When it comes to breast augmentation, you may be familiar with breast implants. These silicone or saline implants are surgically placed in the breast to increase the size and fullness of the breasts. However, what you may not be familiar with is a different breast augmentation process that involves fat transfer.
Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure where a patient’s own fat is removed from one location (such as the abdomen) and injected into another (such as the breasts). The doctor can remove fat from an area on the body via a narrow surgical instrument (cannula) and small incision. In some cases, the doctor prepares the fat in a specific way before replacing back in the body. The fat is then placed into the desired area using either a smaller cannula or needle, or it may be placed directly through an incision.
Benefits of Fat Transfer Over Implants
Here are some of the top reasons to consider fat transfer over an implant:
- Uses your own tissue instead of a foreign object
- Natural and long lasting
- Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure
- General anesthesia may not be needed
- Reduced chance of allergic reaction
- Removes unwanted fat from another area of the body
- The FDA warns that breast implants are not lifetime devices
If you are interest in a Las Vegas fat transfer procedure, contact Apex Medical Spa for a consultation! We service the Las Vegas area and use the most current HD Liposculpting, Liposat and Vibrosat technologies, which means we are able to work with higher precision and provide a gentle and homogeneous fat removal experience.