tissue, your breasts will feel a lot more natural and realistic. There are virtually no scars associated with fat injections. Additionally, there is no risk of rippling or long-term breast thinning, which is usually associated with large breast implants. One interesting advantage is when a patient might want to reduce the size of their formerly enhanced breasts, with a fat transfer the patient wouldn’t have to have breast implant removal surgery performed. As opposed to breast cancer removal surgery they could perform a light liposuction method. Finally, there almost no necessary maintenance with fat grafting as compared to breast implants. However, when it comes to any fat transfer procedures, patients must usually get a fat transfer massage. A fat transfer massage is a common type of follow up massage that is done after the majority of fat transfers, so that patients can ensure the newly added fat tissue is even placed, and is added to the precise areas that would serve the patients their absolute best. When performing a fat transfer massage, the specialist will use a relatively light amount of force so as not to force too hard onto the breasts. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of body contouring as a result of the fat harvested for this procedure.
While there are definitely a number of positives to the fat transfer breast augmentation, there are also a number of negatives as well. In many instances, doctors feel as though the fat injections will interfere with future breast cancer screenings. In addition, unlike breast implants, there is often a limit for how much a patient can have their breasts enhanced – generally they can only increase by two cup sizes – in additional, rarely do patients achieve their desired enhancement level the first time, as with any fat transfer procedure, some percentage of the fat is lost and not all of the fat will usually “take” properly to the existing fat within the breast area. In addition to these issues there are others that you must think of as well, including the cost being higher with fat transfers, lumps and nodules amongst other irregularities in the feel and look of the breast tissues unless you have the fat transfer massage performed soon after your procedure.
When it comes to breast implants, Dr. Voskin and his team at Goals are known to perform the best plastic surgery around NYC. Therefore, patients at Goals often feel as though they are in the safest hands, and are able to best dictate the size and shape of their breasts following the procedure, as with fat transfers much of the fat can be lost. Current silicone implants are safe and more natural-feeling than ever. Additionally, silicone implants do not require additional surgery on other parts of the body like with fat grafting.The cost of breast augmentation with implants is much less than that of fat grafting. Plus, depending on the specific patient, your implants are easily removed with breast implant removal surgery, however when there is a fat transfer for many patients it can be quite difficult to remove the right amount of fat that’s desired. Some of the major negative points of breast implant surgery are the fact that there is a strong chance of them rupturing and creating some type of leakage – this means in order to be 100% safe; they will need to be changed every 8-12 years. And in some, albeit rare cases, patients might develop the hardening of scar tissue around the implant itself over time. Also, the presence of scars is far more visible with breast implants than it is with a fat transfer.
In hearing these pros and cons of either method, it is important to consult your plastic surgeon as they will provide you with their own opinion, while having examined your body and understood your health on a much more in-depth basis. For more information on all manners of breast augmentation surgery, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.