Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It offers patients from all walks of life an exciting opportunity to achieve the body of their dreams. Traditionally, most people think of breast implants made of silicone or saline when they think about breast augmentation. However, another technique that is great for augmenting breasts is fat grafting to the breast. With this method, you can add size and shape to the breasts while also reducing excess body fat!
As a technique, fat grafting, or fat transfer, is used to add shape or volume to many different areas of the body. The technique is a relatively new one. This option is for those who are interested in a relatively small increase in breast size and who also prefer natural results. This technique may be preferable for those who aren’t interested in surgically adding breast implants.
Fat grafting to the breast is also a popular way to add volume to the breasts for breast reconstruction. The procedure for fat transfer is less extensive than some of the other options for breast reconstruction, like the more common flap reconstruction techniques.
One of the biggest draws of this technique is that fat grafting to the breast doesn’t involve introducing a foreign object like a synthetic implant to the body. Using one’s own tissue, called autologous tissue, avoids the risk of the complications that come with using implants.