When it comes to enhancing the figure and improving your curves, one of the best ways to achieve this is breast enhancement surgery. Breast implants in particular have been quite popular for decades, increasing the size of the breasts, boosting the shape of the breasts, and increasing the profile of the bustline. It’s no wonder that breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery options in the world today.
Recent advances in fat transfer techniques and applications have made it possible for surgeons to perform breast enhancement surgery without breast implants, however. Fat transfer breast enhancement offers comparable results as breast augmentation surgery even though the method of achieving this enhancement differs a great deal.
At the New Orleans area plastic surgery practice of Dr. Kamran Khoobehi, both traditional breast augmentation surgery with breast implants and fat transfer breast enlargement are offered. Some patients may best be served by one option rather than the other given their specific goals and needs. Let’s see how the two options measure up against one another.
Traditional Breast Augmentation
During traditional breast augmentation surgery, breast implants are placed into the breast pocket in order to enhance the size, shape, and profile of the breasts. These breast implants are either filled with silicone gel or a saline solution. There are a number of different techniques for implant placement and incisions for the insertion of the breast implants, but in every case, the end result is essentially the same.
Fat Transfer and Breast Augmentation
During breast augmentation through fat transfer, fat from one area of the body is harvested and then inserted into the breast and chest area using carefully made incisions. Once in place, the fat will increase the volume and fullness of the breasts.
When Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation May Be Better
There are a number of New Orleans fat transfer benefits when it comes to breast augmentation. For one, there is less scarring involved in fat transfer breast augmentation than in traditional breast augmentation. The incisions through which the fat is placed into the breasts are only one-eighth of an inch, which is smaller than the discreet incisions made for traditional breast augmentation. Another benefit of fat transfer breast augmentation is that it also provides the opportunity for a patient to undergo a body contouring surgery, reducing fat in one area of the body that may be problematic.
When Traditional Breast Augmentation May Be Better
Of course, that isn’t to say that fat transfer breast augmentation will replace traditional breast augmentation surgery entirely. In some cases, the needs of the patient will require the use of breast implants rather than fat transfer breast enhancement. Indeed, there are still a number of great benefits to breast implants and traditional breast augmentation surgery, especially when it comes to combining the surgery with a breast lift to improve the pertness of the breasts.
In order to find out which option is best for you, you will need to visit Dr. Khoobehi at his practice for a consultation. Only after assessing your situation and using his expertise will Dr. Khoobehi be able to determine which option for breast enhancement will be of best benefit to you. To schedule a consultation, contact our plastic surgery practice near New Orleans today.