At Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, we see many women who are frustrated with the small size of their breasts. Some of them remark that they wish they could take some of the excess fat from their abdomen or thighs and use it to make their breasts bigger. Do you feel this way, too? Well, guess what? You can! Using your own fat to augment your breasts is now a reality.
In the Past
In the past, many surgeons experimented with the possibility of transferring fat from one area of the body to another. Until recently, however, success with this procedure was limited. Even though surgeons could use liposuction to take fat from one area of the body and re-inject it into another, the re-injected fat did not stay in the area requiring enhancement. Instead, the body would reabsorb the fat, leading to disappointing results.
Natural Breast Augmentation
Now, thanks to advancements in fat purification methods, fat transfer has become a viable way to enhance certain areas of the body. With fat transfer to the breasts, or natural breast augmentation, the plastic surgeon can use liposuction techniques to harvest fat cells from an area of the body that typically has an ample amount of excess fat, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs or buttocks. The fat is purified in a special machine before being re-injected into an area of the body requiring enhancement; in this case, the breasts. Once the donor fat cells have been re-injected into the breasts, the surgeon makes sure the fat is evenly distributed throughout the treatment area.
About 80 percent of the transferred fat should remain in the enhancement area. However, some patients undergo the procedure a second time for optimal results. Note: Natural breast augmentation provides a subtle degree of enhancement (about one bra cup size). Patients desiring a dramatic degree of breast enhancement may be more appropriate candidates for breast implant surgery.
Find out More
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rafael Cabrera to learn more about natural breast augmentation or breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants, contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton by calling (561) 393-6400.