WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Breast augmentation or enlargement can be done by implants or using ones own fat. Though most of us familiar with implants, breast fat fill is a newer procedure which is slowly gaining popularity.
WHAT IS BREAST FAT FILL?
Breast fat fill is a procedure in which the patient is aspirated from one area(tummy, thighs, arms) and is used to augment or enlarge their breasts.
ARE YOU AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR BREAST FAT FILL?
In general women who have small breasts, who have lost volume post lactation, weight loss can opt for breast fat fill.
You are an ideal candidate
If you have small volume breasts with minimal or no sagging
Good physical and mental health
Ideal body weight
Breast fat fill is done as a day care procedure under general anesthesia. Pre operative markings and the areas from which fat is going to be aspirated is decided. Liposuction of the donor areas is done (tummy, thighs, back,arms)and the aspirated fat is injected into the breasts through a minimal incison(5mm) in the armpit/axilla. Post operatively a compression garment to the area of liposuction and support bra is advised for a period of 6-8 weeks. Strenuous activities to be avoided for a period of two months.
DIFFERENCE IN RESULTS COMPARED TO BREAST IMPLANT.
Breast fat fill has a few advantages over breast implant, such as using ones own fat,removing fat from undesired area to augment a desired area. There are no scars over the breasts, only small scars in the armpit .however one has to remember that upto 20-30% of the injected fat may get absorbed and the patient may need another sitting to get the optimal results.
Dr Bharathi MS (Gen Surg),M.Ch (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Consultant, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Mehta’s Hospitals, Chetpet