Natural Breast Augmentation
Increasing the size and fullness of the breasts can be a beautiful improvement to the body shape. An alternative to breast implants for augmentation is fat transfer. This is called natural breast augmentation, as a patient’s own fat, a natural component of the breasts, is used to enhance their size. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery offers natural breast augmentation as a breast enhancement option at our clinics in the UES, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
There are multiple benefits to natural breast augmentation with fat transfer. Unlike implant augmentation, no incisions are needed for fat transfer into the breast. The fat transfer is completed with injections of purified fat under the skin. Another benefit is harvesting the fat – liposuction is used to removed fat from the abdomen, buttocks or thighs, slimming one area while adding volume to the breast. Since fat is the main component of full, natural breasts, fat transfer augmentations create breasts that look and feel natural.
Is Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer Right for You?
While natural breast augmentation can produce beautiful results, it is not the best option for everyone. Fat transfer for breast augmentation can only increase the size of breasts by about one cup size – it is not recommended for those who want to increase two or more cup sizes who would benefit from implant augmentation. It also requires access to excess fat. Some slender women may not have enough excess fat to perform the fat transfer. Natural breast augmentation works best on women who have been pregnant or had larger breasts in the past, with looser skin to accommodate the fat transfer under the skin.
Natural breast augmentation has limitations, but it can be a flattering way to slightly increase the bust size without implants. It is important to know that not all the fat transferred will stay on the breasts – only about 60% of the fat transferred survives in the new location.
If you are interested in larger breasts and want to slim another area like your waist or thighs in the process, natural breast augmentation may be right for you. To learn more about breast augmentation with fat transfer, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. Our team can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg to discuss which types of breast augmentation will give you the results you desire.