What is Breast Fat Grafting?

Breast augmentation has been one of the leading cosmetic surgery procedures for several years running. Even though a few hundred thousand women get breast implants each year, there are thousands more who want to but prefer to remain “au naturale.” Fat grafting provides them the way to do just that.

Augmenting Breasts the Natural Way

Women report joking about taking fat from one area of the body and putting it in a more advantageous location, not really realizing that the technique to do so has been in development for many years. Today, fat grafting is commonly used in cosmetic surgeries targeting the face and the body. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a prime example. Many of the facelift procedures that are performed, as well, involve placing small doses of fat into areas that have flattened or hollowed out. But the breasts? Is it really possible to get larger breasts through this technique?

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting for natural breast enlargement has had somewhat of a rocky road to travel. Initially, the procedure failed to produce the desired effect. In the past, this was because fat was extracted from one area, such as the abdomen or thighs, and then it was injected, in large volumes, into the breast. It was essentially liposuction in reverse, right down to the same basic equipment. The problem with early technique was that much of the tissue that was inserted necrosed, or died, leaving behind lumps of calcified tissue.

The way that fat grafting is performed today is far more sophisticated and meticulous. Fat that is harvested from one area is now processed before insertion into the breasts, significantly improving survival rate. Trained physicians understand the limitations of this procedure in terms of how much fat can be transferred in a single procedure. The fact is, natural breast augmentation with fat grafting fits right in with the current trend — to keep breasts natural looking and not overly large. This method of enlargement is suitable for increasing about one to just over one cup size. It would not be appropriate for a woman wanting to go from an A cup to a C cup in one fell swoop.

Schedule a Consultation

Is it time to regain the fullness you used to have, or gain the shape that you always wished you had? Visit Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery in Edina to discuss fat grafting for breast enlargement. Call (612) 335-9032 today! Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery serves Edina, MN and surrounding areas.

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